Watching online videos in another language is quite difficult for language students. Usually, videos are not made for language learners. They are made for native speakers who understand the language perfectly. Most of the people in these videos, such as clips from films or documentaries, speak very fast, have strong regional accents, and use idioms and expressions that are very difficult to understand. However, the more you practice watching these kinds of videos, the better you will understand a variety of expressions and accents.
In this lesson, I will send you a video, you will watch it 3-4 times, and you will write a summary (300 words or less) about the video. I want you to try to understand the main idea, even though you may have trouble understanding accents, speaking speed, and expressions. We will correct your summary together in class. Then afterward, we will talk about new vocabulary and idioms that you heard in the video.
If you don't have time for a 50-minute lesson, there is a version of this lesson with no Skype class: "Video Summary - (no Skype class)".