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The Road Less Travelled: Introductory lesson: Flash movie trailer and activities

Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate

The trailer for the new onestopenglish soap opera is now available! The accompanying lesson by Lindsay Clandfield can be used as a fun way to introduce students to the series.

The Road Less Travelled logo

To download the trailer, click on the file and select 'Save' from the pop-up box. Select the folder that you would like to save the trailer in and then click 'Save'.

I did the first episode of the soap with students today. We got to know the characters and cut out photos from a mag to go with the characters - which was hilarious! Then we listened to the conversation - I had made a new conversation with changes, as you suggested, and it worked very well. This is a great idea.

Thanks for all your great work!

Sara Hancock

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  • Hi Lynette,

    Thanks for your feedback. We are aware of the problem with the .hqx video files and those have been removed because they are not compatible with the new Mac operating system. We are looking at upgrading our video format. However, the audio files for this series work fine for both PCs and Macs.

    Hope that helps.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Thanks for a great lesson plan, but unfortunately the file format hqx you are using is so outdated that Mac no longer supports it. Trying to run an .exe file, most computers will block it as it is the biggest security risk in the computer world.
    Please consider using a more updated audio format.
    I'm using a MacBook Air.
    Looking forward to your soonest reply.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Lynette.

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  • Hi dmoore and Helene,

    The file on the left is for Macs and the one on the right is suitable for PCs. If you are unable to open the file by clicking on it, please try saving the file to your computer by right-clicking on the file, selecting ‘Save Target As …’ or ‘Save Link As …’. You can then right click on the file once you have saved it and select 'Open with...' then select the programme you want to open it with.

    Please get in touch via help@macmillan.com if this doesn’t work and a member of our technical team will help you.

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi, I can't open the files on my macbook either, and from what I gather not only is the Puffin app only available on android and iPad/Iphone, but it won't help mac users to use the files once downloaded.
    It would be so nice if you would take mac users into account!
    Best wishes, Helene from France.

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  • Hi,

    I can't open the above zip and hqx. files too and I followed the link to the puffin-browser which seems to indicate that Puffin download is for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

    Does Puffin work on MacBooks?

    Cheers

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  • Hi Robert,

    Yes apologies Flash files aren't compatible with macs. However, you could try downloading the Puffin Web Browser which should allow you to watch Flash files on your mac. You can find it here:

    https://www.puffinbrowser.com/download/

    I hope that helps you!

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  • Hi OneStop Technical team!
    I've down loadede the files but my Mac does not support .Can you make another suggestion ?
    Best wishes
    Robert Hone
    p.s.I cannot be the only one!!

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  • Hi Marrissel,

    Sorry to hear you are having problems. I have tested the links and they are working fine for me. If you're having any technical difficulties, please contact our technical team at help@macmillan.com and they'll be happy to talk you through it.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • I unzipped the file (extracted it) and it is still in the loop of the introduction

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  • I now open the zip file and I get the intro HOPE LOVE etc and that is all LOL??

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