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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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Readers' comments (24)

  • Good day! Very disappointing that the files are not working on Mac.. I was very excited about the description of the audio, but there's no way I can access them since the files are not supporting Mac.

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  • Hi,
    This is a flash based .exe file. It is possible to open .exe file on Macs ( however you will need to install third party software to be able to open the files. As mentioned in the comment thread, the aim at onestopenglish is to update all the Flash content but this will take some time.


    The onestopenglish team

  • Hello OneStop Team,
    I was wondering if there are any updates on how to unzip the files on a macOS Mojave, without me purchasing further application in order to do so? Thank you in advance. Sinem:)

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  • Hello sinem,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately this video uses Flash player which is not mac-compatible. This is something we are looking to change in the near future, however.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Hello Anonymous,

    Thank you very much for your comment. Yes, as mentioned in the previous comment, we have unfortunately had to remove one of the files due to it no longer being mac-compatible. Unfortunately, this means the remaining video above is only compatible with PC's. However, the audio files on subsequent lesson plans in this series should work on both macs and PCs.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • The zip file does not work on my mac. there is only one file, not two as specified in the previous comments

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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,

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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 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?


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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:

    I hope that helps you!

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