Set in Brixton, London, this video lesson includes authentic interviews with people living in London, talking about preferences. 

Seven ideas on how to use this video (see Downloads) with your class

Some of the ideas can be used for flipped lessons. In this scenario students can do tasks and preparatory work at home or in the school independently from the teacher for the following lesson. This allows more time for communicative tasks, teacher-led tasks or group-led tasks during class time.

1. Themed discussion

Live form London Lorraine

Level: Pre-intermediate to intermediate


Objectives: to practice fluency

Flipped: Your students could do the preparatory work independently and prepare answers to bring to class the following day.

Instructions: Place your students into pairs or small groups for this activity. 

Do you prefer cats or dogs?
What kind of food do you prefer?
What type of films do you prefer?
Where would you prefer to spend a holiday?


2. Mingling Task

Level: Pre-intermediate to intermediate

Summary: Students watch the video through once then use the 

Objective: to practice fluency


Do you prefer cats or dogs?


_____ is very similar to _____

_____ is very different to _____

_____ is exactly the same as _____

_____ is completely different to ______


3. Note-taking

live from london kris

Level: Pre-intermediate to intermediate

Summary: S

Objective: to listen for specific information



  1. Kris
  2. Lorraine
  3. Natasha
  4. Sasha


4. Warmer for ‘You choose!’ lesson

Level: Pre-intermediate to intermediate

Summary: Video used as a warmer for Impressions lesson ‘You choose!’.

Objectives: to engage students on the subject of preferences


Do you prefer cats or dogs?

Ask your students to discuss the questions in pairs before continuing this lesson from point 2 in the teacher’s notes of lesson plan ’You choose!’ which you can find here

5. True or false questions

live from london natasha

Level: Pre-Intermediate to intermediate

Summary: Students are given a list of true or false statements about the video content.

Objective: to listen for specific information

Flipped: Students can prepare their true and false statements outside of class to be used in the next lesson – see additional ideas.

Instructions: transcript

  1. Kris finds dogs a bit temperamental [F] She finds cats temperamental
  2. Kris has three Tibetan Spaniel dogs [F] She used to have three Tibetan Spaniels
  3. Lorraine has a phobia of dogs [T]
  4. Natasha is allergic to dogs [F] She’s allergic to cats
  5. Natasha likes spicy food [F] She doesn’t like anything spicy
  6. Lorraine’s favourite food is lobster [T]
  7. Kris has recently started to enjoy baking [T]
  8. Kris doesn’t like horror films as they give her nightmares [T]
  9. Sasha prefers the beach to the mountains [F] She likes both
  10. Lorraine likes a hot climate [F] She’s not really a hot climate person and moans if it goes above 25 degree.

Additional idea: 

6. Film genre task



Objectives: to practise spoekn fluency


Instructions:action film on the board and ask your students to think of an action film they like or dislike. 

Foreign art
Hollywood films (Not necessarily a genre but students may suggest this as an answer.)

Now put your students into pairs or small groups to add further genres such as:


There may be further suggestions from your class. A

7. Vocabulary gap-fill

live from london sasha

Level: Intermediate to upper intermediate

Summary: S

Objectives: to

Instructions: Write the following words on the board:

indecisive (adj)




Natasha:put me off of






1.moody  2.phobia  3.bitten  4.allergic  5.spicy  6.background  7.indecisive  8.moan  9.stereotypical



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