I often use videos in classes, just to get students listening to other voices than my own. Picking a suitable video can sometimes be tricky, but Dragons Den is usually a sure fire hit. Entertaining, a mix of accents and dialects and vocabulary that fits in with the business world. Some of the entrepreneurs ideas are a bit sketchy, or sometimes downright dumb, but every now and then one comes along which catches the eye.
The pitch below comes from a couple selling Magic Whiteboards. It’s a brilliant idea! I have so many classes where there is no whiteboard available, and while I can survive without one, and use a pen and paper instead, it would make life a bit easier sometimes to have one at my side. I would love to buy the product, but at the moment it’s hard to justify the cost of ordering and shipping a roll of it to Mexico.