Topical teaching ideas

If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.



by Teachit
16th October 2015


Spanish | Listening | Health

This short cartoon (2 mins 37 secs) is part of Mexico's campaign against smoking and is featured on the site It takes a tragicomic approach to the topic of tobacco, which might appeal to students!

Teaching ideas

Ask students to watch the clip and make a list (in English or in Spanish depending on their level) of the effects of smoking which are mentioned in the video. The visual clues should help them pick out the key words.

You could also ask them to note the character's catchphrase, along the lines of 'Fuma! No pasa nada!'

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