When I saw this M&M Eat the hostage Commercial on YouTube before my selected song came on, I couldn’t resist using it in class for a fun script writing activity. Here are the steps I followed for my M&M Eat the hostage Commercial Script writing activity:
- Write hostage on the board, elicit its meaning meaning, other forms and synonyms: To take hostage, To hold hostage, Prisoner, Victim, Captive.
- In groups students discuss any hostage situations they have seen on films, and the motivations for them.
- Feedback open class and board any emergent language.
- Tell students they are going to watch a 30 second hostage situation clip without the sound, and ask them to concentrate on the events so they are able to recount together what happened.
- Play the M&M Eat the hostage Commercial without the sound.
- In groups the students discuss what happened in the advert.
- Open class students share their ideas to ensure all students have the information and the stages of the hostage situation can be boarded.
- Play the YouTube clip again without sound, for students to check back their ideas.
- In groups students write the script for the M&M Eat the hostage Commercial, and rehearse together.
- Students perform their hostage commercials with their own script in turn open class.
- Non performing groups and teacher enjoy the viewing!
- Play the original M&M Eat the hostage Commercial for students to hear the original script.
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