Ima­gi­ne that you want to (or as home­work have to ) watch a video with tips on how to redu­ce your inta­ke of sugar.

The first thing you should do is to activa­te your (hope­ful­ly) alrea­dy exis­ting know­ledge about this topic. Ima­gi­ne that you tell a fri­end / your tea­cher etc. what you alrea­dy know, if pos­si­ble you should speak loud: „First of all you should avo­id or at least redu­ce suga­ry drinks. One lit­re of nor­mal coke ent­hält … Alrea­dy in this sta­ge you should look up unknown words first at PONS and then check them at eit­her the LDOCE or the OALD. Like this you con­ti­nue and try to speak for ca. five minu­tes: „Second­ly you must pay atten­ti­on to all the hid­den sugar. …“

Now start the video. You should stop the video (with the space­bar Leer­tas­te) whenever a new aspect has been dealt with and repeat in your own words what has been said. If the­re are again important words you don’t know, look them up at PONS and a mono­lin­gu­al dic­tion­a­ry.

Your vocab work beco­mes much more effi­ci­ent if you don’t only look up words but note them down or save them for future revi­si­on. One pos­si­bi­li­ty is of cour­se to wri­te down the Eng­lish word and its Ger­man mea­ning on a pie­ce of paper, but you can of cour­se also save it digi­tal­ly e.g. at Quiz­let.

You should also save the video for future revi­si­on. At You­Tube you can use e.g. Spei­chern / Spä­ter anse­hen or you use a ser­vice like Pocket.

At the end of the video you should again revi­se what you have seen / learnt. Again you should speak loud if pos­si­ble.

Now prac­ti­se my tips with the fol­lo­wing video: