4M RADIO FRANKENSTEIN: the Monster’s back!

Hi! After studying and reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, (part 1 & part 2) we did a Cooperative Creative writing activity in groups, done partly in class and partly at home using Shared Google Docs. Here’s the assignment:

Now, imagine that, for unknown reasons that you can make up, Frankenstein has come back. Situation: You are either a scientist or a computer nerd living in (say where) and have seen him (say where and when). Write down an e-mail to (say who) telling him/her what you have just witnessed (max 200 words).

As a follow-up, in order to improve the oral skills, I decided to do a Podcast using the app Spreaker. So one morning we recorded their works in class 🙂 using my iPad. It was their first time and, for sure, since they are rather shy and reserved young women and men – at least in class am I right? 😉 -, they felt pretty embarrassed; nevertheless, they proved very cooperative, very committed and did a good job! Speaking while knowing of being recorded is not easy, nor comfortable and listening to our own voice & pronunciation is tough as we’re usually hypercritical and aim at perfection. Still, that’s good, as it will urge you to work harder to improve. Practice will make it perfect! Therefore … stay tuned!

Here’s their podcasts from RADIO FRANKENSTEIN!

Please leave a comment on the activity, what you liked, disliked and advice on how to improve it 🙂 Thanks.

7 thoughts on “4M RADIO FRANKENSTEIN: the Monster’s back!

  1. I liked it! If we are going to do it agail I’ll rehearse better 🙂

  2. I’m not one of the people that recorded their voice, but I find this type of exercise useful to improve your pronunciation and yourself to speak in public.

  3. I liked this activity a lot! It was the first time for me and it was a little embarassing listening my own voice because i had never done that before.. but I really liked it! I think that the next time all the class should speak and maybe we could do a work with all the members of the class so that we could have fun together but, most importantly we can improve our pronunciation and help each other.

  4. I liked it, as it’s a great way to improve and be aware of our pronunciation. If we are going to do this activity again, I think we should all participate reading and maybe prepare it before, so that we can rehearse and make it more effective

  5. At the beginning, I was skeptical about this activity because I never did this type of activity at school but then I found it very useful: it improves your pronounciation, your fluency and also it helps to overcome the shyness and the embarassment.

  6. Even though I haven’t recorded this time, i had recorded this winter and I think it’s a very useful activity to improve our language, not only the pronounce but even our self confidence when we speak!

  7. I have never recorded my voice and I would like to do this next time even if I’m a bit scared because I don’t like the sound of my voice. I really like this activity because I could listen to the other people stories told by the others and not read them on my own. I agree with Anna, the next time all of us could do it even if most of us are a bit shy, or like me they don’t belive in theirselves and they don’t like their pronunciation. It’s an activity that can improve our english but I think also reduce our shyness.

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