Warning: This lesson is not for everyone... for a variety of reasons.
This morning I had a delayed opening and I went down a rabbit hole of #Chimuelo tweets! There are two videos (combined into one here) that went viral and this meme sums up how I (and many others) felt about the videos ------->>>
Basically Chimuelo was the pet of Renato, a 12 year old boy from Chile. Chimuelo had a genetic deformity and couldn't fly, so Renato named the bird after the dragon in the movie "How to train your dragon" (the dragon couldn't fly either). Chimuelo was a very special pet for Renato, but then he died of a heart attack. Renato had a burial for Chimuelo, filmed it, sent it via Whatapp to his family and then it went viral from there.
- Click here to read more about Chimuelo and Renato and the funeral went viral
- Watch this video to learn more about Chimuelo and how he died.
- And then click here to see what his new pet is.
I thought students would be interested in it... and that it could generate some good class discussions, so I created a little lesson for it.
Below is the presentation (click here to make a copy). It is for Intermediates, but could be adapted and simplified.
I included some links to some articles and other videos and lots of screenshots of tweets to look at after the initial story and video. These could lead to some great class discussions!