Callum, the BBC producer, was an EFL teacher for 14 years all over the world before moving into filming. He explained the activities to the students, as well as the process for creating a professional video.
Bell London students take part in filming for the BBC’s Learning English series. Ana, Portuguese (32), Taka, Japanese (29) and Mariam, Georgian (23) worked with the BBC to demonstrate language activities and to learn about filming.
Ana, Taka and Mariam all learnt the tasks and script. The tasks focused on:
- Unfinished conditional sentences in English that start with ‘if’, for example “If you do that one more time”
- Inversion, changing the emphasis, for example, whether you should say “I’m good” if someone asks you how you are – like lots of English people do.
The group worked together, each taking a turn to hold the cue cards. To start the filming the students first had to do a loud clap and say ‘take one’.
View the videos on the BBC Learning English website:
- When and if: unfinished conditional sentences (upper intermediate level)
- Inversion: changing the emphasis (upper intermediate level)
You’ll see the thank you message from the BBC to the staff and students of Bell London.
Ana said: “It’s been a really different experience, really interesting to take part in”.
While the filming was taking place inside Bell London, there was also a film crew outside filming a new Tom Cruise film. It all happens in London!
The BBC is returning to film with our students again this month for a new episode in the series. Find out more about our English courses for students aged 16+ in London and Cambridge and start your adventure.