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Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« on: November 11, 2015, 02:47:46 pm »
Hey all,

So my new section of English conversation class starts next week (I teach 8 week sessions) and I thought the first session didn't go so well. So, I decided to choose a new topic/theme that could take me through the whole 8 weeks, and got the idea for using the BBC show Merlin from this site.

However, I didn't find many resources for using the show. So I came up with a plan. My conversation class is two 45 minute periods each Wednesday. The plan is to introduce new vocabulary with a PPT and simultaneously have the students write down these definitions on their worksheets at the beginning of class. Then we will watch the episode. There are questions that the students should answer while watching. Finally, after watching we will have a brief discussion, and the students will answer questions related to the episode, as well as complete a word search and  a comic drawing activity about what they think will happen in next week's episode.

The episode itself is 45 minutes, so that will take 1 period. The remaining 45 minutes should hopefully be filled with the PPT intro, post-watching worksheet questions, word search, comic, and discussions activities.

Let me know what you all think, or if you have any suggestions. I like this idea because it should take some pressure off of me, keep them entertained (hopefully), they'll learn some new words, and practice their writing skills. Let me know how this goes!



Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 07:48:35 am »
Love this ...... What an amazing idea. Thank you so much.


Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 02:33:23 pm »
I loooooooove this. I teach each class (6 classes total, I think) two 45 min conversation classes a week, so I don't think it will work for me as is. I'm not sure, but I don't think it's really going to go over well if I just have the girls watch a movie for one whole class, lol. But I might try breaking the episode up and doing it that way. My co-teachers don't give me any direction and just tell me to do whatever I want, so I need fun, interesting things to do with my girls. This is really good.

I'll let you know if I use it and how it goes :)


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 03:15:48 pm »
Looks very promising but where can one find the episodes online and do you use ones with Korean subtitles?


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 07:41:04 am »
I loooooooove this. I teach each class (6 classes total, I think) two 45 min conversation classes a week, so I don't think it will work for me as is. I'm not sure, but I don't think it's really going to go over well if I just have the girls watch a movie for one whole class, lol. But I might try breaking the episode up and doing it that way. My co-teachers don't give me any direction and just tell me to do whatever I want, so I need fun, interesting things to do with my girls. This is really good.

I'll let you know if I use it and how it goes :)

Thanks, I'm about to run it today and we'll see how it goes. I was a little worried about using one whole class for watching, but it was actually my co-teacher who recommended using shows in class (she uses the show "Everybody Hates Chris." So I'm hopeful that it won't be a problem but if it is I can either further break up the episodes or mix in some other activities. If you use it I hope it goes well!


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 08:51:32 am »
Looks very promising but where can one find the episodes online and do you use ones with Korean subtitles?

I downloaded the whole of season 1 from Kickass torrents but any torrent site will do. Just search "Merlin Season 1." For subtitles, I recommend this site (http://gom.gomtv.com/main/index.html?ch=subtitles&pt=l&menu=subtitles). Here's a direct link to the subs (http://gom.gomtv.com/main/index.html?ch=subtitles&pt=v&menu=subtitles&seq=787721&prepage=7&md5key=&md5skey=)


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 10:56:45 am »
I found S01 Ep01 subbed online here too if anyone needs it.

http://cafe.naver.com/englishtrip/57959


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 03:29:25 pm »
Here's some materials for episode 2. The PPT is mine, but the worksheet was found on another site and then modified to make it a little easier.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 03:31:05 pm »
Here are some episode 3 materials. I made a PPT and an original worksheet.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 08:12:10 am »
A couple of PPTs I used with my High Schoolers for this series.

It includes a few links to clips of different interpretations of the character of Merlin.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 07:43:29 pm »
Here's materials for episode 4. It follows the same pattern as last week. Introduce the new words with the PPT & have the students write the definitions. Watch the episode, and then finish the first page and then complete page 2.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2015, 09:23:46 am »
Here are the materials for episode 5. The students finished the materials early last time, so I made this week's materials a bit longer, adding the word and definition matching activity before we watch this week's episode.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 08:48:31 am »
Here are the materials for Episode 6. I included a word scramble in this week's worksheet.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2015, 08:39:57 am »
Thanks for the ppts and the materials! My 3rd and 2nd grade middle school boys (all boys school) love it!

Just in case someone, like myself, doesn't want to download the entire season. I use mgoon.com website to look for the episodes. It already has the subtitles on it. Only problem is that it is missing episode 2 of the first season  :cry: However, my students don't mind at all they love the show.

I would definitely suggest talking to them about the legend of Merlin and King Arthur. It really gets them interested in watching it even more. 

http://www.mgoon.com/search/v?search_keyword=merlin+s1  = all season 1, except ep02.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2015, 01:19:13 pm »
Thanks for the ppts and the materials! My 3rd and 2nd grade middle school boys (all boys school) love it!

Just in case someone, like myself, doesn't want to download the entire season. I use mgoon.com website to look for the episodes. It already has the subtitles on it. Only problem is that it is missing episode 2 of the first season  :cry: However, my students don't mind at all they love the show.

I would definitely suggest talking to them about the legend of Merlin and King Arthur. It really gets them interested in watching it even more. 

http://www.mgoon.com/search/v?search_keyword=merlin+s1  = all season 1, except ep02.

I'm glad your kids are enjoying it! That's a good idea about explaining the legend. I actually just finished "The Warlord Chronicles," a book series by Bernard Cornwell, which is all about Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, and many other characters from this time period. The show obviously portrays the characters differently than the book. Since there are very few historical records from the time period, it appears that Arthur most likely did exist as a great warlord, but the idea of Merlin seems much more fictional, especially with the way he is shown in the tv series. Regardless, it would be very interesting to talk about.

Thanks for the show link as well. That should help a lot of people on here who had trouble finding either the show or the subtitles.

This is actually my last conversation class of the year. I'm not sure my schedule for the new school year starting in March yet. If I do continue to have conversation class then I will continue making these worksheets. If not though then this might be the end of my own worksheets for Merlin, although of course anyone else can contribute their own resources to this thread.

Glad its worked well for you!



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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2016, 08:32:34 am »
Just an FYI, the subtitles (like many) embellish the language a bit and slip in some really nasty words. The translation for "you're an ass" is "병신", which means "retard" in Korean (and it's just as horrible to say in Korean). I will use the program, but I just want people to know why there kids might chuckle and coteacher might cringe.

I found another version with different subtitles, but it makes the same translation.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2016, 08:43:34 am by DeeDubb »


Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2016, 05:54:37 pm »
I loooooooove this. I teach each class (6 classes total, I think) two 45 min conversation classes a week, so I don't think it will work for me as is. I'm not sure, but I don't think it's really going to go over well if I just have the girls watch a movie for one whole class, lol. But I might try breaking the episode up and doing it that way. My co-teachers don't give me any direction and just tell me to do whatever I want, so I need fun, interesting things to do with my girls. This is really good.

I'll let you know if I use it and how it goes :)

Thanks, I'm about to run it today and we'll see how it goes. I was a little worried about using one whole class for watching, but it was actually my co-teacher who recommended using shows in class (she uses the show "Everybody Hates Chris." So I'm hopeful that it won't be a problem but if it is I can either further break up the episodes or mix in some other activities. If you use it I hope it goes well!

I was FINALLY able to do this lesson in my winter camp today! It went pretty well. I made a PPT to introduce the King Arthur legend, which they were interested in, and I edited your worksheets a bit to include some stuff I've been teaching them this week. They all really liked the show and it went over pretty well! My students are too low level for the last page of the worksheet, so I did a discussion with them instead after watching the episode. Overall, it was pretty good!
« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 06:04:00 pm by maddragonqueen »


Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2016, 02:49:18 pm »
Thank you sooo much, CliffK and everyone else who's helped to prep materials for this series. It's been a life saver at my all boys school where even my co-teachers have a hard time with classroom management :shocked:

Here's a link to stream season 1, including episode 2  :wink: and it loaded a lot faster on my old PC than mgoon:

http://tvpot.daum.net/clip/ClipView.do?clipid=46351883&q=&lu=v_relatedclip_toros_08&ref=&cateid=&relateid=46354050&relatepage=


Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episodes 1-6
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2017, 09:25:08 am »
Thanks, everyone! This thread inspired me to dedicate a week of camp to the series. It was a hit with my middle schoolers!

I covered one episode (introduction, episode plus review activity) in a 90 minute period.


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Re: Merlin BBC TV Show: Episode 1 PPT & Worksheet
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2019, 04:45:35 pm »
thank you so much for that grat work