This is my usual introduction to one of these “most popular” posts:
As regular readers know, I’ve been posting “most popular” lists of websites that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”
I’ve found that short funny animal videos are great to show to English Language Learner students and then — together — we write about what we saw. In addition, I”ve used an exercise called “back to the screen” (see The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL for more information on how it works) with these types of videos.
Animal Planet is a great source for these kinds of videos. They have a page where you can see their most-watched videos of “all time.”
You can see videos of “talking birds, water-skiing squirrels, and multi-talented dogs…”