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Mouse for sale

Mouse for Sale by Wouter Bongaerts

Mouse for sale  is a great film for practising the present simple and present progressive with younger students (Years 5/6). It’s short (only 4 minutes) and does not contain any speech, which can be a bonus at times as the students can concentrate on describing what is going on.

The words “seesaw”, “earwig”, “headphones”, “button (on the headphones)”, “peanut” or “nut” will need to be given in advance, but otherwise the students should be able to use words that they know to talk about the film. The film could also be used to revise adjectives to describe feelings.