A YouTuber called Dankmus has created so many awesome remixes based on Simpsons quotes.
You will need to download ManyCam to play the videos in your online classroom.
I think they are great because they tend to repeat a single phrase frequently, so then this becomes an activity of deciphering what the phrase means…
…and they are some damn good tunes.
Here are 5 of my favourite Dankmus Simpsons Remixes
1) – I – S A I D – F R E N C H – F R I E S –
Like I say, food is my number one topic for free-talk with online students. And this video has lots of content such as the repeated phrase of ‘I said french fries', as well as a burger with teeth.
So just a fun way to start a bit of food related free-talk with a seriously funny and catchy song!
2) – S T E A M E D – H A M S –
This is the one that started it all. Made during the internet meme craze of editing the ‘Steamed Hams' scene from Simpsons, this is what kickstarted Dankmus' unique project.
And once again, more food related conversation points!
…but don't worry about trying to explain what a steamed ham is.
3) – Y E S –
I like this one purely for the simple dialogue between Mr Burns and Mr Smithers. Really good for funny role play to practice a basic conversation.
4) – D R – Z A I U S –
This one is such a head-bobber! And there are plenty of things for you and your student to expand upon. Remember I said how food is a great free-talk topic? Well animals are even better!
And you aren't short of supply of monkeys doing interesting things in this tune!
I'm always on the look out for new methods to get the students laughing and talking.
And these videos by Dankmus are certainly a way to inspire a response!
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