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Playphrase.me Amazing Video Resource

Credit to my colleague Katy Wright for this great online resource.

Check out this amazing site. It allows you to search for specific phrases in a database of video clips from popular films and TV shows, like an online corpus of authentic spoken English. I can see tonnes of uses for this, primarily for presenting new vocab; can’t think of an example sentence for some vocab? Stick it in to playphrase.me and Doctor House, Ross from friends or even a Game of Thrones character will come out with one for you! Below is a search for the phrasal verb “put off”:

http://playphrase.me/en/search?q=put%20off&p=544841c309bd000ab757c725

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Barcelona based English Teacher, blogger and sometime actor and director.

6 thoughts on “Playphrase.me Amazing Video Resource

  1. This is really interesting. I’ve been wondering how to make something like this. I keep coming across expressions that I’ve taught in films, books and on telly and I want to make a sort of short video of all the clips and times I see the expressions in context every week. Sometimes I think my exam kids don’t believe we use certain idioms and expressions. But apart from filming clips from my laptop on my phone and inserting them into a powerpoint (possibly?) I’m not sure how to do it. This is a step in the right direction I guess.

      1. It’s great for phrasal verbs. I couldn’t find any idioms that I’ve been doing recently. I also wanted ‘no room to swing a cat’ but sadly to no avail.

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