The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “The Technology of Yesterday”


The Video

Talk show favourite Ellen shows a flabbergasted group of youngster some of yesterdays most hip gadgets: a chunky 80s cell phone, a typewriter and an answer phone. Cheeky Ellen starts pulling the kids’ legs for a light-hearted bit of comedy.

Level and Language Focus

The language of the clip is not too complicated so it is recommendable for either intermediate or upper intermediate levels.

Ellen talks about both new and old gadgets so this video could be a good introduction to class about technology or computers.

A worksheet can be found here:

Ellen Worksheet (Right Click, Save As…)


You can view the video on YouTube, or on her official website, both with the bonus of option subtitles.