TV chef Jamie Oliver invites American financial adviser Alvin Hall to deliver a maths class to inspire a group of under-performing high school teenagers. Hall tells the kids about his hard upbringing and his rise to financial success through self-discipline. Will this story inspire the teens to realise their dreams of one day making a million pounds?
Level and Language Focus
Hall’s diction is slow and clear, and the video should be accessible to learners with a level of intermediate and above.
You can use the worksheet below to introduce the grammar topic of hypothetical situations including the second conditional and the construction I wish…
The video is full of money vocabulary and could be used as an introduction to this important topic.
As the lesson takes place in a high school classroom, young learners may identify more with some of the characters in the clip, but it is suitable for adult classes too.
Download the worksheet here: Alvin Hall Talks Maths (Right Click, Save As…)
You can watch the video on YouTube.