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Boring Viewing

Some of the most tedious YouTube videos exposed.

1 Pre-reading

Look at the topics for mini-videos below. What do you think happens in the videos?

2 Reading I

Read the article once to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again and answer the questions.

1. How long is the cow video?

2. How long is the car journey?

3. What is the model of?

4. What does this expression mean, “It’s like watching paint dry”?

5. What type of washing machine is it?

6. How long is the tax video?

4 Language focus Making suggestions

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