Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: Vocabulary - 4 ways to use the word 'round' – Pygmalion part 1

Activity overview:

The English word ‘round’ has many meanings and uses. In this video, we bring you BBC Learning English's own version of the classic story Pygmalion - and we've found many different ways to use the word' round' in it.
You’ll find exercises on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-7/session-4
And here is part 2, with 4 more expressions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/towards-advanced/unit-7/session-4/activity-2

Hello, I'm Lizzie. Today I've got a story that dates back thousands of years. It involves a man who's a sculptor and who, through his skilful work, hopes to find the perfect woman. This man is called Pygmalion. A group of prostitutes are in the street, not behaving very well. These women have been punished by the goddess Aphrodite, for not believing in her, by removing their inhibitions – and their wild behaviour is driving him around the bend.

Pygmalion is not impressed. He hasn't met many women but soon he comes round to the idea that this is how all women behave and decides that he's going to ignore all women from now on.

Instead of talking to and meeting women, he decides to 'make' his ideal woman by carefully and delicately sculpturing an ivory statue. He works his way round and round the block, chiselling and carving away at pieces.

He works round the clock until eventually he creates a beautiful sculpture. In fact it is so lifelike that Pygmalion actually falls in love with the statue, almost believing it is human. He kisses it all over – yuk! But, sadly, the statue will never love him back.

Tagged under: English,lesson,authentic english,learn english,الإنجليزية,learning english,Pygmalion,british, word ,native English speaker,อังกฤษ,teacher,Inglé,masterclass,lesson plan,language lesson,hear story,영어,BBC,official,英語,conversational,BBC masterclass,english,language,aprenda ingles,speaking native,tutorial, story,speak,​,speak english,Inglê,anh,English ,storytelling,native,ELT,vocabulary,lesson planning,bbc learning english,natural

Find more lesson plans like this:

0.2 miles in Feet: How-to & Steps

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share Vocabulary - 4 ways to use the word 'round' – Pygmalion part 1 on Google+ Share Vocabulary - 4 ways to use the word 'round' – Pygmalion part 1 on Twitter Share Vocabulary - 4 ways to use the word 'round' – Pygmalion part 1 on Facebook Pin Vocabulary - 4 ways to use the word 'round' – Pygmalion part 1 Email Vocabulary - 4 ways to use the word 'round' – Pygmalion part 1

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome