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    Searching for fun and simple activity animation with free download

    I am teaching English at primary and junior high schools in Japan and would like show some simple but fun sports, hobby and gym based animations with clean backgrounds for my self introduction lesson. I'll act out some myself (maybe double up) and I know there are free stick figure making and animation software but I don't trust my ability to draw a good one. The range of activities sought is primarily gym-based including "Body Pump"- weight-lifting to music- group fitness, weights machines, free weights, running on track, swimming, sauna using, bathing plus other hobbies/ sports demonstrations- not particular about which ones. I am going ask them which one of these two do I do at the gym. So is there a website where I can find all the animations sought? Google is so useless- only found a a few and many not useful ones and no websites with helpful search functions or internal categories.

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    Re: Searching for fun and simple activity animation with free download

    I do wonder if primary-school children in Japan need to spend their English lessons learning the vocabulary of "Body Pump"- weight-lifting to music- group fitness, weights machines, free weights, running on track, swimming, sauna using, bathing.

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    Re: Searching for fun and simple activity animation with free download

    I must confess, despite my last post, that my young learners knew the meaning of: Draw!; When you call me that, smile; Fill your hands, you son of a bitch, A gun is a tool; Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?; We'll give you a fair trial followed by a first class hanging.

    But, a truth universally acknowledged is that westerns are more life-enhancing than 'pumping'.

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    Re: Searching for fun and simple activity animation with free download

    Thanks for your reply but the point of the lesson is not to learn that vocabulary but to familiarise them and engage them with me as their new Assistant Language Teacher with general English exposure- I am hoping they have a fair understanding of gym activities in general even though they would probably never have been to one- limited access for children they might do . Thus I need animations to complement my speaking in English of the activities- preferably with the same character in good quality so I put it on a screen. I will do my own body actions where possible.

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    Re: Searching for fun and simple activity animation with free download

    Quote Originally Posted by cloa513 View Post
    I am hoping they have a fair understanding of gym activities in general even though they would probably never have been to one- limited access for children they might do .
    If they haven't been to a gym or taken part in these activities why would they want to talk about them? Are you assuming that what interests you must be interesting for your pupils?

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    Re: Searching for fun and simple activity animation with free download

    I am also not trying to get them to talk about it rather guess which I do at the gym given a choice of two possibles- if at appropriate level then they might be able to say. NOTE: MY SELF-INTRODUCTION is the purpose not a big pressure on them to self-introduce themselves- later lessons will prepare them for that.

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