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This blog post features a video from RTVE showing some footage from today's "Tomatina" festival in Buñol (Comunidad Valenciana). The video has no commentary, but sets the scene nicely for the text / exercise which follows, which is a gapfill exercise based on a text about the history of "La tomatina" taken from the official tomatina website at http://www.latomatina.es/historia/
The Tomatina festival takes place each year on the last Wednesday in August. Watch the video below of this year's Tomatina, which took place on Wednesday 29th of August, and then have a look at the exercise beneath it based on a text describing the origins of "La Tomatina".
The embedded activity below is based on a short Spanish text about sports, practising basic introductions, "me gusta(n)", "practico", "juego a" etc.
This is an example of the "Initials" activity, which can be accessed via this button on the textivate menu screen:
The exercise below can completed by typing in the missing letters, or you might simply use it as an oral stimulus.
This post contains an example of combining embedded video from youtube with an embedded textivate exercise.
The video is a song about "Mes vacances" by Tom Poisson, which I've already blogged about on the TaskMagic blog: http://taskmagic.posterous.com/french-song-resources-mes-vacances
The activity shown below is the "Next Word" activity, which can be accessed via this button on the textivate menu screen:
The exercise embedded below is based on a short text about the development of the embryo / foetus during pregnancy and what happens during birth. It demonstrates the "Paragraphs" activity, which is accessed via this button on the textivate menu screen:
Below is another example of an embedded textivate activity (textivity?). This example is based on a short French text about weather and seasons, and it demonstrates the "No vowels" activity, which is accessed via the following button on the textivate menu page:
The exercise embedded below is the "Space" exercise, the one accessed via this button on the textivate menu page:
Here's another example of embedding a textivity on a blog. This gap-fill exercise is based on Shakespeare's sonnet XVIII.
The gap-fill exercise is accessed via this button on the textivate menu screen:
Note that if you click on the "textivate.com" image at the top left of the exercise, you'll be directed to the textivate front page. From there, you can access lots more exercises based on this and other texts.
You can embed any public or shareable textivity on your own website, blog etc, just as I have done below.
If you open a text via the text browser, or via a direct hyperlink, or if you upload your own text, you will see a "share" button at the top right of all pages featuring that text. If you click this "share" button, you can copy the embed code into the html of your webpage or blog.
This blog has been set up to provide ideas, information, news, suggestions, examples, demonstrations etc. related to the textivate website at www.textivate.com
Textivate is an online facility for creating and sharing interactive browser-based activities based on any text.
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