An animated film trailer about a beautiful alien girl who bonds with a British schoolboy as they share stories about school life. She explains that her other-worldly school is based on the German education system and points out the differences from the UK system, including the school timetable and various qualifications. As the odd pairing become friends, they learn that while they have a lot in common, old habits sometimes die hard.
Ask pupils comprehension questions about the film trailer. The style of these could be ticking the words they hear from a list provided; a gap-fill exercise; matching sentence halves taken from the script; or identifying which sentences are 'True', 'False' or 'Not mentioned'. Extract some sentences from the clip and ask pupils to translate them into English. Students could follow up these writing tasks by creating a poster comparing UK schools to those in the German-speaking countries.