If used in a classroom context.
The guidelines will be related to two pieces of news about Einár, one which is 6-minute long (https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/krimreportern-om-kidnappningen-av-einar) and another 4.5-minute long (https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/einar-nu-ar-jag-artist-tidigare-sags-jag-som-problembarn), along with the accompanying texts. The implementation procedure would be as follows:
Step 1. Students are presented 4 photos - Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Robbie Williams and Einár - and asked what there is in common with all of these. Besides stating that they are all dead, students are expected to add that they were all artists, musicians and/ or actors that either died because they committed suicide, had an overdose or were killed. Information on all of them is expanded according to students’ level and interest.
Step 2. Students are asked to focus on Einár’s photo and describe him physically, so as to recap vocabulary on physical description. They are also asked about his personality.
Step 3. They listen to the audio file about him in 2019, where he talks about his fame with songs such as the neighbour’s cat. While listening, students will have to identify vocabulary about personality traits, Einár’s life and info on his fame.
Step 4. Then they share what they about Einár’s death. As before, they listen to the audio life based on the police report of his death and complement the previous info.
Step 5. Students are asked to write a short text - either a 50-word summary of the news on Einár or a text in plain language, mimicking the radio’s texts.
Step 6. On the following class, teacher will make a dictation using some of the new words found in these two audio files, working on them again if needed.
1. Students may need to listen to the audio files more than once, depending on their level of Swedish.
2. Teacher may also have to write down specific words and work on their pronunciation as a follow-up activity.
3. Students are encouraged to listen to the audio files again by themselves and read from other sources with longer and more complex texts.