• Hiphop-erace
  • Bryn Evans
  • Nový Zéland
  • 2014
  • 57 min.
  • titulky
  • 14—21 let
Audio-visual lessons

Lesson objectives

  1. To realise the possibility for mutual enrichment of generations
  2. To think about the life conditions of senior citizens in our country
  3. To think about a positive attitude towards life at any age

Can a dance troupe of senior citizens with an average age of nearly 90 take part in a hip hop competition? The film documents their journey through time until their performance at Hip Hop International championship in Las Vegas. They are full of elan and optimism and, thanks to this attitude, they overcome several obstacles and prove that age is just a number. Led by their exuberant manager Billie Jordan, they learn to throw away their wheelchairs and walking sticks and push their bodies and artificial joints to the limits of old age. “You’re all going …even if it’s in an urn,” Billie tells them.


 You can turn on English subtitles for this video. 

 Tato lekce je k dispozici i v české verzi.

Recommended age group

14—21 years

Thematic area

Výuka jazyků


Výuka angličtiny / English

Teaching materials

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Age is just a number

Activity / B1+ / 90 min

Students will: 

  • Practise writing a short text
  • Brainstorm and discuss their ideas
  • Think about stereotypes we have about old people and realize they can be wrong

Hip Hop-eration for ESL Teaching

Activity / B2+ / 90 min

Students will:

  • Listen for specific and general information
  • Gain knowledge about an English-speaking country and focus on the specifics of pronunciation
  • Form opinions while reflecting the film and learn to accept opinions of others

Questions and Answers

Informational texts

  • aging and society
  • opportunities of senior citizens in the Czech Republic
  • old age definition

UPDATED: How to reflect on emotions after the film screening

Informational texts

  • Why is it important to reflect on emotions?
  • Basic methods of reflection
  • From reflection to discussion

Jak pracovat s audiovizuálními materiály

  • instruktážní film
  • rady a doporučení
  • manuál
  • obecné aktivity

Teaching with documentaries: Methodological handbook

Handbook containing a collection of comprehensive activities designed for teaching with documentaries, along with the OWIS theoretical framework for English lessons.

English activities for teaching with documentaries

Informational texts

A set of activities generally applicable to working with film in English classes

Accompanying and recommended materials

The official Hiphoperation website

Website in English where you can find some interesting facts about the film

Let's change the way we think about old age

Ted Talk about the topic of old age

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