Nov 24, 2012

My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Order of Adjectives

This is one of the best romantic comedies of all times. The cultural conflict, good humor, and clever plot make it stand out the others. It is full of scenes you can use in your classroom.





A. Watch the movie segment and choose the best order for the given adjectives.



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1. They are wearing (resistant / beige) stockings


2. The bridesmaids are polishing their nails with a (gorgeous /orange / nail) polisher.


3. They are putting on some (elegant / silver / high heels) shoes.


4. All the bridesmaid are wearing similar (blue / silk ) dresses.


5. The bride is wearing a (beautiful /white / wedding) dress.


6. The bridesmaids are (excited / young) gals.

Answer key:
Here the answers are in the correct order. Use the worksheet for mixed alternatives.




WORKSHEET

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING

Nov 17, 2012

Silent Hill: Modals for Possibility - MIGHT COULD MUST




The first scene of the movie is intriguing. You have a lot to speculate about. Ask your students to use their imagination doing the exercises.

I. Watch the movie segment and write 3 sentences for the questions below.


Use MIGHT and COULD (slight possibility), MUST (great possibility) or CANT (impossibility).

1. What happened in Silent Hill?

a .............................................
b ............................................
c ............................................

2. What kind of city is Silent Hill?

a ...........................................

 b ..........................................

 c ..........................................

3. What will happen if they go to Silent Hill by themselves?

a ..........................................
 
b .........................................
c .........................................

4. How will the child's father react when he finds out his wife and child went to Silent Hill
without him?

a .........................................
b ........................................
c .........................................

II. Work with the class as a whole. First, read your sentences with MUST out loud and decide which is the most plausible explanation for each of the questions.


III. Now read your sentences with the other modals and decide which one is the most far fetched for each of the questions.



WORKSHEET

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - SILENT HILL

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Nov 10, 2012

Prometheus: Asking Questions

I am a great fan of Ridley Scott's movies. This one is no exception. The story is wonderful, and it makes us think about the importance of knowing about where the human race come from.




I. Before you watch the segment, try to put the questions below in the correct order.


1. man / what / happened / to / that

.............................................................................?


2. aren't / why / you/ them / helping

...............................................................................?

3. die / why /did / he


............................................................................... ?


4. where / they / go / do

................................................................................ ?


5. know/ do/ it's beautiful / you / how

................................................................................ ?


6. you / what / believe / you

.................................................................................. ?



II. Write the number of the questions before the answers. One question does not have the answer listed below.


( ) That's what I choose to believe.

( ) He died.

( ) Heaven, paradise

( ) They don't want my help.

( ) Because sooner or later everyone dies.



III. Watch the movie segment and decide if the questions are written in the correct order. Then check if you matched both the question and the answer correctly.




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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - PROMETHEUS


Answer key:




I.

1. What happened to that man?

2. Why aren't you helping them?

3. Why did he die?

4. Where do they go?

5. How do you know it's beautiful?

6. What do you believe?



II.

5, 1, 4, 2, 3




Nov 3, 2012

The Ant Bully: Passive x Active Voice - Mixed Verb Tenses





I. Read the sentences below and write them in the passive voice.

1. We have brought you before this council to face judgment.
.........................................................................
2. The queen herself will be handing down the sentencing of the human.
.........................................................................
3. We should study this human.
........................................................................
II. Now read the sentences below. Then rewrite them in the active voice.


1. And then he will be eaten (by us) .
.......................................................
2. This human could be destroyed (by us).
......................................................
3. The nature of this human could be changed (by us).
......................................................

III. Now watch the segment and check if your answers to exercises I and II were correct.


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - THE ANT BULLY

Answer Key:
I.
1. You have been brought before this council for judgment.
2. The sentencing of the human will be handed down by the queen herself.
3. This human should be studied.

II.
1.And then we will eat him.
2. We could destroy this human.
3. We could change the nature of this human.

A peer of mine said that he had used a slides presentation with links to my passive voice activities. I was sent the link and came across this really cool and thorough class on passive voice. I'm glad Simon Friend used my blog for his video activities. His slides are effective, fun and constructive. Thanks Simon Friend for these really cool slides. Thanks for linking my site to it.