Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.
Mar 23, 2013
ParaNorman: Greetings - Functional Language
I love this animated movie. I must say, though, that it is pretty scary. I used this scene for true beginners. By the way, this movie is a must!
I. Read the greetings below. Practice saying them out loud. Pay attention to intonation! You may watch the scene twice.
( ) Hello.
( ) Good morning.
( ) How are you?
( ) How do you do?
( ) How is it going?
( ) Hi, nice to see you, guys.
( ) Yeah, good to see you.
( ) How (are) you doing?
( ) How's everything?
( ) Hi, you look nice today.
( ) How is it hanging?
II. Watch the movie segment and check the greetings in I that you hear.
III. Write a short dialog using the expressions in Exercise I.
IV. Role-Play the dialog. OPTION 2 - MOVIE SEGMENTS TO TEACH CHILDREN GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
II. Play the movie segment. Ask students if
the monsters answered Norman and what possible answers they could have given.
Stick posters with possible answers on the board. Ask students to repeat the
Some Possible Answers:
Good Morning. I’m sad.
Nice to see you, too. Good to see you. too.
III. Play the segment again, pausing after Norman’s
greetings so that the class as a whole can answer him according to the
1-When I pause the video, answer happily. Pause after
2-When I pause the video, answer sadly. Pause after “How
is it going?”
3-When I pause the video, answer loudly. Pause after
“Hi, Nice to see you, guys.”
4-When I pause the video, answer whispering. Pause after
5-When I pause the video, answer angrily. Pause after
“Yeah, good to see you.”
6-When I pause the video, answer singing. Pause after
“How (are) you doing?”
7-When I pause the video, answer crying. Pause after
“Hi, you look nice today.”
8-When I pause the video, answer laughing. Pause after
“How (are) you doing?”
Ask students to stand up and walk around the room as you play some
music. When the music stops, they have to pair up and greet each other. They
can’t repeat the greetings. Leave the greetings and possible answers on the
board for visual reference.
Give each pair of students a comic strip with blank speaking bubbles.
Tell them to write a dialog using the greetings they have learned. Display the
comic strips on the walls.