Aug 31, 2013

A Monster in Paris: Inversion after Negation Adverbials


 This is a great, romantic animated movie. It is also perfect to talk about accepting and respecting people the way they are. I truly recommend it.



A. Watch the movie segment and rewrite the sentences, using the given adverbials.


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1. Emile confessed his fears after Maud told him about her regret.

Not until Maud told him about her regret ___________


2. Parisians had never seen such an awful flood.

Never ____________________________________



3. The Eiffel Tower does not usually get flooded.

Rarely ___________________________________


4. Emile had never told Maud he was afraid of asking her out.
On no occasion _____________________________



5. Emile did not know it was a dragon until it spit fire.

Only After the dragon __________________________



Talk to a friend:


1. Tell your friend something about your life that you had never thought would happen to you. Start your sentences with NEVER.


2.Tell your friend a few predictions people have made for the future but you think won't become true. Start your sentences with NEVER.


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Answer Key:



1. Not until Maud told him about her regret did Emile confess his fears

2. Never had Parisians seen such an awful flood

3. Rarely does the Eiffel Tower get flooded

4. On no occasion had Emile told Maud he was afraid of asking her out.

5. Only after the dragon spit fire did Emile know it was one (a dragon).

Aug 24, 2013

Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love & The Smurfs: Superlatives with Nouns


These three movies show three famous  cities -  Paris, Rome and New York. I used these scenes to compare cities, using nouns. I love Woody Allen - especially Midnight in Paris. I simply had to use these opening scenes. They are lovely.






I. Talk to a partner about the following questions.

1. What is your favorite city in the world? Justify your answer.

2. What must a city have to be perfect for you?

3. What is your opinion about the city you live in? What can be improved?

4. What would you change about the city you live in?

II. Watch the movie segment. Look at the items below. Write P if you think they are more evident in Paris (Midnight in Paris), R in Rome (To Rome with Love) or in NY (The Smurfs). Remember the rules:


Count Nouns

Non-count Nouns

as many ______________ as
as much ___________________ as

the most ______________ of the group
the most __________________ of the group


the fewest ______________ of the group
the least __________________ of the group









 Example:

Superlatives describe a particular quality to the highest degree when compared to the same quality found elsewhere. So, we might say All the cities have a lot of cars in the streets, but I’d say New York has the most cars in the streets. OR Rome has the fewest cars in the streets. OR Paris has as many cars in the streets as New York and Rome.



( ) Cars in the street
( ) Motorcycles in the streets.
( ) Famous monuments
( ) Traffic
( ) Tourists
( ) Advertisement
( ) Taxis
( ) Pollution
( ) Cafes
( ) Entertainment


III. Write sentences, following the example. Compare the three cities shown in the segments.


1 _____________________________________
2 _____________________________________
3 _____________________________________
4 _____________________________________
5 _____________________________________
6 _____________________________________
7 _____________________________________
8 _____________________________________
9 _____________________________________
10 ____________________________________


Midnight in Paris

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To Rome with Love
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The Smurfs





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ANSWERS WILL VARY


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - TO ROME WITH LOVE

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - THE SMURFS

Aug 17, 2013

The Pacifier: Sequence Words

This activity was provided by Bruno Dias. Thank you, Bruno, for your great contibution. Don't forget to visit his blog, a great resource for English teachers. Here's his short biodata:



My name is Bruno Dias Gonçalves and I´m a 28-year-old English teacher. I´ve been teaching for 9 years basically for adults, but recently I´ve started teaching elementary and high school students. I am also the owner of the blog http://teacherbruno1.blogspot.com where I post many video classes teaching grammar rules and contexts, song classes and video classes.  

I´m graduated in English Language and Specialized in Apllied Linguistics on English Language. 















A class by @TeacherBrunoGon


1- Work with your students the vocabulary relating sequence words.



First – Second – Right after/ before – Afterwards – Next – To finish – Then – When


2- Watch the video and complete the paragraphs.





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Driving part:

____________ he fastens the seat belt, ______________ he says “go”, and ____________ she starts driving the car around the parking lot. ______________ she stops the car, he tells her to go backwards and ______________ she does it.


Girls in the garden:

_____________ he teaches the girls the basic movements, _______________ one of the girls punches him to practice. __________________ he shows three girls how to fights and _________________ all the girls practices as he watches them.  ______________ he says “go” and all the girls start crawling. ________________ one of the girls kick his arm strongly.


Play Rehearsal:

_____________ the couple dance and the director observes, _____________ he advises that they have to improve their performance. ________________ the cast crawls on the floor. ___________________ he shows in a miniature stage how the actors are supposed to work and ___________________ he observes the final moves of two actors on the stage.


Answers may vary

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Aug 10, 2013

Jack and Jill: Have You Ever...? - Present Perfect

Adam Sandler has ups and downs. He has an opportunity here to show his acting skills in the roles of twins, performing the scenes of both brother and sister. The movie itself isn't as good as it had promised to be. This scene, though, is great and really funny. My students had a great time. 



I. Watch the segment and  check the actions that you saw in the segment:




1 Eat Mexican food

2 Drink tomato juice 

3 Eat raw jalapeños

4 Play soccer with other girls

5 Dance break music

6 Hurt someone by accident

7 Hit a piñata

8 Swim in a river


II. Take turns asking each other questions about the items in Exercise I.
Follow the example:


S1 - Have you ever eaten Mexican food?

S2 - Yes, I have. 

S1 - When did you eat Mexican food?

S2 - I ate Mexican food last week.




OR


S1 - Have you ever eaten Mexican food?

S2 - No, I haven't.

S2 - Would you like to eat Mexican food?

S2 - Yes, I would OR No, I wouldn't.


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - JACK AND JILL
Answer key:

I.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Aug 3, 2013

Marmaduke: Unrestrictive Relative Clauses






Great movie for dog lovers!



Watch the movie segment and connect the sentences about the characters, using relative clauses. Decide about whom the sentences are about.

Marmaduke
Brian
Phil
Sarah
Debbie
Barbara

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1. Ex: MARMADUKE

is a 200-pound dog
hates water

Marmaduke, who is a 200-pound dog, hates water.

2. ____________________

loves to hang out with Marmaduke
is addicted to video games

_______________________________________________


3. ____________________

loves to play ball with Marmaduke
is always on the phone

_______________________________________________


4. ___________________

is Marmaduke's main food kook up
slips Marmaduke a steak here and there

_______________________________________________


5. __________________

is Marmaduke's biggest fan
has got a great laugh

_______________________________________________


6. __________________

is Marmaduke's owner
is a marketing guy for the local pet food company

_______________________________________________

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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - MARMADUKE


Answer Key:




BRIAN
Brian, who is addicted to video games, loves to hang out with Marmaduke

BARBARA
Barbara, who loves to play ball with Marmaduke, is always on the phone

DEBBIE
Debbie, who slips a steak here and there, is his main food hook up.

SARAH
Sarah, who is his biggest fan, has got a great laugh.

PHIL
Phil, who is a marketing guy for the local pet food company, is Marmaduke's owner