Listening Comprehension– Answer the questions from the film. Answer them in full sentences. Be creative with your answers if you don’t know.
Lots of language to work on for beginners or advanced classes.
- Have the students answer in full sentences.
- Work on different kinds of expressions (ex. I think I remember...; I think that his heart grew because...; The Grinch lived -just north of Whoville/ at the top of Mt. Crumpit, etc.)
- Work alone or in groups
- Use the correct tense and alternatives
- The last question is intended to lead to a discussion
The activity is to allow the students to listen and watch for general information instead of an exam-style listening for specific information. Let me know how it works!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
If you don't have a copy of the film, it is in six parts on YouTube (for now)
- Choose a film that you’ve seen and create a movie poster
- The poster can be drawn or cut and pasted photos
- Write a plot summaryof the film. (100-150 words- No Spoilers!)
- Write at least 3 opinion reviewsof the film. (Ex. Rotten Tomatoes)
- ask friends for a 1 or 2 sentence opinion about it.
- include the reviewer’s name
Vocabulary and Grammar: (Film Vocab and Relative clauses)
The lead role: Supporting roles:
EXPRESSIONS YOU CAN USE:
Plot and Setting:
The film takes place in…
<Film name> is a story about…
You’ll leave this film feeling…
_______ is about…
The film stars…
The main character, played by Brad Pitt,…
<Name> (Brad Pitt)…
Do you have a bicycle or a car? Have you ever had problems with it and taken it to the shop? These aren’t necessarily everyday situations that most textbooks will teach. In this lesson, you will learn how to describe parts of a bicycle and how to get help fixing it.
By the end of the class, you will have:
Difficulty: White Belt and above
MODEL: I need to get my bike worked on…
The chain on my bike has been slipping while riding it. This has been going on for several weeks now, and I’ve been too lazy and forgetful to take it to the shop to get it fixed. It’s one of those things that just slipped my mind until it was time to ride my bike and feel the slipping again. Besides that, I hadn’t had much time to take it to the shop.
Last week, one of my classes was cancelled, so I had some extra time, so I finally decided to go to the bike shop to ask about the problem and get an estimate for the repair. I didn’t really know how to explain what was happening in Spanish (I live in Spain), so I would like to share some common bicycle problems.
It’s slipping gears. / The gears are slipping.
The brakes aren’t working. (The rear brake/ The front brake)
The brakes are squeaking.
I have a flat tire.
The chain is loose.
I need a new seat.
My handle bars are loose.
I had an accident.
What about you? Have you ever had one of these problems with your bicycle? Tell me about it in a lesson or write about it below.
Take notes about the following words so you can understand the meaning. Use context, dictionary definitions, synonyms, explanations, example sentences, pictures, or any other creative way to learn the new words and phrases. NOTE: Try NOT to use your language to understand the concept.
VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: Label the basic parts of the bicycle
(some extra words that you can add to the picture)
FLUENCY BUILDERS and EXPRESSIONS
What are White Belt Lessons?
Basic and beginner conversations that you will normally have in a foreign language.
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