Jul 25, 2014

Kung Fu Panda 2 & Madagascar 3: Simple Past


Madagascar 3 is much better than the first ones. Well, animated movies are my guilty pleasure, so I usually like them all. However, this one is really worth-watching. Kung Fu Panda 2 is just wonderful. What a cute Panda Po is! I prepared simple past activities with the segments that can be used in the same class.



KUNG FU PANDA 2 :

I. Put the following questions in the correct order:

1.  you/ why / didn't/ anything / say

________________________________________________________?

2. here / how / I / did / get

________________________________________________________ ?

3. come / where / from / do / from

________________________________________________________ ?

 II. Now complete the story about Kung Fu Panda's adoption. Choose one verb from the box, and write the correct past tense form in the paragraph.


BE -  GO - MAKE - TRY - GIVE - FEED - BRING - WAIT

It _______________ just another day at the restaurant.  I ______________out to the back. There ___________ cabbages, turnips, radishes. There _____________ no radishes, just a very hungry baby panda. There ____________ no note. I _____________ for someone to come looking for you, but no one did. I _______________ you inside, _________________ you, _________________you a bath, and _______________ to put some pants on you. And then I _______________ a decision that changed my life forever.


III. Watch the segment - KUNG FU PANDA 2 - and check your answers.

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IV. Write a short paragraph about something that happened to you, using the simple past. Think about something unusual that you did or that happened to you, and write everything that happened then.

_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

I. Here are some lines from the segment from MADAGASCAR 2. Correct the wrong ones  and write CORRECT if the sentence is okay.

"There was a time when circus Zaragoza, we were a great circus, and Vitaly was the biggest star of us all".

1) He jump from the hoop like he could fly.
______________________________________________________________
2) One fateful day, he push too far. 
_____________________________________________________________ 
3) He fly too close to the sun and he got burned.
_____________________________________________________________ 
4) And he lost everything.
_____________________________________________________________
5) His wife run off with a musician.
_____________________________________________________________ 
6) He lost his dignity, his fame, his passion, and his fur. 
_____________________________________________________________ 
7 ) And when it grow back, it is less soft. 
_____________________________________________________________
8) He was our inspiration.
_____________________________________________________________ 

II. Watch the movie segment and check your answers.

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 Key:

Kung Fu Panda 2:

I
1. Why didn't you say anything?
2. How did I get here?
3. Where do I come from?

II.
It was just another day at the restaurant.  I went out to the back. There were cabbages, turnips, radishes, There were no radishes, just a very hungry baby panda. there was no note. I waited for someone to come looking for you, but no one did. I brought you inside, fed you, gave you a bath, and tried to put some pants on you. And then I made a decision that changed my life forever.



 Madagascar 2:

I.

1 - jumped

2. pushed

3. flew

4. CORRECT

5. ran

6. CORRECT

7. grew / was

8. CORRECT







Jul 16, 2014

Vacation

Dear Readers,

I will be on vacation during  the next month. Soon I will be back with new activities. See you soon!!!

Jul 15, 2014

Puss in Boots: Imperative Forms




I. Put the words in the correct order (if it is the case) and decide who said those lines in the movie. Then watch the segment and check your answers.

G - Guard

P - Puss

K - Kitty



1 (  ) Quiet, you.

2 ( ) Shut up.

3 ( ) the / door / open __________________________

4 ( ) the / drop / weapon _______________________

5 ( ) Step aside.

6 ( ) Wait, Puss.

7 ( ) Freeze.

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II. Work in groups of 3. Use the seven sentences in Exercise I to recreate the story. Then ROLE-PLAY it. Your story may be similar to the scene in Puss in Boots, or you may create a completely different scene, but you must use all of the seven sentences in Exercise I. You may add other imperative sentences to your dialog.


Answer key:

Exercise I


1 - G

2 - G

3 - P - Open the door.

4 - P - Drop the weapon.

5 - P

6 - K

7 - G

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Jul 5, 2014

Warm Bodies: Both... And... and Neither... Nor

Warm Bodies is a nice film about zombies. The story is well conducted and some of the scenes can be really funny - or even scary. I liked it a lot.


Watch the movie segment and check who performed the following actions. R (the zombie) or Julie (the girlfriend of one of his victims), or both. Write B for both or N for none of them.

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(   ) Likes vinyl records and songs from the 80s.

(   ) Likes Bruce Springsteen songs, especially Dancing in the Dark.

(   ) Had something to eat on the plane.

(   ) Looked at old pictures.

(   ) tried out some sunglasses.

(   ) Danced on the plane.

(   ) Had fun

(   ) sang a song.

(   ) Left the plane.


Check your answers with a partner.


Rewrite the items above, using the conjunctions BOTH... AND...  or NEITHER... NOR.

Ex: Both R and Julie like vinyl records and songs from the 80's.

Discuss with a partner:


1. How different would life be if there were real zombies among us?

2. Why are zombie movies so popular?

3. What do Julie and R have in common?

4. How different are they from each other?

5. Is this scene scary? Why (not)?

6. Why do you think they were alone on the plane?


Answer key:

B
B
N
B
B
B
B
N
N


2.  Both R and Julie like Bruce Springsteen songs, especially Dancing in the Dark.
3.  Neither R nor Julie had something to eat on the plane.
4. Both R and Julie looked at old pictures.
5. Both R and Julie tried out some sunglasses.
6. Both R and Julie danced on the plane.
7. Both R and Julie had fun.
8. Neither R nor Julie sang a song.
9. Neither R nor Julie left the plane.