Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Moon & Junior: Dreams

New Moon and the Twilight Saga are always welcome in the ESL classroom. This initial scene and Junior's unusual fear are great to talk about dreams.

 


Read this statement about dreams and decide if you agree or disagree with it and why. Then share your views with the rest of the class.


A dream unifies the body, mind, and spirit. It provides you with insight into your own self and a means for self-exploration. In understanding your dreams, you will have a better understanding and discovery of your true self. 


Online Guide to Dream Interpretation


A. Discuss these questions with a partner:


1. How often do you dream? Do you remember your dreams?

2. Do you like dreaming? Why (not)?

3. Do you dream in color or in English?

4. Do you think dreams have meanings? Explain it.

5. Do you like sharing your dream with other people? Why (not)?

6. Have you ever woken up and believed you’re still in your dream?

7. Why do you think some people remember their dreams and others don’t?

8. Do you have recurrent dreams? If so, would you like to share one of them?



B. Watch the segment from the movie New Moon. Then discuss the questions:

video


1. Describe the scene (dream).

2. Is it a dream or a nightmare?

3. Have you ever had a similar dream? Talk about it?

4. Just by looking at the scene, what do you think the dream means? How does it reflect the dreamer's current situation?

5. Look at some interpretations of dreaming elements found in the dictionary Dream Moods found here: Dream Moods Dictionary. Then, combine the information gathered here and come up with a meaningful explanation for this dream.


Age:
 

To dream that you are older than you really are signifies wisdom. Perhaps you need to be more sensible. negatively, it may mean your rigid ways and thinking.
To dream that you are younger than you really are suggests that you need to be more carefree and young at heart. Live a little more!


Boyfriend:


To see your boyfriend in your dream, represents your waking relationship with him and how you feel about him.



Field:


To see green fields in your dream, symbolizes great abundance, freedom, and happiness. You may also be going through a period of personal growth. Alternatively, this dream may simply be an expression for your love of nature.


Old:


To see something or someone old in your dream, suggests that there is something/someone in your life that you need to replace or get rid of. Alternatively, the dream means that there may be something/someone in the past that you need to incorporate into your current life.




C. Now watch the segment from the movie Junior. Then discuss the questions:


video


1. Describe the scene (dream).

2. Is it a dream or a nightmare?

3. Have you ever had a similar dream? Talk about it?

4. Just by looking at the scene, what do you think the dream means? How does it reflect the dreamer's current situation?

5. Look at some interpretations of dreaming elements found in the dictionary Dream Moods found here:
Dream Moods Dictionary. Then, combine the information gathered here and come up with a meaningful explanation for this dream.


Baby:


To see a baby in your dream, signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings. Babies symbolize something in your own inner nature that is pure, vulnerable, helpless and/or uncorrupted. If you dream that you are on your way to the hospital to have a baby, then it signifies your issues of dependency and your desires to be completely care for. To dream of a crying baby, symbolizes a part of yourself that is deprived of attention and needs to be nurtured. Alternatively, it represents your unfulfilled goals and a sense of lacking in your life.


Hospital:


To see or dream that you are in a hospital, symbolizes your need to heal or improve your physical or mental health.


Bed:


If you are waking up in a different and/or unknown bed, then it represents the consequences of the decisions you have made.


Nurse:


To see a nurse in your dream, means that you need to take time out in order to heal, mentally, physically and spiritually.



MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - NEW MOON


MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - JUNIOR

4 comments:

  1. its very,very,very good!!!

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  2. It's great! Can you, please, help me download the New Moon video?

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  3. Check the link at the end of the post. You can download it there.

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