Friday, August 19, 2011

Sex and the City 2: Coincidences

This scene is wonderful. One of the best moments of the movie shows a huge, unfortunate coincidence, a topic we usually talk about in the EFL/ESL class.

Coincidence offers a non-religious, irrational explanation that is readily accepted by those that oppose any form of intelligent design. Its premise is found on the law of chance. Those that believe in coincidence usually believe in luck.

Do you agree with this definition of coincidence? Explain it.

I. Work in small groups. Discuss these questions.

1. Do you believe in coincidence or do you think that everything is pre-determined by something we do not understand very well?

2. Can you remember a coincidence that has happened to you and that you have never forgotten?

3. When are coincidences good and bad? II. Read the quotes about coincidence. Explain what they mean, if you agree with them and why. Taken from

1. Every single moment is a coincidence Doug Coupland, Novelist

2. When I think of some of my earlier work, it really seems a fortunate coincidence that I succeeded. Helmut Jahn, Architect

3. Coincidences are logical. Johan Cruyff, Soccer Player and Coach

III. Watch the movie segment from the movie Sex and the City 2 an answer the questions.


1. Describe the scene.

2. What is the coincidence in the segment?

3. Is this really a coincidence or was it likely to happen?

4. What would you do if you were in their shoes?

5. What should those actresses do?

6. How did they deal with the situation? Was it a wise decision?



  1. Dear Claudio,

    I found this activity really interesting and I would like to download the worksheet. How can I do it?


    Alessandra Souza

  2. Sorry. There are no worksheets for the conversation blog.