Saturday, October 29, 2011

Due Date & New in Town: Travel Hassles

It's great to talk about travel hassles. I used these great scenes to lead in the topic.







I. Work in pairs. Discuss and list some of the kinds of hassles that occur when people travel. Write the name of the hassle and describe a product or idea that might help in dealing with each problem.


1. With Language:

Ex:

Hassle: You don't know the language

Product: A foldable card in which you point to the pictures and you will be able to communicate with any people in any culture

2. In hotels:

Hassle:

Product:


3. On planes:

Hassle:

Product:


4. On Buses:

Hassle:

Product:


5. At airports:

Hassle:

Product:


6. With food:

Hassle:

Product:


II. Make a list of the kind of things that can cause problems when you travel.


Think about the following items and other ones too.

Luggage (carry-ons, security ...)

Documents (passports, visas, tickets...)

Valuables (jewelry, money, cameras, laptops...)

People (passengers, flight attendants, family, children...)

Reservations (hotels, flights, car rentals...)


III. Watch the segment from the movie Due Date and make a list of all the hassles Robert Downey Jr's character faced in the segment. Compare his hassles with the list you prepared in exercise II.


video


IV. Answer these questions. and make a list of all the hassles Renee Zellwegger's character faced in the segment. Compare his hassles with the list you prepared in exercise II.:

1. Describe the scene.

2. What were the most and least serious hassles he faced?

3. What would you do if you were in his shoes? How would you react to each of the hassles you had listed?

4. Have you ever faced a situation like his?

5. Describe some travel hassles you have experienced and how you dealt with the situation.


V. Now watch the segment from the movie New in Town and discuss the questions:


video

1. Describe the scene.

2. What were the most and least serious hassles she faced?

3. What would you do if you were in her shoes? How would you react to each of the hassles you had listed?

4. Have you ever faced a situation like his?

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - DUE DATE

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - NEW IN TOWN

7 comments:

  1. I cannot download this video, there is no redirection to youtube either :(

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  2. I cannot download this videos from blog with real player anymore :( this must be some kind of site settings change !

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  3. There is no link at youtube. Just here. Have you checked this post? http://warmupsfollowups.blogspot.com/2009/07/downloading-movie-segments.html Let me know if you managed and the platform you use - firefox, explorer, chrome, etc.

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  4. It is your version for sure. What is your platform.? There are alternatives. Have you checked the sidebar link on downloading the segments?

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  5. This kind of blogs are always knowledgeable and really i enjoyed reading this post. Michael tsoukas

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  6. I've just found the same segment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Bt4GB4XlM&list=LLcNm9fM9V5wf-0PZVmkM08g&feature=mh_lolz

    I'll use this activity (for the second time) tomorrow. Thanks, Cláudio!

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    1. Hi Carina,
      Thanks for the tip. It will be helpful. Thanks for your words. I hope the activity works with you. See you.

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