I. Work with a partner. Rank the events below from 1 to according to how drastically they can change someone's life. Make sure you explain your choices (1 not drastically at all / 5 very drastically)
I. OPINION DICTATION:
Your teacher will dictate some events. Use a blank sheet of paper and divide it into 3 columns with the headings below. Write them down in in the column you believe applies to you. Don't show your answers to your peers. Then group up with a few partners, share and compare your list, and say why and how your life would change (have changes) under those circumstances.
NOT DRASTICALLY AT ALL - MODERATELY - VERY DRASTICALLY
- Getting married
- Having a baby
- Moving to another city
- Changing schools
- Falling in love for the first time
- Changing jobs
- Suffering urban violence
- The first kiss
- Going to your favorite band (singer)'s concert
II. Work individually:
Write down 5 events that changed your life.
III. Work in groups.
Share your lists. Explain how/why each event changed your life, how difficult/fantastic/sad/scary/etc it was, and whatever you consider relevant.
IV. Watch the movie segment and answer the questions that follow. Read the questions before watching the segment.
1 - What events changed Vitaly's life? How and why did they change it?
2 - How did those events change his personality?
3 - What about the other characters? Have their lives changed too? Which events changed their lives?
MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - MADAGASCAR 3