This blog contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation. You may use the activities for a full two-hour class or they can be used separately to brainstorm or wrap up the topic, focusing on conversation, vocabulary and listening comprehension.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Surf's up: Inspiration, Admiration
I love animated movies. This one has a beautiful story about friendship, admiration and fighting for your beliefs. Besides, it is a lovely scene.
I. Work with a partner. Make a list of at least 10 people both of you admire. Make sure they are all from different areas/fields.
II. Who have you most admired this year?Think about one person for each item below. Say who you admire and why.
A family member
A male celebrity
A female celebrity
A sports person
III. Share your list in small groups.
IV. Discuss the questions.
1. Who did you look up to / admire most when you were a child? Why did you have such admiration for that person?
2. Who do you look up to / admire most now?
3. Do you think you are a good role model?
4. Who do you think was a good / bad influence on you when you were a child?
5. Were you a good / bad influence on your friends?
V. Watch the movie segment and answer the questions.
1. Who is the role model in the segment?
2. Why is he so admirable?
3. Do you think he deserves the admiration? Why (not)?
4. How did he change the life of his admirers?
4. Do you know anyone who has a similar story of admiration? Share it with your friend. It does not have to be a surfer or a sports person.