Monday, August 10, 2015

The Bucket List: Bucket List

This is a touching, emotional movie. I truly recommend it. This scene is simply a must! Jack Nicholson at his best!

Bucket List - Definition:

A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term "kicked the bucket".
I need to remember to add skydiving to my bucket list.

I. Take turns asking each other the following questions:

  • What if you were to die tomorrow? What would you wish you could do before you die?
  • What would you do if you had unlimited time, money and resources?
  • What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet?
  • Which countries, places or locations do you still want to visit?
  • What are your biggest goals and dreams?
  • Who do you want to see in person?
  • What experiences do you want to have / feel?
  • Are there any special moments you want to witness?
  • What would you like to say/do together with other people? People you love? Family? Friends?
  • What do you need to do to lead a life of the greatest meaning?
II. Individual work. Make a bucket list of 10 things you would like to do (or people you would like to meet, projects you would like to develop, etc) before you die. Let's suppose you have unlimited resources for your dreams, but very little living time.

III. Group up in trios. Share your lists and come up with a new list with 10 items selected from your lists. You all must agree on the items. Then share them with the class.

IV. Watch the movie segment and discuss the questions:

1. Describe the scene.

2. Why did the character decide to make a bucket list?

3. What's on the list?

4. How do you explain the choices?

5. Would you select the same things? Why (not)?

6. How do they feel while skydiving? Isn't it too dangerous for people at their ages?

7. What would the top priority of your bucket list be? Justify it.



  1. Thank you very much for taking the time to share these ideas. They're great!

  2. How can I download the video?

  3. Click on the link at the end of the post - movie segment download.

  4. Thanks for sharing your ideas. They were really useful!