Friday, November 25, 2016

Chloe and Theo: Global Warming



I simply love this movie. It is thought-provoking and informative. Don't miss it.




The term ‘Global Warming’ refers to the rising temperature of the earth due to an increased amount of greenhouse gases. The scientific community as a whole has determined through all research that global warming is a problem caused by human influence. The burning of fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. These gases trap the heat from the sun and cause the temperature of our planet to rise. This warming of the globe could potentially alter sea level, crop yield and rain fall, and could increase the intensity and frequency of natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts.


Work in groups:

1. Are you concerned about Global Warming? Ho will your city be affected by it?

2. Do you think it should be a world's top priority? Explain it.

3. How do you think global warming affects Eskimos? Think about concrete possibilities. What will the consequences in their everyday life.

4. Read the information below. Here you will see the consequences of global warming in their lives. Then watch the movie segment and see if you identify any of the problems presented.


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Adapted from the essential site GreenFacts. Get informed by reading it.
  • The weather seems unstable and less predictable by traditional methods.
  • Snow quality and characteristics are changing.
  • There is more rain in winter.
  • Seasonal weather patterns are changing.
  • Water levels in many lakes are dropping.
  • Species not seen before are now appearing in the Arctic.
  • Sea ice is declining, and its quality and timing are changing.
  • Climate change is strongly affecting people in many communities, in some cases, threatening their cultural survival.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Moana: Women's Role in Society - Princesses


This listening activity with both top-down and bottom-up tasks is great practice and scaffolds a discussion on the role of women in society throughout time by using princesses as illustration. It was provided by Anna Silva, one of this blog's readers. Thanks, Anna, for such a fun and effective exercise. Share more!

I´ve been a teacher for more than 20 years. I teach children, teenagers and adults at Casa Branca Idiomas in Santos, São Paulo. I am sending this activity for warm-ups, follow ups or discussion.


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1-  Listen to the  trailer and number the words in the order they are said:

…………...ocean
…………...canoe
…………...what
………,,.,,..demigod
…………...legend
……………family
……………home
……………falling
……………girl


2- Listen to the trailer and fill in the gaps:

Gramma Tala: For generations this peaceful island has …1… home to our family. But beyond our reef, a …2….. danger is coming! Legend tells of a …3….who will journey to find the demigod Maui. And ………4…….. they will save us all!

Moana: Maui?!

Maui: A boat! A -- aah!

Moana: Maui; shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and  …5… I am Mo--

Maui: Hero of men.

Moana: ……6…….?

Maui: It's actually "Maui; shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and …6….., hero of men."
I interrupted. From the …7…… -- "hero of men." Go.
I am not going on a ……8……with some little girl.

Moana:This is my ……9……., and you will journey to get--

Maui: Did not see that ……10…….

Moana: The ……11…..is a friend of mine.

Maui: First, we gotta go through a whole ……12….. of bad.
Kakamora.

Moana: Kaka-- what?
They're kinda cute.

Maui: ……13……….!
I got your back.
It's Maui time!
Really? Blow ……14….. on my butt cheek.

Moana: We're going to the Realm of ………15……..?

Maui: Don't worry, it's a lot farther down than it looks.
I am still falling!

3 - Discussion:


·         Compare Moana to the other Princesses by Disney like Snow White, Cinderella and Bella.

·         Has there  been a change in the role of women as years passed by?

Answer Key:


   Teacher´s    sheet    Moana
1-  Tapescript
Moana Trailer [Official Version]
Gramma Tala: For generations this peaceful island has been home to our family. But beyond our reef, a great danger is coming! Legend tells of a hero who will journey to find the demigod Maui. And together they will save us all!
Moana: Maui?!
Maui: A boat! A -- aah!
Moana: Maui; shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and sea, I am Mo--
Maui: Hero of men.
Moana: What?
Maui: It's actually "Maui; shapeshifter, demigod of the wind and sea, hero of men."
I interrupted. From the top -- "hero of men." Go.
I am not going on a mission with some little girl.
Moana:This is my canoe, and you will journey to get--
Maui: Did not see that coming.
Moana: The ocean is a friend of mine.
Maui: First, we gotta go through a whole ocean of bad.
Kakamora.
Moana: Kaka-- what?
They're kinda cute.
Maui: Moana!
I got your back.
It's Maui time!
Really? Blow dart on my butt cheek.
Moana: We're going to the Realm of Monsters?
Maui: Don't worry, it's a lot farther down than it looks.
I am still falling!
2-  Number the words in the order thay are said:
8
7                  
5
4
3
2
1
9
6



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