Feb 6, 2009

Flashbacks of a Fool: Paired Conjunctions - Both... And, Neither... Nor, Either... or, Not only... but (also)...






This is a fantastic scene that shows the first date of these two teenagers, Joe and Ruth, who lived the 80's to its extreme and loved David Bowie and Bryan Ferry's Roxy Music.


Watch the movie segment and write YES if the activity or item is true according to the segment and NO if it is not.


1. Ruth and Joe would like to drink? (___________ red wine; ___________white wine)


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Ruth and Joe would like to drink either red or white wine.

2. (Ruth ___________ and  Joe ____________ ) are wearing make up.
................................. wearing make up.


3. (Joe ___________; Ruth ________________) laid on the carpet.

.................................... laid on the carpet.


4. (Joe ____________Ruth ____________) liked William Burroughs's books.

................................... liked William Burroughs's books. ( )


5. Ruth likes listening to (David Bowie _____________; Bryan Ferry ____________).

Ruth thinks it is great to listen to ..........................................
 

6. (Ruth _______________; and Joe _____________) imitated Bryan Ferry's (___________ singing _______________ dancing)
 
Not only... imitated Bryan Ferry's .........................

Answer Key:
2. Both Joe and Ruth are / not only Joe but (also) Ruth…
3. Both Joe and Ruth / not only Joe but (also) Ruth …
4. Neither Joe nor Ruth…
5. Either David Bowie or Roxy Music.
6. not only Ruth but Joe... / both singing and dancing.


 
How to prepare your own video activity:
- Select a scene in which two or more people are performing several actrivities.
- Choose activities both or neither one perform.
- Have students write sentences with the target language.



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