Jun 7, 2009

New in Town: Quantifiers - Enough x Too

This is a delicious romantic comedy that shows a lot of contrasts between a big city like Miami and a cold little town in Minnesota. This scene is funny and excellent for the students to students to practice the position and meaning of enough and too.







Talk to a partner about the following questions:


1. Have you ever seen/been in a car accident? Describe it.
2. Have you ever felt that your life was at risk? Talk about it.
3. What would you do if you were alone and stuck inside your car in the middle of a snow storm?

B. Watch the movie segment and rewrite them using either enough
or too, according to the information presented in the segment. Be
careful where you will place them.

video
1. The weather was snowy.

Ex: The weather was too snowy.

2. The car tracks weren’t visible.

3. She packed clothes for the trip.

4. There weren’t any flights because of the storm.

5. She was driving fast .

6. She was not concentrating on her driving.

7. She was clever to hang her red pantyhose on the antenna.

8. She drank liquor to keep her warm and resist the cold.

9. She got drunk to walk by herself.
10. She was lucky to be located.

C. Talk to a partner.


1. What’s your opinion about the main character’s decisions?

2. What were the wrong things she did?

3. What were the right things she did?

Teacher’s Key
B.
Ex:
1. The weather was TOO snowy.
2. The car tracks weren’t visible ENOUGH.
3. She packed ENOUGH clothes for the trip.
4. There weren’t ENOUGH flights scheduled because of the storm.
5. She was driving TOO fast .
6. She was not concentrated ENOUGH in her driving.
7. She was clever ENOUGH to hang her red pantyhose to the antenna.
8. She drank ENOUGH liquor to keep her warm.
9. She got TOO drunk to walk by herself.
10. She was lucky ENOUGH to be located.





WORKSHEET

How to prepare your own video activity:

- Select a scene with extreme weather, commotion, problems or complications.
- Write sentences about these situations without the target language (TOO/ENOUGH).
- Make sure you write sentences in which TOO and ENOUGH would suit perfectly.
- Ask the students to add the quantifiers to sentences you have selected.

8 comments:

camobel said...

Very helpful info, much thanks for your post.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wacht the video segment :(. How can I find it?

Claudio Azevedo said...

heck it out later tonight. I'll upload the segment again. Thanks for the feedback.

Claudio Azevedo said...

It's fixed. Thanks for the feedback.

Anonymous said...

this movie is for all ages right?

Anonymous said...

this movie is for all ages right?Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but after I downloaded the video, none of my media players were able to read it.
Where can I find the video?

thanks!

Claudio Azevedo said...

The video is wmv. It should play on Windows media player, vlc, realplayer. I just downloaded it and it worked fine. Sorry, I don not know what is happening.