Aug 2, 2009

Be Kind, Rewind: Simple Past x Present Perfect

A. Watch the movie segment. It is about a group of friends who decide to shoot a film about Fats Waller, a famous musician who had lived in their neighborhood, to raise money and stop the demolition of the building they work at.

Chech the tasks they did during the whole week. Then write the day of the week they performed them.

Ex 1. They interviewed the people around the neighborhood. (YES) (Monday)

2.They recorded the interviews about Fats Waller .

3.They chose the sequence of events of the movie .

4.They left the country to shoot the film .

5.Famous actors were invited to act on the film .

6.They designed the costumes and makeup.

7.They worked with art direction, imagining what the scene should look like .

8.They shot the film .

9.They finished shooting the film .

10. They had the film premiere .

11.They demolished the building.

B. Today is SUNDAY. Tell what the characters of the movie have (not) done during this very busy week. Decide which verb tense you should use.




EX: 1. They have interviewed the people around the neighborhood.
2……………………………………………………………………………………………………
3…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
4…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
6…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
7………………………………………………………………………………………………….....
8…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
9…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
10……………………………………………………………………………………………………
11……………………………………………………………………………………………………

C. Now write sentences saying when they performed the actions you have checked in exercise A. Decide which verb tense you should use.

EX 1: They interviewed the people around the neighborhood on Monday.
2…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3………………………………………………………………………………………………….
4………………………………………………………………………………………………….
5………………………………………………………………………………………………….
6………………………………………………………………………………………………….
7………………………………………………………………………………………………….
8………………………………………………………………………………………………….

D. You and your partner have US$1.000.000.00 to shoot a film. Use your imagination and come up with a story with a beginning, a development and an unexpected ending. Your teacher and the class will choose the most original story.

E. Role play the best story.

Teacher’s Key

B.
1. They have interviewed…
2. They have recorded…
3. They have decided…
4. They haven’t left…
5. Famous actors haven’t been invited…
6. They have designed…
7. They have worked…
8. They have shot…
9. They have finished…
10. They have had…
11. They haven’t demolished…

C.
1. They interviewed… on Monday
2. They recorded… on Monday.
3. They decided… on Tuesday.
4. They designed… on Wednesday
5. They worked… on Thursday.
6. They shot … on Friday.
7. They finished… on Saturday.
8. They had… on Sunday.




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WORKSHEET

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - BE KIND REWIND

12 comments:

Георгий Баженов said...

No link to the worksheet? (Yes, I'm totally spoiled.)

Claudio Azevedo said...

Check it out now. Scribd was not working well over the weekend. Thanks for the feedback.

Георгий Баженов said...

Got that Claudio. Muito obrigado.

Clarissa said...

Hi Claudio, I've just got this great site created by you! Congrats! I tried to download the video for act. 66 but I couldn't, it seems that I need the address to catch from the you tube, because I can't do it from your site. Can you help with this? Thanks a lot!
Clarissa quevedo

Claudio Azevedo said...

Hi Clarissa, Thanks for your words! Unfortunately, I do not download or upload the videos from youtube. I do it directly at blogger because at youtube the videos are often withdrawn because of copyrights issues. Since my purpose is totally non-commercial, I suggest the following: you can download the videos with real player. Download the free version at www.realplayer.com. After you install it, all you'll have to do is to scroll the mouse over the screen and you'll be automatically offered the choice to download it. That's how I download youtube videos, and you can do it here too. Let me know if it works. It is really easy. See you.

Sílvia Caldas said...

Cláudio, I just loooove this movie. It's hilarious! Thanks for the activity, movie guru. I'll use it with my 4A group.

Sílvia Caldas said...

I just loove this movie. It's hilarious. Thanks for the activity, movie guru. I'll use it with my 4A group.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Silvia. I hope it works. See you.

Serene said...

Thanks for posting.I always like your videos and will use them for my students.

Anonymous said...

GReat! thanks for sharing

Jesi said...

I downloaded relplayer and still can't download the video :-( I really wanted to work with the videos in your post! they're great!!Please helo me

Claudio Azevedo said...

The likn for video download is at the end of the post. See you.