Oct 11, 2009

Leap of Faith: Modal for Advice - Should

This is Steve Martin's best movie, in my opinion. He plays the role of a hoax preacher who makes money out of people's beliefs. I used it to practice giving advice with should. The matching answers have the same color to facilitate your planning.





A. Watch the movie segment and match the people in the audience and their problems.


The audience:


1. The man in the brown jacket
2. The girl in the glitter jeans
3. The guy in the fishing cap.
4. The lady in the pink dress.
5. The man in the white shirt.6. The man in the yellow shirt
7. The blue-haired lady
8. Emma Schlarp


The problems:


( ) Her mother is suffering deeply because she is pregnant.
( ) He has a back problem.( ) He has a hearing problem.
( ) She lost her job.
( ) He has a problem with his neighbor
( ) He has a gambling problem.
( ) She has bone trouble.
( ) She has arthritis.



B. Write down a piece of advice for each of the people above.


1. The man in the brown jacket

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2. The girl in the glitter jeans

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3. The guy in the fishing cap.

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4. The lady in the pink dress.

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5. The man in the white shirt.

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6. The man in the yellow shirt

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7. The blue-haired lady

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8. Emma Schlarp

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C. Is your advice the same as the hoax preacher in the segment? Talk to a partner and decide whose advice is closer to the movie preacher's.



D. Talk to a partner.



1. Is this hoax preacher committing a crime? Explain it.

2. What should happen to people who cheat on people exploiting their religious beliefs?

3. Is he helping or harming these people? Explain it.


WORKSHEET

Answers on the worksheet

video

5 comments:

Free Movies said...

Yeah, I am ready for the Miracle. Do you? I think this is Steve Martin's best movie. He plays the role of a hoax preacher who makes money out of people's beliefs.I like this type of nice movie.
Thanks for your very helpful reviews.
Best of luck
bye

Anonymous said...

This is a great way to use modals of advice and suggestion in class - my students loved it. Thanks a lot and well done for such creative use with film segments!! You cut my preparation time by at least half today!
Tired Teacher, Spain

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks! Isn't sharing just great? Hope you come cack here often. See you.

Anonymous said...

it was ecellent!! thanks a lot! very helpful!
i'l like to know what's the link on youtube... some students ask me to share the link on youtube...
thanks!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for your words. The video was not uploaded in youtube, but directly to the blog. All the segments are just in the blog, unless someone else posted it in youtube without kinowledge. You can download the videos from the blog, though. You can check the sidebar info DOWNLOADING THE SEGMENTS, which is really simple with realplayer. See you. Glad you liked it.