Jan 16, 2010

Hotel for Dogs: Unrestrictive Relative Clauses



This movie is great, especially for those who like dogs. This scene is excellent for the students to practice unrestrictive relative clauses. The alternatives are in the correct order for the sake of preparation, but they are mixed up on the worksheet.


A. Talk about the following questions:

1. Do you have a pet? (Does anyone in you family have a pet?) Talk about it.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a pet at home?

3. What’s your opinion about hotels for pets?

4. Is it fair for people to spend so much money on their dogs with so many homeless people around the world?

B. Write the initials of the dog’s name in the parentheses next to the characteristics that describe that (those) dog (s).


M - Madison

C - Chelsea

VS - Viola and Sebastian

CRH - Coco, Rocky and Harley

GL- Georgia and Lenny

B - Bernie Wilkins

(B)
( ) He’s responsible for the kids.
He’s from social service.


( M)
( ) She was found hiding in the backyard
The family moved away.

(C)
( ) She lost her leg in an accident.
The owner didn’t pay the bill and abandoned her.

(CRH)
( ) They were found living together in the woods near a dump.
They were stray dogs

(G)
( ) They were the first two residents of the hotel
They were the last ones to be announced.

(VS)
( ) They are twins
They were together since they were puppies


Now combine both columns by wiriting relative clauses. Mind punctuation.

1. ……………………………

2. ……………………………

3. ……………………………

4. ……………………………

5. ……………………………

6. ……………………………




WORKSHEET

video

Answer Key:

B.

B, M, C, CRH, GL, VS

C.

1. Madison, whose family..., was found...
2. Chelsea, whose owners..., was found...
3. Viola and Sebastian, who have been together..., are twins.
4. Coco, Rocky and Harley, who were found..., are stray dogs.
5. Georgia and Lenny, who were the first..., were the last...
6. Bernie, who is responsible..., is from social service.



How to prepare your own video activity:

- Select a scene in which the characters are described.
- Write at least two descriptions so that students can identify who they are describing.
- Students match the descritiond with the characters.
- Students connect both descriptions with a relative clause.

3 comments:

Manuna Olano said...

I cannot download the video!!!

Claudio Azevedo said...

This video is too heavy for my wiki. What you should do is to use Firefox as a browser. Please download the Firefox addon Videos DownloadHelper at this link.

https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-br/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper

It is free and you will manage to download any video from any site, including mine - that's what I use for downloads. But you have to use firefox/mozilla for that. It is easy and effective.
Let me know if you managed.

Manuna Olano said...

I've just downloaded it!!! Thanks!