Mar 28, 2010

The Devil's Arithmetic: Time Clauses with Before, After, When

This movie is very interesting and the Holocaust is dealt with in a different way, mixing reality and fiction. I used the Jewish wedding scene to practice time clauses in a contextualized manner. My students loved it and wanted to see the rest of the movie at home.







A. Watch the movie segment and combine both sentences with before, after, or when.



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1. The ceremony starts.

The groom unveils the bride to make sure he is marrying the right woman.



2. The groom unveils the bride.

The bride rides a carriage to the go to the wedding ceremony.



3. The bride arrives at the wedding place,

Her mother escorts her to the chupah (or huppah).



4. The ceremony starts.
The bride circles the groom seven times.


5. The groom places the ring on the bride's finger,
The best man and he drink some wine.


6. The groom kisses the bride.
He breaks the wine glass.


B. Talk to a partner:



1. What's your opinion about this kind of wedding? What adjectives would you use to describe it?

2. What went wrong?

3. What do you think will happen next?

Possible answer key:

1. Before the ceremony starts, the groom unveils the bride to make sure he is marrying the right woman.

2. After the groom unveils the bride, the bride rides a carriage to the go to the wedding ceremony.

3. When the bride arrives at the wedding place,
her mother escorts her to the chupah (or huppah).

4. When the ceremony starts, the bride circles the groom seven times.

5. After the groom places the ring on the bride's finger,
the best man and he drink some wine.

6. Before the groom kisses the bride, he breaks the wine glass.


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