May 23, 2010

Ratatouille: Determiners A, An, Some





Ratatouille is a great animated movie. This scene is perfect for beginners. The language is very easy and the scene is funny. It is ideal to practice the use of determiners - a, an, some - and the students may write a recipe, if their level allows.


The final worksheet was developed by my reader, Alexandra Duarte from Portugal. She inserted this activity of mine into her own class plan and shared it with us. Thanks, Alexandra, for sharing and developing such great activities.






Alexandra Duarte has been an EFL teacher for about 20 years, most of them at MartinhoÁrias Secondary School in Soure / Portugal. For the last 3 years she has been involved in adult teaching.

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A. You can see these items during the movie segment. Match the vocabulary and the words. Add a/ an/ some before the nouns.



Ex: A tomato








1. Tomato

2. Carrots

3. Omelet

4. Eggs

5. Spaghetti

6. Wine

7. Onion

8. Egg

9. Cucumber

10. Soup

B. Now watch the movie segment and write the instructions to make the soup, using some of the words from the previous exercise. First, decide which verbs correspond to the pictures below:

1. Slice

2. Pour

3. Stir

4. Break




Recipe:
First, pick up ________________.
Then stir the _________ in a bowl.
Next, put __________ into a pan.

After that, pour ____________ into a glass.

Next, slice ________________.

Then break ________________.

Don't forget to slice ____________.

Put everything in the pan to make ___________.
Answer Key:

B.
1. a tomato
2. some eggs
3. some spaghetti
4. some wine
5. an onion
6. an egg
7. some cucumbers / a cucumber
8. some soup




WORKSHEET - 1

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - RATATOUILLE



The next worksheet was developed by my reader Alexandra Duarte, a reader from Portugal. She inserted this activity of mine into her own class plan and shared it with us. Thanks, Alexandra, for sharing and developing such great activities.



WORKSHEET - Alexandra Duarte.


Alexandra Duarte has been an EFL teacher for about 20 years, most of them at MartinhoÁrias Secondary School in Soure / Portugal. For the last 3 years she has been involved in adult teaching.

10 comments:

Patti said...

Thanks so much for this and the other clips! I just started a summer course with teens and these are a great help. The kids and I really enjoy them.

Claudio Azevedo said...

You're welcome. It is great to hear that. See you around.

Naná said...

Adoro este site, ele sempre traz algo novo e surpreendente para usarmos em sala. No entanto, de uns tempos pra cá, nao tenho conseguido baixar os filmes. O ícone do download nem aparece. Pq?
Obrigada

Claudio Azevedo said...

Oi Naná,
Deve ser a versão do seu browser. O último mozilla não é compativel com o realplayer ainda. Eu uso o 3.1. O Explorer também é tranquilo. Tente mudar o browser ou verifique se seu realplayer está permitindo downloads da web.

lisichka said...

Thank you so much for sharing your ingenious idea for making grammar fun and relevant. The first time I saw your site, I knew I could use it in my class that Monday. I really appreciate the work you have put in this and wish I had thought of it!
Karen (TESOL 10-15 year olds)

Claudio Azevedo said...

Karen,
Thanks for you your so kind and motivating words. Come back often.

Natalya Leonova said...

Many thanks! Great idea and great motivation!

Denise Friend said...

I simply love all of your ideas! I am planning on using two movie clips in my classes this week (one for advanced and one for beginning students). The students enjoy them every time. Thank you for your creativity and sharing spirit. I saw you at TESOL in Dallas and you've opened up a whole new world for this non-lover of movies!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Dear Denise,
I'm so glad to hear that you were in Dallas too. I'm even happier that the activities work and that your students also like them. Really motivating. Come back often!

Michael Secomb said...

More excellent material. My former refugee students now in Australia love this stuff, as being so visual it is easier for them to grasp. Well done to all concerned!
Michael Secomb