Oct 24, 2010

Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms: Possessive Adjectives

This is a great animated movie, especially because it talks about being different and fighting against prejudice. The music is great, especially if you like disco music. The scene is full of visual input, so it is perfect for beginners.

A. Watch the movie segment and complethe the blanks with possessive adjectives
(My, Your, His, Her, Its, Our, or Their).


1. The scene is about a worm. _____________ name is Barry.

2. Barry has an album. __________ name is Greatest Disco Hits 77.

3. Barry's mother is at the door. ___________ mother is not happy.

4. She talks to Barry. __________ voice is very loud.

5. Barry can't stop dancing. _________ tail is dancing too.

6. He's wearing a suit and a tie. __________ colors are black and white.

7. The books and records are __________ dad's stuff.

8. He lives with his father and mom. Barry lives in __________ house.

9. Barry's mother has a funny face. _________ eyes are big and ________ hair is brown.

10. - Do you like disco music? What's _________ favorite kind of music?

- ___________ favorite kind of music is samba.

Answer key; 1. his, 2. its, 3. his, 4. her, 5. his, 6. their, 7. his, 8. their, 9. her - her, 10. your - my.




Dan! said...

Hi, dude! I love your blog and it is really useful to my classes! Thank you very much.

However, I'd like just to say that I think it's weird to classify the possessive adjectives as "pronouns". We do this in Portuguese, but in many other idioms, the possessive words that are followed by a noun are seen as adjectives, not pronouns.

As far as I know, we have possessive adjectives (my, your, his, her, its...) and the possessive pronouns (mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours...). And this difference makes sense due to the fact that the adjectives refer to explicit nouns in sentences (e.g. my car, my eyes, her mother), which are modified by those adjectives. On the other hand, the possessive pronouns replace such expressions and don't modify anything.

Hugs!! Keep right on with your excellent activities. =)

Claudio Azevedo said...

You're right. Sorry for the misunderstanding.