Feb 12, 2011

2012: Future As Seen from the Past - Would (Was/Were Going to)

This movie is about the predictions of the end of the world in 2012, but it ended up being just an adventure movie with action and fight for survival. I'm sure this topic would be recurrent as we got closer to 2012, so this activity comes in good times. I used this scene for the practice of the future as seen from the past


A. Read the predictions below. Check the ones the characters in the segment previewed that will occur, according to the scientist.



( ) 1. The earth will expire on 2012.

( ) 2. The sun will emit an extreme amount of radiation that the core of the earth will melt.

( ) 3. Men will find ways to stop the destruction of the planet.

( ) 4. This incident will leave the crust of the earth free to shift.

( ) 5. There will be earth crust displacement.

( ) 6. The world will come to an end on December 21st, 2012.

( ) 7. Humankind will be terminated.



B. Now rewrite the sentences above using the future as seen from the past.


Ex:



1. Scientist predicted that the Earth would expire in 2012.

2. ...........................................
3 ...........................................
4 ............................................
5 ............................................
6 ............................................
7 ...........................................



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Talk to a partner:

1.What do you think about these predictions?.Did you ever  believe them? Why (not)?

2.Do you think the world will end one day? Why (not)?

3.What would you have done if you really knew the world would end in December 2012? Why would you have done it?

4.Why have men always foreseen the end of days throughout history?


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - 2012

 
Answer Key:

A.

Incorrect items: 2 and 7.

B. By 12/21/2012,

2. The sun would emit  ... and the core of the earth would melt

3. Men would find...

4. This incident would leave...

5. There would be ...

6. The world would come ...

7. Humankind would be terminated.

11 comments:

E. Bilien said...

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E. Bilien said...

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Dear Elizabeth,
Your blog is great. I have been there and will be back again for sure. I'm glad you like mine too. This is really motivating. Thanks and au revoir.
Claudio

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Claudio, thanks for review :) I watched 2012 movie some times ago, it's realy great movie. I'll add your blog in bookmarks!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks. I did not like the movie that much, but the scene is great.

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Hey, thanks a lot! Come back often.

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Que legal! Obrigado.

Maricel said...

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Maricel
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