Mar 19, 2011

Up in the Air: Simple Present x Simple Past

This movie is really nice and the scene is perfect to contrast the uses of the simple present and simple past tenses.


I. Work in small groups. Make a list of activities you do every time you travel by plane. Think about what you do during the day until the plane takes off. Make sure you mention the steps you take at home and at the airport too.

Ex:

I make my bags.
I shave.

II. Watch the movie segment and check which of the activities you listed in Exercise I George Clooney's character did that day.


III. Now write 5 sentences saying what he did in the segment that you did not list in exercise II.


Ex: He took off his shoes at the airport.


IV. Now write sentences saying 5 things from your list that he didn't do before traveling.

Ex: He didn't shave.

PLAY THE SEGMENT TWICE.



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6 comments:

Dyego Saraiva said...

excellent: simple and meaningful, plus relevant vocabulary. Congratulations!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Hey Diego,
Thanks. I hope your students like it too.
See you.

Cela said...

I just used this material with a student who loooves traveling. She loved it and solved some doubts on vocabulary.
Congrats!!!

Cela said...

I just used the material with a student who loooves traveling. She loved it and had some doubts on vocabulary solved.
Congrats!!!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Hey Cela,
Isn't it great? Thanks for the feedback. See you.

Gabriela said...

I would like to thank you for making me and my students happier with this blog and its activities.
Thanks a lot.
Gabriela Souza.