Apr 23, 2011

The Lovely Bones: Simple Past x Past Continuous

You can't miss this film. A great story, great acting, and amazing ending. Although the movie is suitable for adults only, this scene can be used with students of all ages.



I. Work in groups. Read the activities below and guess which activities the character in the movie did NOT do while smoking cigarettes BEFORE VIEWING THE SEGMENT. You have to choose 4 activities. The winner is the group who guesses most activities.

1. ( ) Vacuum the house
2. ( ) Drink whiskey
3. ( ) Water the plants
4. ( ) Sweep the flo0r
5. ( ) Put a mask on someone's face
6. ( ) Break some eggs on someone's hair.
7. ( ) Do the laundry
8. ( ) Sleep
9. ( ) Kick the dog
10. ( ) Read a book
11. ( ) Dance
12. ( ) Talk on the phone
13. ( ) Kiss the children



II. Watch the segment now and check your guesses. Which group is the winner?


III. Now write affirmative and negative sentences about the activities in exercise I. What did she do while she was smoking?

Ex:

1. She vaccumed the house.
2 ................................................
3 ................................................

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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - THE LOVELY BONES 


Answer Key:

The incorrect items in exercise I are 9, 10, 12, 13


video

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello,

I really liked this activity however I couldn't download the video file. Thanks!

Claudio Azevedo said...

It has been fixed. Thanks for the warning.

Anonymous said...

When I tried to download the video I just got a half second of garbled sound.

Claudio Azevedo said...

I just downloaded the segment. It worked fine. Sorry.
Did you click on the link MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD at the end of the post?

Ake said...

Unfortunately, I'm having the same issue as the person above.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Try it now, please.