Oct 22, 2011

A Bug's Life: Pre-Determiners - Such, What

This is such an interesting animation. I used this scene to teach pre-determiners - such and what. My lesson was contextualized and fun.


Introduction:


PRE-DETERMINERS: SUCH, WHAT

These words are normally placed before the indefinite article.
Such and what are often used to express surprise or other emotions:
Examples:
a. What a lovely day!
b. She's such a lovely woman!
c. What an incredible film!
d. He's such a fantastic guitarist!

I. Watch the movie segment and choose one of the adjectives provided to complete the sentences, according to the movie. Then rewrite the sentences, using the pre-determiner in parentheses and the adjective you have chosen. Follow the examples in the introduction.



video


1. Ants are very (organized/intelligent/agile) insects.
(such) ................................................................
2. The pile of food is (huge/amazing/impressive).
(what) .................................................................
3. The anthill is (awesome/complicated/interesting).
(such) ...................................................................
4. The grasshoppers are (terrifying/scary/aggressive) insects.
(what) ...................................................................
5. Flik is a (clumsy/stupid/ridiculous) ant.
(such) ....................................................................
6. Princess Atta is a (beautiful/ugly/nice) ant.
(what) ................................................................


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - A BUG'S LIFE


answer key:
possible answers


1. ants are such organized insects
2. what a huge pile of fod
3. it’s such a complicated anthill
4. what terrifying insects
5. flink is such a clumsy ant
6. what a beautiful ant

3 comments:

Ann said...

Hi Claudio,

Have just posted a link to it on the TeachingEnglish facebook page if you'd like to check there for comments.

Please feel free to post on the page whenever you have anything you'd like to share.

Best,

Ann

El Rincón de Roxana said...

I really love your blog!
Interested indeed!!!!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, both of you. This really makes me feel like it is worth it.