Nov 13, 2011

The Princess and the Frog: Simple Present

This is one of the best animated movies by Disney in recent years. It is fun, amusing and uplifting. The music and plot are great. I love it. I used this scene to practice the simple present tense based on a typical routine day in New Orleans. In the end, the students may personalize the exercise talking about themselves and their own city. They loved it!







A. Take a look at the activities below. Watch the movie segment and write T if Tiana, the main character, performs the activity or P if it is the people of New Orleans who do it, or B if both Tiana and the people do it on a typical day, according to the segment.


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( ) 1. Read a magazine on the way to work.

( ) 2. Play musical instruments in the streets.

( ) 3. Dance in the streets of New Orleans.

( ) 4. Serve food and drinks in a restaurant.

( ) 5. Play card tricks.

( ) 6. Buy newspapers in the streets.

( ) 7. Have fun.

( ) 8. Make magic.


B. Now write down four affirmative and four negative statements about what Tiana does (doesn't do) and what people do (don't do) on a typical New Orleans day. Use the information in exercise A.


Affirmative sentences:

1 ...................................................................

2 ..................................................................

3 ..................................................................

4. .................................................................




Negative statements:

1 ..................................................................

2 .................................................................

3 .................................................................

4 .................................................................

C. Now take a look at the activities in exercise A. Write affrimative and negative statements saying wht you do (don't do) on a Brasilia's (or your town's) typical day.


Ex 1. I read (don't read) a magazine on my way to work (school).

2 ....................................................................

3 ....................................................................

4 ....................................................................

5 .....................................................................

6 .....................................................................

7 .....................................................................

8 .....................................................................







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3 comments:

Teacher Marija said...

Thank you for sharing.
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Anonymous said...

Hi Claudio, I just discovered your work and I think IT'S AMAZING! thanks so much for sharing it! love from Italy

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, both of you. I hope you come back often.