Jul 14, 2012

Lilo & Stitch: Past Modals for Regrets

This animated movie reminds us the way old cartoons were made, but it is a very nice, funny one. The idea and plot are very appealing as well. I liked it very much. I used this scene to reinforce past modals for regrets in a contextualized manner.






A. Lilo is a little girl that is raised by her older sister, Nani. For Lilo not to be taken away to a social institution, her sister has to convince the social worker, Mr. Bubbles, that she has been doing a good job nurturing Lilo. Watch the movie segment and check the items you believe did NOT help Lilo and her sister live together.




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1. ( ) Lilo didn't open the door for Nani or the social worker.

2. ( ) Nani left Lilo home alone.

3. ( ) Nani left the stove on when she was out.

4. ( ) Lilo said she got disciplined.

5. ( ) Lilo was reading a book about voodoo.

6. ( ) Lilo said her friends needed to be punished.

7. ( ) Lilo didn't wait for Nani at school.

B. Now rewrite the sentences you have checked in the previous exercise, using past modals for regrets Should (not) have + past participle or Ought (not) to have + past participle.


1. Ex: Lilo ought to (should) have opened the door for Nani and Mr. Bubbles.


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


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


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


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


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


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


B. Discuss the following questions:




1. Should under aged people raise a young child all by herself? Explain it.



2. What should happen to Lilo?



3. What should happen to Nani?



4. What is best for Lilo? To stay with Nani or go to a social institution? Explain it.


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Answer Key:


A.


2. Nani shouldn't have left Lilo home alone.
3. Nani shouldn't have left the stove on when she was out.
4. Lilo oughtn't to have said she got disciplined.
5. Lilo shouldn't have been reading a book about voodoo.
6. Lilo shouldn't have said her friends needed to be punished.
7. Lilo ought to have waited for Nani at school.

3 comments:

telugu cinema said...

I love animation films, and watch many. I did not watch this one though, but plan to watch ahead. Thanks for the review.

Claudio Azevedo said...

You're welcome. It is a great movie, indeed.

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