Jul 6, 2013

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion: Giving Orders/Instructions with WILL




Woody Allen is one of my favorite directors. This is one of his best/funniest movies of all times. This scene is wonderful. My students had a ball performing this task.




An official way of giving orders is to use simple or passive future tenses .

For example:

"Male workers will wear ties at all times."
"Male workers are supposed to wear ties at all times."

"Female workers will be properly dressed."
"Female workers are to be properly dressed."

Source:
http://www.english-online.org.uk/int2/aski1.htm


I - Read the orders given to someone who has been hypnotized. The commands or instructions are given with WILL.Then choose one verb from the list below and add WILL to make the orders clear. You may repeat some of the verbs.


FALL / OBEY / REMEMBER / WAIT / HAVE / HIDE / RETURN / DO / PROCEED


You______________________ deeper and deeper under the sway of my words.

You _____________________ my instructions carefully.

You _____________________ to the Kensington estate, where you will obtain the jewelry.

You _____________________ this with the utmost secrecy.

You _____________________ it with great ease and facility.

Then you ____________________ to your apartment taking the jewels with you.

You ______________________ them in a safe and secure hiding place.

You _____________ then ________________ into a deep slumber from which you will awake refreshed.

You ________________________  no memory of anything that has occurred.

You ____________________ to hear from me again.

You _____________________ my instructions to the letter.

You ____________________ absolutely nothing that occurred under trance.


II - Watch the movie segment and check your answers.

video















 III - Choose five sentences above and rewrite them, using "to be + to" or "to be supposed to".

Ex:

You are supposed to fall deeper and deeper under the sway of my words.
You are to obey my instructions carefully.


1. _______________________________
2. _______________________________
3. _______________________________
4. _______________________________
5. _______________________________


III. Role Play:


All the students are to imagine that they are  hypnotists. They come up with a list of 8 orders to give a classmate. Don't let the students share their lists before the activities.

Ex: You will open your book. Then you will write your name on the blackboard, etc.

STUDENT 1: S1 hypnotizes his classmates and gives S2 eight orders, using the grammar point. S1 reads all the activities sequentially  just once.

STUDENT 2: S2 listens to the eight orders of the hypnotist. He/She cannot ask for repetition or write them down. Then he/she performs all the given commands in the order they had been given.


Next, students switch roles. If you want to make this a competition, the winner is the student who manages to remember and perform most orders in the correct sequence.

WORKSHEET

MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION


Answer key:

You will fall deeper and deeper under the sway of my words.

You will obey my instructions carefully.

You will proceed to to the Kensington estate, where you will obtain the jewelry.

You will do this with the utmost secrecy.

You will do it with great ease and facility.

Then you will return to your apartment taking the jewels with you.

You will hide them in a safe and secure hiding place.

You will then fall into a deep slumber from which you will awake refreshed.

You will have no memory of anything that has occurred.

You will wait to hear from me again.

You will obey my instructions to the letter.

You will remember absolutely nothing that occurred under trance.


1 comment: