Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.
Sep 25, 2014
Gravity: So x So That
This is an amazing movie. Absolutely innovative and gripping. I truly recommend it.
Books suggest that
we should not interchange "so" and "so that".
"So" means "therefore", and "so that" means
"in order that". Every occurrence of "so that" can be
replaced with "so" without losing meanings, but not vice versa. "So that" means
"with the result that", "with the aim that", "in order
that". "So" is making a conclusion, it is like you know
already, or that something "can happen," according to your sentence;
it is like the future predicted already.
I. Discuss the questions with a friend:
1. Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut? Why (not)?
2. What moves people who want to go outer space?
3. Would you like to go on a space trip? Why (not)?
4. What makes people want to risk their lives by traveling into space?
II. Complete the sentences with so or so that. When both are possible, use so.
1. Dr. Stone was warned about the telecommunications blackout ______________ she would not be surprised by that event.
2. She wanted to return to Explorer _______________ debris would not hit her.
3. The craft was severely damaged by the debris, ________________ she lost complete control of her movements.
4. Dr. Stone finally detached her suit, ______________ she was thrown into the space void.
5. She couldn't see anything, ________________ she did not manage to provide any information of her coordinates.
6. She calmed herself down _______________ she could find the visuals and provide the coordinates.
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