Sep 4, 2014

Under the Dome: Modals for Speculation

I am a great fan of Stephen King and his imaginative stories. This one is no exception. The book, which I loved, became a CBS series. The book explores the psychological shades of the characters much more deeply than the series, but it is still worth following. This scene is one of my favorite scenes on this blog. This is the first post taken from a TV series. Others will come up.

I. Watch the segment. Then check the alternatives that you believe are possible explanations for the "dome".
1. ( ) It is a force field.

2. ( ) Extra terrestrials want to isolate human beings for experiments.

3. ( ) It is a military operation.

4. ( ) It is a natural phenomenon.

5. ( ) It is their imagination.

6. ( ) It is a nuclear shelter.

7. ( ) Your guess.

II. Check your guesses with a partner. Then write sentences speculating about what the dome is.

1. ________________________________ 

2. ________________________________ 

3. ________________________________ 

4. ________________________________

III. Look at the pictures below. Chester's Mill, a small town in Maine - USA, was isolated from the rest of the world by this mysterious dome. No one goes out; no one comes in. Think about possible consequences of such a happening. Think about the climate, water resources, food supplies, family members, politics, security, hospitals, etc. Then write down at least 5 sentences speculating about what might happen to Chester's Mill's population OR what they might have to do to survive.

CLIMATE: ___________________________

WATER RESOURCES: _______________________________

FOOD SUPPLIES: ______________________________

FAMILY MEMBERS / FRIENDS _________________________

POLITICS: ___________________________

SECURITY: ____________________________

HOSPITALS / HEALTH WELFARE ____________________

IV. Check your ideas with the students from the other groups.




Unknown said...

Hi Claudio, thanks for all the materials, Ive recently discovered them and they are a great help. I was hoping to download this clip, but it seems to be for Tin-Tin. Can you help?

Claudio Azevedo said...

Dear Gary,
Thanks for the feedback. in fact, the video segement is correct. What was written on the link was incorrect. It has been fixed. Thanks for the warning.

Unknown said...

Estupendo recurso. Lo he trabajado en clase con mis alumnos y les ha encantado. Muchas gracias por ponerlo a disposición de todos.

R&B Academia

vidhatanand said...

Hey, thanks for the post. It can be of great help for learning english grammar.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Claudio for the posts! I think they are great! It would be a good idea to have the transcripts or the subtitles available for some videos!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks for your words. The great majority of videos, 94% to be precise, have the subtitles hardcoded. However, some films or series do not have them available for adding. Under the Dome is one of the cases. However, the ones that do not have subtitles are not over the students head. They manage to the the task with or without them. Thanks for the suggestions, but that is the best I can do.