Nov 15, 2015

Despicable Me 2: Simple Past - Was / Were

Here is another great activity provided by Pedro Urbano, one of this blog's readers. His activities are wonderful and this one is no exception. Thanks, Pedro, once again.

I've been teaching English for nine years working with teens, adults, and seniors. Creating songs activities and especially movie worksheets are my features. Today, I'm part of ICBEU teacher team - Manaus (a dream of 13 years that came true), working with teens and adults.

Before you watch:

Look at these questions. Choose the best answer:

How do people feel when…

1.    They meet someone special in their lives?
a.  Terrific and exhausted;
b.  Hurt and energized;
c.  Marvelous and terrific;
d.  Terrible and hurt.
   Someone special leaves their lives?
a.    Empty and admired;
b.    Crushed and abandoned;
c.    Amused and optimistic;
d.    Amused and admired.

While you watch

Watch the movie segment. Check the correct responses according to the movie segment.


1.    Who was Gru in front of the house with?

a.    He was with the Minions;
b.    He was with a woman;
c.    He was with the kids;
d.    He was alone.

2.    How was the date according to the woman?
a.    It was quiet;
b.    It was crazy;
c.    It was fun;
d.    It was ok.

3.    How was Gru after the kiss?
a.    He was happy;
b.    He was sad;
c.    He was nervous;
d.    He was angry.

After you watch

Look at the sentences. Check T (true) or F (false)

1.    Gru was on a date with a woman in the morning.    T (     )     F (     )
2.    In the following day, he was very disappointed.      T (     )     F (     )
3.    The woman said good bye to Gru.                          T (     )     F (     )

4.    He was terrific after she said good bye.                  T (     )     F (     )


nonton movie said...

thanks for your post

María Fernanda Delgado said...

I love it !!!!*****

EFL teachers said...

I cant't see it on youtube when clicking on the clip =/
can u give me the link to the video pliz??
Thank you!!! Loved the activity ;)

Tifanny Glens said...

Hello Claudio!
This really think of me on how movies really affect our learning mostly on grammars. Iv'e seen many movies and sometimes I do enable the subtitle to understand more while watching on it. The Segments you share is really good and great. Learning in any segment is difinitely simple as like that. Do you use also any tools to improve in learning grammars?

Claudio Azevedo said...

Hey Tiffany,
Sure I use other tools, songs, games, podcasts. Movie segments is just one of them.

Claudio Azevedo said...

The download link is at the end of each post. It is not on youtube.

julia ermolaeva said...

Thank you so much for your help, I highly appreciate it! From Russia with love, Julia