Dec 11, 2011

The Tooth Fairy: In Case x In Case of

This is a good wholesome movie. I had a fun time watching it. I used this great scene to have students practice contrasting the use of In Case and In Case Of.

The legend of the Tooth Fairy is about a fairy that gives a child money or gifts in exchange for a baby tooth that has fallen out. Children typically place the tooth under their pillow at night. The fairy is said to take the tooth from under the pillow and replace it with money once they have fallen asleep.

A. Read the inventions made for the Tooth Fairy. Look at the invention's name and make a guess about when or why use it. Make sure you complete the sentence with in case and in case of.


Magic Generator Wand:

You may use it in case you need to make someone disappear.

You may use it in case of an emergency.

1. Invisibility Spray

You may use it in case __________________

You may use it in case of ________________

2. Shrinking Paste

You may use it in case _____________

You may use it in case of ___________

3. Dog Bark Mints

You may use it in case ______________

You may use it in case of ______________

4. Amnesia Dust

You may use it in case ________________

You may use it in case of _______________

B. Now watch the movie segment and complete the sentences, using the information in the segment.

1. I would use the invisible spray in case ____________

2.You may use the shrinking paste in case _____________

3. You may use the dog barks mint in case of _______________

4. You may use amnesia dust in case _______________



Possible answers


1. you don't want anybody to see you.

2. you want to shrink 6 inches

3. attacks of cats, mailmen, dogs that come after you.

4. you want the kid to forget everything for the last few seconds


erameltruong said...

Hi, Mr Azevedo. I'm Eramel from Vietnam. I love your blog so much and i think it's really useful for students who wanna practise English through movies. Can you make grammar points related to the movie "In Time" (Justin Timberlake)? I love this film a lot and i think i learnt lots of lessons from it. Thank you in advance, Mr Azevedo.

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Eramel. I have not seen In Time yet, but I promise to watch it with my grammar eyes. Thanks for the suggestion.