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.
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.
1. so that
2. so that
6. so that
This is one of my favorite teenage years characters. Steven Spielberg production is amazing and thrilling. A must!
Before you watch the segment, try to guess the sequence of events in the scene. Then watch the movie snippet and check whether the sentences are in the order they took place in the snippet.
( ) They ran out of gas.
( ) Tin Tin read the flying manual.
( ) Tin Tin started the plane engine.
( ) The plane was hit by lightning.
( ) The Captain saved Tin Tin.
( ) The plane fell on the desert.
( ) The plane headed into a dangerous thunderstorm.
( ) The Captain tried to fix the plane.
II. Now write a paragraph connecting the sentences in order to come up with a story / narrative of events. Use the sequence words below.
DON'T FORGET TO ADD A TOPIC SENTENCE AND A CONCLUDING STATEMENT AS WELL.
first of all
to begin with
in the end
1. Tin Tin read the flying manual
2. Tin Tin started the plane engine.
3. The plane headed into a dangerous thunderstorm.
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.
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.
WATER RESOURCES: _______________________________
FOOD SUPPLIES: ______________________________
FAMILY MEMBERS / FRIENDS _________________________
HOSPITALS / HEALTH WELFARE ____________________
IV. Check your ideas with the students from the other groups.