May 30, 2017

The Angry Birds: 2nd Conditional

This is a wonderful animated movie and you can use many of its parts for grammar practice. This one is for the 2nd conditional. 

I. What would you do in the following situations? Talk with your friend and follow the example.

1. You are in line and the person behind you keeps bumping on your back.

Ex: I would not do anything.

2. Someone keeps on disturbing your leisure reading time.

3. Someone makes fun of your looks.

4. Someone wakes you up because he/she is inappropriately noisy.

5. Someone sneezes a few times on your popcorn bag in the movie theater.

6. A doctor uses a tiny rubber hammer on your knee to test your reflexes, but it hurts you.

7. Someone is flirting with you, but when you eventually decide to take action and approach the person, you realize he/she is aiming at another person, not you.

II. Now watch the movie segment and check what Red, the bird, did in those situations. How similar were your answers and Red's reaction?



May 15, 2017

Minions: Transitions - Sequence Words - Narratives

 Watch the movie segment and make notes of some actions you managed to observe. Then write a short narrative, telling the story. Use sequence words (transition words) to link the sentences.

Words or phrases to help sequence ideas or transition between sentences or paragraphs 

• fi­rst... second... third... 

• in the ­rst place... also... lastly 

• after 

• afterwards 

• as soon as 

• at fi­rst 

• at last 

• before 

• before long 

• in the meantime 

• later 

• meanwhile 

• next 

• soon 

• then