Play a movie clip without any sound. Students watch the movie clip and create the story. Then, give the students time to write their stories.
Play a movie clip. Stop the movie clip at an interesting point, and ask the students to think about what will happen next. Students write the ending to the movie.
Divide the class into two groups: Group A and Group B.
Students in Group B leave the room or turn their back to the TV. Students in Group A watch the first-half of the movie clip. Then, reverse. Students in Group B watch the second-half of the movie clip.
Then, students pair up, A and B, and describe the movie to each other.
Play a movie clip without any sound. Students pair up and describe the scene in the movie to each other.
Play a movie clip. Ask students to think about cultural differences, such as scenery, dress, behavior, or language.
Silently play a movie clip with 3 or 4 characters. Ask the students to get into groups with 3 or 4 people, depending on the number of characters in the movie clip. Students create the dialog of the characters.
Start with #6. Then, have each person choose a character to role play. Ask students in each group to present their role plays to the class.
Choose a movie clip with 4 characters and get the script. Divide the script into 5 equal parts (based on 20 students in the class). Put the students into 5 groups, and give each group a script.
Students in the groups take a role and practice their lines. Then, have the students perform the movie clip in front of the class. Finally, play the movie clip for students to watch.
Just because it’s not on the air anymore doesn’t mean it isn’t a good resource of useful expressions and cultural discussion topics.
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