Last term we set off reading a book about an island, a Scottish island, and we learnt some important aspects that we must include in a book review:
Author, publisher, genre, setting, narrator, characters, plot.
This term we shall move form books to films. We have already talked about movies, haven’t we? I’m sure most of you saw a film Christmas, do you remember it? Last week you asked Taylor questions about a book, now you must prepare a set of questions to ask her about a film, she saw during Christmas and about her favourite films
We shall uploaded a film “Stand By Me” that has to do with the topic of this term: family and relationships. In the first term we looked at the physical environment around us: our city and our school. This second term we shall concentrate on the relations we establish with our family, with our friends and with the people around. In English we’ll learn to talk about people and their personality, we’ll also learn to talk about and to describe feelings, we’ll use films to illustrate conflicts and different attitudes towards family life and friendship. We hope you’ll enjoy the film and learn a lot doing all the activities.
Homework: In English you have to prepare a short summary of a film for Monday next week, and we’ll also look at some parts of “stand by me” in its English original version. In this post you will learn some vocabulary that will help you analyse and talk about films as real professional reviewers.
Here follow some useful words to talk about films. Check the ones you know and copy them in your notebook. then try to fill the gaps of the texts using the words in the box. This activity must be done for Wednesday. You do not need to copy the text in your notebook. Just the vocabulary and the answers next to the numbers. Remember to write the summary of the film of your choice. We’ll do “Stand by me” together.
Parts of the Movie:
The place or time a movie takes place is called the (1)_________________. What happens in a movie is called the (2)_____________. A movie is usually broken up into many(3) _________________. The movie is filmed with a(4)________________.
People in Movies:
The people who act in the movie are (5)_________________. A (6)_______________ is a part that an actor plays. The main actor is sometimes called the (7)____________________. When a famous person has a short appearance in a film it is called a (8)___________________. An (9)______________ is an unimportant person who acts in the background. A(10) ________________ is a person who watches movies and writes reviews about them.
The type of movie is the movie (11)_________________. A movie that makes you laugh is a (12)___________________. A movie that makes you scream is a (13)___________________. A movie that is exciting with lots of guns and explosions is an(14) ______________ movie. Movies about the future or space are known as (15)__________________ films. And a movie about real life is a (16)_______________________. An(17) __________________ film has cartoon characters.
Movies with big budgets that sell a lot of tickets are called (18)______________________. Many of these movies do so well that movie producers make a (19)_______________, or part II.
At the Theater:
The place where you watch a movie is called a (20)_________________. To see a movie, usually, you have to buy a (21)__________________. The movie is projected onto a large (22)_______________ using a movie (23)_________________. An (24)__________________ is a person who shows you to your seat and makes sure everybody is quiet during the movie
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