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1General Education Office LA.121 / LA1301English 1Unit 2 Movies and Entertainment
2Objectives You will be able to: Discuss preferences for movie genres Apologize for being lateDiscuss preferences for movie genresDescribe and recommend movies
3Choosing a movie to watch How do you decide which movie to watch?Where do you buy or rent movies?Do you ever look at movie websites?Look at Top Notch - Unit 2 Page 14Talk about the movies you’ve seenChoose the movies you would like to seeTop Notch 2 – P14What other ways are there to find out about movies – friends, newspaper/mag reviews
4Language and CultureTouching is an adjective that makes you feel emotionssuch as sadness, pity or sympathyA con artist is a person who tricks or lies to people to getmoney from themFBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation, the federalAgency in the United States that protects national securityTop Notch 2 – P14Ill-fated means destined to have an unhappy ending
5At the movies………. Top Notch Page 15 – Photo Story C) Read and listen to a conversation a movie theatreD) Focus on languageFind and underlined word or expression in the story that has a similar meaning to each of the following words or phrases:1. “I’ll pay” 4. “a lot of”2. “really don’t like” 5. “didn’t see”3. “To tell you the truth…” 6. “ They say….”Top Notch 2 – P15 (List 1.17)1 – It’s my treat2 – I can’t stand3 – Frankly4 – a bunch of5 - I missed6 – I’ve heard
6At the movies………. Top Notch Page 15 – Photo Story E) Infer meaning With a partner discuss and find…1. two different nouns that have the same meaning as “movie”2. two different adjectives that are related to “fighting” or “killing”3. an adjective that means “really great”Top Notch 2 – P15 (List 1.17)1. Film, picture2. Violent, bloody3. spectacular
7At the movies………. Top Notch Page 15 – Photo Story F) Think and explain Answer each question. The explain your answer with a sentence from the Photo storyWhat actor does Anna like? How do you know?Peter says, “ Hey, you’re a big DiCaprio fan.”Did Anna see Gangs of New York? How do you know?She says,”……………………………………. .”What movies does Anna suggest? …………………… How do you know?Who is going to pay for the popcorn? …………….. How do you know?Peter says, “……………………………… .”Top Notch 2 – P15 (List 1.17)2- No – Nope I haven’t3- Wall-E – Well there’s Wall-E4- Peter – I’ll get the popcorn
8Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late Grammar – The present perfect with for and sinceUse since with a specific time or date in the past.Use for to describe a length of time.How long have you been here?I’ve been here since eight o’clock. ( a time in the past)I’ve been here for ten minutes. ( a length of time)Other uses:with yet: for negative: I haven’t been to Disneyland yet.with always: I’ve always wanted to see Car Planet.with ordinals, superlatives, only:This is the third time I’ve seen Ping Pong.It’s the best movie I’ve ever seen.My husband has only seen it once.Top Notch 2 – P16
9Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late Other uses:with lately, recently, just:Have you seen a good movie recently?I’ve just seen The Beach – what a great movie!with still, so far:You still haven’t seen Tomato Babies?I’ve seen it three times so far!A Grammar Practice – Choose the correct words to complete the paragraph about Penelope Cruz.Top Notch 2 – P16
10Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late B PairworkTake turns asking and answering the following questions.Use the present perfect in all your answers.1 Is there a movie you’ve always wanted to see?2 Have you seen any good movies recently?3 What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen?4 What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?5 How many movies have you seen so far this month?6 Have you ever seen a movie more than once?Top Notch 2 – P16
11Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late Vocabulary – Explanations for being late a) Read and listen. Then listen again and repeat.I overslept.I missed the bus.I couldn’t get a taxi.I couldn’t find aparking space.I got stuck intraffic.Top Notch 2 – P16 (List 1.18)b) Think of two other explanations for being late.
12Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late Listening comprehensionListen to the conversations. Complete the sentences, using the Vocabulary1. Ted’s late because he ………………2. Maude probably ………………………………..3. They’re going to be late because they ……………………..4. First they …………….. . Then they probably ……………………Top Notch 2 – P17 (List 1.19)C1 – overslept2 - couldn’t find a parking space3 - are stuck in traffic4 - missed the bus - couldn’t get a taxi
13Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late Conversation Modela) Read and listen to someone apologize for being lateRhythm and intonationb) Listen again and repeat. Then practice the Conversation Model with a partner.Top Notch 2 – P17 (List 1.21/22)
14Lesson 1 – Apologize for being late Now you can: apologize for being lateAdd four more movies to the showtimes.Pair work - Personalise the conversation model with your movies and explanations. Then change roles.A: Have you been waiting long?B: For …………….. .A: Sorry I’m late. I …………….. . Did you get tickets?B: Yes. But …………… I hope that’s OK.A: ……………. ..Extra Phrases__ is sold out.We missed__It started__minutes ago.I’ve already seen __That’s past my bedtime.I can’t stand __I’ve heard it’s __It’s my treat.I’ll get the popcorn.Top Notch 2 – P17
15Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres A) Vocabulary – Movie GenresRead and Listen. The listen again and repeat.an action filma horror filma science-fiction filman animated filmTop Notch Lesson 2 P18 List 1.23a comedya dramaa documentarya musical
16Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres B PairworkCompare your favourite movie for each genre“ My favourite animated film is Shrek “C Listening comprehensionListen to the conversations about movies. Write the genre for each movie.Then circle the movie if the people decided to see it.MovieGenreThe Bottom of the SeaTango in Tap ShoesThe Ant who Wouldn’t DieChickens Never Wear ShoesGoldilocks Grows UpThe EqualizerTwelve Angry WomenCity Under the SeaTop Notch Lesson 2 P18 List 1.24D DiscussionWhich movies sound good to you?Listen again if necessary. Explain your choices.
17Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres Grammar – Would rather + base form State preferences with would rather / would rather not and the base form of the verb. She’d rather see a less violent film. We’d rather not see a horror film.Top Notch Lesson 2 P18IHeWeTheysee a musical.not go out tonight.‘d rather
18Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres Grammar – Would rather + base formUse than with would rather to contrast preferences.I’d rather rent a movie than go to the cinema.They’d rather go to a Woody Allen film than a Martin Scorsese film.QuestionsWould you rather see Casablanca or Wall-E?Which would they rather see – a comedy or a drama?What would you rather do – see a play or a movie?Short Answers Would you rather stay home? Yes, we would. / No, we’d rather not.
19Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres A) Grammar PracticeComplete each response, using ‘d rather or ‘d rather not andexpressing a different preference.“I’d love to see a drama tonight.” Actually, ……………………“I’m in the mood for a horror film.” Actually, …………………………“Let’s get tickets for the late show.” Actually, …………………………“Ben told me you wanted to rent a movie.” Actually, ………………….“Would you like to see a comedy?” Actually, ………………………….“How about some dinner after the film?” Actually, …………………..Top Notch Lesson 2 P19B) Pair work – Practice the conversations in Exercise A.
20Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres Conversation Modela) Read and listen to people discuss their movie preferences.Describing preferencesI love ___________s.I can take them or leave them.I’m not that big on _________s.__________ s are great.__________s are OK.I don’t like ___________ s.__________ s are my favouriteI can’t stand ___________s.Top Notch Lesson 2 P19
21Lesson 2 – Discuss preferences for movie genres Now you can: discuss preferences for movie genresPairwork Personalize the Conversational Model, expressing your own preferences in movie genres. Then change roles.Would you rather see - __________ or _________?It doesn’t matter to me, You choose.A) Well, what would you say to ____________?Hmm. To tell you the truth, I ____________ .What about ___________?____________.Top Notch Lesson 2 P19
22Lesson 3 – Describe and recommend movies a) Vocabulary1) Using the cards provided, match the adjective with the correct description2) Adjectives to describe movies. Read and listen. Then listen again and repeat.weird – very strange or unusual,in a negative wayfunny – something that makesyou laughunforgettable – something you aregoing to rememberhilarious – very, very funnyTop Notch Lesson 3 P20 (List 1.27)silly – not serious, almost stupidthought-provoking – something thatmakes you thinkboring – not interestingviolent – bloody; with a lot offighting and killingromantic – about love
23Lesson 3 – Describe and recommend movies b) Pair workWrite the title of a movie for each adjective. The compare choices.AdjectiveTitlea funny moviea hilarious moviea silly moviea boring moviea romantic moviea weird moviean unforgettable moviea thought-provoking moviea violent movieTop Notch Lesson 3 P20
24Lesson 3 – Describe and recommend movies Listening ComprehensionA Listen for main ideasListen to the movie reviewer. Write a check next to the movies he recommends and write an X next to the ones he doesn’t.1 Popcorn The Vacation Aquamundo Wolf Babies B Infer meaningListen carefully to each movie review again. Based on the reviewer’s opinion, circle one or more of the adjectives to describe each movie. 1 Popcorn (weird / funny / boring)The Vacation (romantic / violent / unforgettable)Aquamundo (boring / violent / though-provoking)4 Wolf Babies (violent / boring / hilarious )Top Notch Lesson 3 P20 (List 1.28 / 29)
25Lesson 3 – Describe and recommend movies Listening ComprehensionC DictationListen to the following excerpts from the reviews. Complete each statement, based on what you hear.Popcorn *First up is Popcorn, a new ___________ starring David Bodine and Judy Crabbe. Unfortunately, Popcorn is a complete waste of ___________Aquamundo ***Aquamundo is no ________ _________Film; it’s based on real scientific research.A ____________ film. Don’t _________________ .1526Top Notch Lesson 3 P20 (List 1.30)The Vacation *****Our next film, The Vacation, is a well-acted and _____________ I highly _______________ wonderful _____________ .Wolf Babies ***Adults will find the story ___________, but children won’t forget these __________ scary scenes for a long time.374
26Lesson 3 – Describe and recommend movies Now you can: describe and recommend moviesA Pair work Read the short movie reviews and choose the movie you think sounds the most interesting. The compare movie choices. Explain your reasons.
27Lesson 3 – Describe and recommend movies B NotepaddingWrite notes about a movieyou’ve seen recently.(It’s OK if you don’t haveall the information.)Title of Film:Genre:Stars:Director / producer:Adjectives that describe the movie:What the movie is about:
28Summary Now you are able to: Apologize for being late Discuss preferences for movie genresDescribe and recommend movies