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1 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror The figure in the graveyard

2 Learning objective: To choose words carefully for effect (WAF2, WAF7) Learning outcome: To continue an extract from a gothic horror text, keeping a consistent atmosphere Success criteria: AFLevel 4 / All students can …Level 5 / Most students can …Level 6 / Some students can … WAF2Clearly establish the main purpose of the writing Establish and keep up the main purpose Use and often vary the features of the chosen form to suit purpose and reader WAF7Choose some words carefullyChoose words for particular effectMostly choose words carefully so that they are right for the desired effect, purpose and audience or reader Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard

3 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard Activity:Work with a partner. Complete the activities below as quickly as possible. 1.Look at the words below. For each one, challenge each other to think of other words or phrases that have the same or a similar meaning. 2.Look at the five groups of words below. Which is the odd one out in each group? Circle your choice, then explain your reasons to your partner. a. devilish heavenly ghoulish deadly b. bleak deserted soft harsh c. treacherous hideous beauteous dangerous d. derelict crumbling pretty dismal e. freakish scary delightful monstrous 3.In a few words, describe a typical setting for a gothic horror film. 4.List three well-known superstitions. bigdarkruinedscaredevil

4 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard 2.Look at the five groups of words below. Which is the odd one out in each group? Circle your choice, then explain your reasons to your partner. a. devilish heavenly ghoulish deadly b. bleak deserted soft harsh c. treacherous hideous beauteous dangerous d. derelict crumbling pretty dismal e. freakish scary delightful monstrous 1.Look at the words in the left-hand column below. For each one, challenge each other to think of other words or phrases that have the same or a similar meaning. big dark ruined scared huge frightened evil

5 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard 3.In a few words, describe a typical setting for a gothic horror film. 4.List three well-known superstitions. a. b. c.

6 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard As the woman stood up I saw that she was dressed entirely in black, her skirt was to the floor and she had on a jacket, tightly buttoned around her skeletal frame. Her head was still bowed as she turned to me, holding up the single white flower she had in her hand; she lifted her head, slowly, determinedly, and as her white face and dark eyes raised towards me, I felt my blood run cold. Activity:Look at the words and phrases that have been underlined in the following passage from The Woman in the Graveyard (Student’s Book, p. 31). What do you associate with the words and phrases that have been underlined? What effect might these words and phrases have on the reader?

7 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard Activity:Complete the table below by explaining: What we might associate with each word or phrase What effect each word or phrase might have on the reader. WORDSASSOCIATIONSEFFECT ON THE READER ‘entirely in black’ ‘skeletal’ death, darknessThe reader may feel fearful of this figure because it is unusual to dress entirely in black, which reminds us of death and can sometimes feel threatening. ‘single white flower’ ‘white face and dark eyes’ loneliness, delicacy The contrast of ‘white’ and ‘dark’ in this image is startling to imagine and will stick in the reader’s mind. ‘I felt my blood run cold’

8 Aiming for Levels 4 to 6, Lesson 5 Smart English: Gothic Horror – The figure in the graveyard I stepped backwards, struggling to retain my balance on the uneven ground. As I felt for a stone or branch to steady myself, I saw the woman take a slow and uncomfortable step towards me …


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