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Task Description
Listening is the first skill that the second language learners learn to develop.
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Scene summary
The Animals want to save the park.Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu.A group of animals are horrified when their beloved park is targeted for demolition by the city's unscrupulous mayor. In an attempt to reclaim their home, Surly the squirrel (voiced by Will Arnett) puts together a scheme to destroy the gaudy amusement park that's been built on the property. The end of 2014’s The Nut Job saw Surly and his friends (including a surprising number of beavers and a pug) in sole custody of a closed down nut shop, where we rejoin them as they spend days of leisure squandering a lifetime supply of food. Only responsible Andie (Katherine Heigl) continues to value the old way of life, and to squirrel away stores for the winter, a practice which sees her roundly and repeatedly mocked by Surly and friends. The animals’ over-indulgence sets up a potentially interesting plot: will the gang have to rediscover moderation and fitness after all this over-eating and wastage? But the film never discusses anything as sensible as sustainability. Having accidentally destroyed their food stash, the characters spend perhaps half a minute on recriminations before shifting focus entirely and returning to their city park.
Video length
2 minutes 25 seconds
Video genre
Film trailers
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
General topic
Grammar topic
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Elementary schoolers
elementary-school
Elementary schoolers
Dialect
Lesson Function
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Sensitivity
This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
Copyright license
This resource is licensed by remedialenglish under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Upload date
11/4/2017
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
The mouse and the squirrel thinks that they are on a ......
work
mission
job
run
2. Choose the correct options.
The doll is ........
fine
lovable
cute
scary
3. Choose the correct options.
The mouse was cursed with the big ............eyes and the ......... little body.
adorable, pretty
fussy,adorable
adorable,fuzzy
ugly, beautiful
4. Choose the correct options.
Who wants to destroy the park?
animals
Mayor
Mr.Fang
The Squirrel
5. Fill the gap.
The Mayor wants to set up an
6. Unmix the sentence.
We
are
in
this
together
7. Choose the correct options.
The girl asked him to ...............
jump
run
roll over
walk
8. Unmix the sentence.
She
asked
the
dog
to
roll
over.
9. Unmix the sentence.
He
is
not
classically
trained.
10. Guess the end.
What did Mr.Fang say?
11. Choose the correct options.
What did the mouse eat while flying?
nuts
pop corn
ice cream
nothing
12. Match the two halves.
scared
frightened
creepy
horrible
alley
a narrow passage way
stealth
secret
buddy
a close friend
Discussion questions
1. What are the animals trying to do?
2. What was the Mayor's intention?
3. Whom will you favour? Why?
Vocabulary list
buddy
a close friend
stealth
secret
alley
a narrow passageway
creepy
fear or uneasy
scared
frightened
destroy
ruin
look out for
to look carefully at people
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