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Task Description
Listening comprehension with 7 true or false questions around the story of the lady who decided to restore an old painting in her church and it goes awry.
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Scene summary
An elderly woman takes it upon her to restore the damaged Jesus fresco in her beloved local church. The result is a tragicomical picture resembling a monkey.
Video length
2 minutes 10 seconds
Video genre
Documentaries
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults
high-school
High schoolers
adults
Adults
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This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
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This resource is licensed by Kisdobos under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Upload date
9/13/2017
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
The condition of the painting has gotten worse and worse over the centuries.
True
False
2. Choose the correct options.
She believes she has done no harm to the painting, it is just a work in progress.
True
False
3. Choose the correct options.
She claims to have had exhibitions since early childhood and to have sold countless paintings of her own.
True
False
4. Choose the correct options.
Luckily, the painting was not a valuable one.
True
False
5. Choose the correct options.
It depends on the type of paint and paintbrush the lady used whether the restorers can save the painting.
True
False
6. Choose the correct options.
One local man describes the amateur restorer as someone who had no idea of what restoration really meant.
True
False
7. Choose the correct options.
Cecilia is likely to be helping the restorers in their attempt to save the painting.
True
False
Lesson Plan
Pre-tasks
1.
2. WARMER: Ask students what they would do if a fresco or painting in the local church they attend would degrade year by year until it becomes seriously damaged and nobody does nothing about it.
3. Tell students they are going to watch a video about a self-made, amateur painting restorer.
Follow-up tasks
1. READING: Explore the story in more depth: http://metro.co.uk/2016/02/20/looks-like-that-terrible-ecco-homo-jesus-restoration-has-made-the-woman-a-local-hero-5708095/
2. WEB EXPLORATION: Get students to research the aftermath of the story: 1.Can and will the painting be restored? 2. Is the elderly woman going to be prosecuted at court?
Discussion questions
1. How did the folks of the internet react to the botched Ecce Homo restoration?
2. What is your opinion of this failed attempt of Cecilia to restore the painting on her own? Who in their right mind would touch an old and precious painting? Do you think she is crazy?
3. How do you think it is possible that no one has witnessed her during the act of "restoring" the painting?
4. Do you think she will have to go to court now? If yes, what is going to be her sentence?
5. Can you remember a similar case of failed art involving a famous footballer?
6. What does it mean, "Ecce Homo"?
7. How would you describe the new appearance of Jesus?
8. Do you think it was blasphemous of her to touch the painting?
9. Would you expect any beneficial consequences arising from the newfound fame of the Jesus painting and the town? Is it possible that the town should be grateful to Cecilia?
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Kisdobos is from/lives in Hungary and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2009-09-28. Kisdobos last logged in on 2022-11-26, and has shared 459 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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