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Marian Warner is an expert on Fairy Tales. In this video she describes the ten top characteristics of fairy tales. Predict some of the examples based on your previous knowledge and background information.
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Top Ten Things You Should Know about Fairy Tales by Marina Garner is a four-minute talk about Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction by Marina Warner published by Oxford University Press. It summarises the 10 features fairy tales share.
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4 minutes 1 second
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers
High schoolers
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1. Choose the correct options.
A fairy tale is a short story filled with enchantments. Marian Warner is going to list three fairy tales. See if you can guess which ones.
Sleepy beauty
Little Red Ridding Hood
Beauty and the Beast
Three little pigs
2. Guess the end.
Fairy tale is a generic narrative term for a certain kind of enchanted story that takes you to another world. Can you think of any examples?
3. Guess the end.
The story that you are hearing now is a variation from something in the past. Can you think of any examples?
4. Choose the correct options.
Fairy tales are written in a shared language of symbols and images. Think of examples. Now, see if you can guess the ones M. Warner mentions
blood falling on the snow
a red apple that might be poisoned
bones that sing
a flying carpet
enchanted castles
5. Choose the correct options.
The fairy tale can enter very dark places. Can you think of any? See if you can guess the ones M. Warner mentions
Mothers die at the beginning of fairy tales
Stepmothers are cruel
Siblings can fight (fight each other)
Tyrants murder people
Fathers are cruel and kill their children
6. Guess the end.
Why do you think fairy tales deal with these very difficult issues? What do you think M. Warner's explanation may be like?
7. Fill the gap.
Fairy tales are not any mobile betweenand across time but between
8. Choose the correct options.
Disney's ________________ (1937) is one of the most watched films in the world still.
Snow White
Sleepy Beauty
Red Riding Hood
9. Fill the gap.
The end of the story holds out consolation that whateverhave been described, they are going to come to an
10. Choose the correct options.
This is a made-up world where anything can happen but it does not command the deep commitment of belief. Guess what she may refer to
Probably religion
Probably superstitions
11. Choose the correct options.
The heroes and heroines overcome their destinies which are usually terrible. Think of examples. See if you can guess the ones she mentions.
The ragged skivvy in the house is a princess
The boy booted out by his parents kills the giant
The boy booted out by his parents kills the dragon
12. Fill the gap.
So, there's a conventional ending of the fairy tale which is, well, they all livedand content while we sit here picking our teeth
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