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Task Description
The video lesson is built around a prediction game with 5 questions: students have to guess what is going to happen next at five points in the story. If you're doing this with a projector from your own computer, there are two ways you can work with this video lesson: 1. Interactive play mode: elicit answers from the students, and type in one of them. Click "Continue" and watch what really happens next in the scene. After you've seen the solution, the solution in written form will also pop up. 2. Non-interactive mode: it's the same, except that you don't have to type in any answers. In my opinion, prediction games work on any level. I highly recommend it for practising the "be + going to" type future tense. It could be a quick lead-in activity to do grammar practice. This quiz can be used to complement Kieran Donaghy's lesson on FilmEnglish: http://film-english.com/2011/06/03/lesson-plan-on-money-and-greed/.
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Scene summary
The winner of the Filminute film festival in 2009, this is a 1-minute movie with a surprise ending. It features a visibly jaded office worker who is apparently still toiling after everyone's left the office (sorry, can't tell you more, because it would ruin the film).
Video length
1 minute 2 seconds
Video genre
Short films
Language goals
visual
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Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Upper-intermediate (B2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, Elementary schoolers, High schoolers
adults
Adults
elementary-school
Elementary schoolers
high-school
High schoolers
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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
25/06/2017
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Guess the end.
Guess what he is going to do next.
2. Guess the end.
Guess what he is going to do next.
3. Guess the end.
Guess what he's going to do next.
4. Guess the end.
Guess what he is going to do next.
5. Guess the end.
Guess what is going to happen next.
Lesson Plan
Pre-tasks
1. If you pre-teach some of the words that you think students would need to describe what is going to happen next, be cautious about which ones you pre-teach, because some could be spoilers (e.g. "get stuck") and may hint at the ending of the film to the students. Instead of pre-teaching, it's probably best to help the students with the vocab when they are answering the prediction questions.
2. While this short film is relatively unknown, some students may have seen it. I suggest you also ask students to not spoil the ending for the others or help the others take guesses. Instead, they should just remain outsiders during the game.
Follow-up tasks
1. Discussion: Discuss the questions below. Use to opportunity to have students use speculative language, e.g. he might/may/could/must have + past participle.
2. Writing task: Students write a news account about the main character being discovered. Students can practise using speculative language in the newsflash, e.g. he could/may/might/must have + past participle.
3. Writing task/role play: Our protagonist explains to the police what really happened.
Discussion questions
1. Where is the scene taking place?
2. Why is he the only one there?
3. Why do you think he did what he did a few minutes after discovering his new ability?
4. How old is the main character? What is his job?
5. Why does the main character look jaded (exhausted, unhappy) in the beginning of the film?
6. Do you think he made it out alive?
7. What would you do with the power that the protagonist acquired?
8. What benefits could you bring to other people with this kind of power?
Vocabulary list
photocopier n.
a machine that makes paper copies of documents and other visual images
reach into v.
put your hands into something
safe n.
a strong metal box with a special lock, used for storing valuable things
jaded adj.
exhausted and unhappy
puzzled adj.
confused
greedy adj.
wanting more food, money, etc. than you need
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