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Despicable Me: The Pyramid Scene (Warmer)

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A 2-minute scene from Despicable Me, where it is discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza had been stolen. This video warmer is a memory game: students have to pay attention to small details and answer four questions. You can check the right answer by replaying the scene (click the Replay button before clicking Check). This scene could also be an excellent introduction to the Past Perfect tense, since it features this sentence: "Outrage in Giza tonight as it was discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza HAD BEEN STOLEN." I can see this video warmer exercise as a fun lead-in to a class on famous historical/national landmarks, tourism, Egypt or crime and punishment. Since the American family embody a well-known stereotype of tourists, you can also use this video lesson to elicit a discussion about how tourists should behave, catastrophy tourism, etc. First, you could have students collect all the stereotypical behaviors demonstrated by the family (e.g taking clichéd photos), then have them come up with other contemptible behaviors of tourists. Next, you can discuss the responsible and decent conduct that tourists may be expected to manifest. The vocabulary heard in the newsflash toward the end of scene: outrage - fury, a very strong reaction of anger or shock, e.g. "his voice trembled with outrage" inflatable - capable of being filled with air, e.g. "an inflatable mattress" replica - an exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale, e.g. "a replica of the Empire State Building" landmark -an object or building that a city or country is famous for despicable - deserving hatred and contempt, synonyms: contemptible, abominable, heinous, e.g. "a despicable crime"
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A 2-minute scene from Despicable Me, where it is discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza had been stolen. This video warmer is a memory game: students have to pay attention to small details and answer four questions. You can check the right answer by replaying the scene (click the Replay button before clicking Check). This scene could also be an excellent introduction to the Past Perfect tense, since it features this sentence: "Outrage in Giza tonight as it was discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza HAD BEEN STOLEN." I can see this video warmer exercise as a fun lead-in to a class on famous historical/national landmarks, tourism, Egypt or crime and punishment. Since the American family embody a well-known stereotype of tourists, you can also use this video lesson to elicit a discussion about how tourists should behave, catastrophy tourism, etc. First, you could have students collect all the stereotypical behaviors demonstrated by the family (e.g taking clichéd photos), then have them come up with other contemptible behaviors oof tourists. Next, you can discuss the responsible and decent conduct that tourists are supposed to manifest. The vocabulary heard in the newsflash toward the end of scene: outrage - fury, a very strong reaction of anger or shock, e.g. "his voice trembled with outrage" inflatable - capable of being filled with air, e.g. "an inflatable mattress" replica - an exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale, e.g. "a replica of the Empire State Building" landmark -an object or building that a city or country is famous for despicable - deserving hatred and contempt, synonyms: contemptible, abominable, heinous, e.g. "a despicable crime"
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2 minutes 4 seconds
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Cartoons for kids & kids' videos
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Students love Despicable Me, the mischiefs of Gru and the Minions so have fun watching this short scene in ESL class.
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2), Elementary (A1), Intermediate (B1)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Elementary schoolers, Adults
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elementary-school
Elementary 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 iSLCollective Copyright License.
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22/01/2017
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
The ... shepherd nearly got run over by the bus.
goat
sheep
cow
pig
2. Choose the correct options.
The boy, ... , trespassed into the closed area of the pyramid.
who was wearing a straw hat
who was holding a toy airplane
who was wearing a T-shirt with an alien on it
whose mother had a dog on a leash
3. Choose the correct options.
There were ... tourists photographing the boy's flight.
three
four
five
six
4. Choose the correct options.
The historical landmark protected in the USA was a beer can, whose brand was ...
The Big Beer
Budweiser
the Beer of the USA
Proudly American
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