Sci-Fi Film trailers Lab Session

Which film would you like to watch? Why?

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Lesson docs to print here Sci Fi Multimedia Lab Session 

OPINION MARKERS

  • In my opinion…
  • Personally, I think…
  • I believe that…
  • What I mean is…

We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else’s point of view:

  • Of course.
  • You’re absolutely right.
  • Yes, I agree.
  • I think so too.
  • That’s a good point.
  • That’s true.
  • I agree with you entirely.

We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:

  • That’s different.
  • I don’t agree with you.
  • However…
  • That’s not entirely true.
  • On the contrary…
  • I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
  • Yes, but don’t you think…

Useful Adjectives for Describing Movies

  • Here is a list of vocabulary that reviewers often use when describing movies.
  • I have divided them into three categories: positive, negative, and neutral.
  • Note that depending on the combination of words used, they may change from neutral to positive or negative.

Positive

first-rate insightful clever
charming comical charismatic
enjoyable uproarious original
tender hilarious absorbing
sensitive riveting intriguing
powerful fascinating pleasant
surprising dazzling thought provoking
imaginative legendary unpretentious

Negative

second-rate violent moronic
third-rate flawed juvenile
boring distasteful ordinary
disgusting senseless static
brutal confused disappointing
bloody silly tired
predictable stupid uninteresting
weak incredibly tiresome trite
uneven cliché ridden outdated
dreadful bland

Neutral

suspenseful low-budget dramatic
highly-charged sentimental fantasy
slow romantic satirical
fast-moving oddball picaresque
big-budget wacky
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Minority Report – Arrest Scene

  • Watch and find as many questions as you can!
  • Watch again and try and find the answers to your questions!
  • Would you like to live in this world? Why? Why not? Explain your opinion.

Lesson docs to print! 

Online Learning Apps below!

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Extract from Lesson Notes

Howard wants to kill his wife because she is cheating on him. John wants to arrest Howard before he kills her.

Spielberg wants to show a dark and scary vision of the future, to make us aware of the power of technology in the hands of the police, to ask how far we should go to llve in a safe society,

to warn us about the dangers of progress, to raise ethical issues: should the police arrest people for intending to commit a crime ? Can people get arrested for their ideas?

VOCABULARY:  

  • Husband / wife / lover: mari / femme / amant
  • To cheat on someone ( so.) : tromper qq’un
  • To commit a crime / murder: comettre un crime / un murder
  • Attempted murder: tentative d’homicide
  • To intend to + BV: avoir l’intention de
  • To happen / to take place: se passer
  • Will + BV / won’t + bv : expression du futur / prédictions / en train de prendre un décision
  • Is / are / isn’t / aren’t going to + BV: expression du futur / après l’avoir décidé
  • To foresee / to predict: prévoir / prédire
  • To prevent sthg from + ing: empêcher qqchose de se passer
  • To raise ethical issues: soulever des questions éthiques.

Idea of Progress – Wall-e

A2 > C1 Pairworks Class Activities to print here!

  • What is designed to accommodate everyone’s needs?

Food?  Drink liquid food out of large plastic cup > a lot of trash  > + pollution Communication? Glued to their screens even if their friend is next to them. > no face to face communication anymore

Transportation? Unable to move on their own / never stand up / move thanks to flying wheelchairs > lazy / get fatter and fatter > unhealthy > shorter lifespan

Lesson notes and online quiz below!

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LA // TL Science Fiction & Progress

13/09 LELE – THE IMAGINARY > Science Fiction 6pm – 7pm

  • Bac info
  • Science Fiction Mind Mapping activity
  • Link to be made between Imagination essential to BOTH Science & Fiction
  • Possible angle / issue question in LELE : How do writers’ imagination foreshadow our reality?

LVA 7pm – 8pm

Notions definition

Method files organization

https://beeoclock.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/bac-notions-apps/

LVO  WallE workshops 8pm – 10pm

 Activities http://bit.ly/2sPjJGR

Video http://bit.ly/UMukzO

 

VOCABULARY

  • Flying wheelchair
  • To urge so. To + BV/ To brainwash so. into + ing : pousser / manipuler qq”un pr qu’il fasse qqchose

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Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee

From Teachers’ Resource Web –

A Scene-by-Scene Breakdown of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) with Study Questions

PS: Take notes if possible while you watch the film. I strongly suggest that you see the movie twice.

Discussion Questions for Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989)

**Please read these questions before you watch the film

1) What’s the importance of the film’s references to “heat”? In responding, consider the phrases in Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Malcolm X’s references to the racial climate or mood in 1960’s America.

2) What do you know about Radio Raheem’s favorite rap group, Public Enemy? In what way are the group’s lyrics in “Fight the Power” appropriate to the movie? What is “the Power” in the context of the film, and how does one fight it?

3) Follow the treatment of Radio Raheem throughout the film. Why is it oddly predictable that he is the character who ends up dead by the end of the film?

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