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Learning and Teaching Activity – Films and Film Reviews

 

Module: Happy Days

Suggested Level: Key Stage 2

 

Learning Targets for Key Stage 2

To develop an ever-improving capability to use English

        To establish and maintain relationships and routines in school and other familiar situations (ISa)

        To converse about feelings, interests, preferences, ideas, experiences and plans (ISb)

        To obtain and provide objects, services and information in classroom situations and through activities such as interactive games and simple open-ended role-play (ISe)

        To identify ideas in simple spoken and written texts, form opinions and express them (KSc)

        To respond to characters and events in imaginative and other narrative texts through oral, written and performative means such as making predictions (ESb)

 

Learning Objectives

Task

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Text Types

- Survey reports

 

- Blurbs

 

- Blurbs

- Film reviews

- Film reviews

- Crossword puzzle

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Items

 

Productive

-ing adjective to describe films

amazing, funny, exciting, interesting, boring, surprising, fantastic, hilarious, disappointing, moving, touching,

 

-ed adjectives to describe feelings

amazed, excited, interested, bored, surprised, worried, disappointed, moved, touched

 

Phrasal verbs to talk about plots in films

turn into, find out, get away, get into, give up, look for, make up, set off

 

Receptive

Film genres

animation, cartoon, comedy, drama, science-fiction, family, animal, adventure

 

Features of a film

E.g. actors, actresses, writer, special effects, setting, plot, characters and scene

Language Items and Communicative Functions

Use the present perfect and simple past tense to complete simple survey forms

E.g. Have you seen Toy Story 2?

Yes, I have.

Did you like it?

Yes, I did.

 

Use modal verb ‘would’ to get information and preference for a survey

E.g. Would you like to see it?

No, I wouldn’t.

 

Use adjectives ended with -ed to describe one's feelings and adjectives ended with -ing to describe films

E.g. I was amazed because the special effects were even better.
The plot was so exciting and amusing.

 

Language Skills

Reading

- Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences and making use of context and knowledge of the world

Writing

- Gather and share information and ideas by using strategies such as brainstorming, questioning and interviewing

- Plan and organize information, and express own ideas and feelings by deciding on the sequencing of content

 

Speaking

- Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently

- Participate effectively in an oral interaction

 

Relevant Basic Competency Descriptors

L3-R-5-P6BC

 

 

L3-R-6-P6BC

 

L3-W-5-P6BC

 

 

L3-S-3-P6BC

 

 

 

L3-S-4-P6BC

Using a range of reading strategies to understand the meaning of simple texts with the help of cues

 

Applying simple reference skills with the help of cues

 

Constructing short and simple texts on familiar topics with little guidance to communicate one’s own ideas and experiences intelligibly

 

Providing and/or exchanging (asking and answering) simple information and ideas (including personal experiences, imaginative ideas and evaluative remarks), and attempting to provide some elaboration with the help of cues

 

Using a small range of vocabulary, sentence patterns and cohesive devices to convey simple information and ideas fairly appropriately with the help of cues despite some grammatical mistakes

 


Activity

Description

Suggested Duration

(minutes)

Available for Self Learning

Task 1

 

Teachers' Notes

Activity Plan

 

PowerPoint Presentation

   

Conducting a Survey

Learners conduct an in-class survey "Have you seen it?" verbally and complete the survey form by using the present perfect, the simple past, and modal verb “would”.

 

Worksheets:

LT 1.1 – Sample Survey Form

LT 1.2 – Film Survey Form

 

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Task 2

 

Activity Plan

 

Identifying the Organization of a Survey Report

Learners identify the organization of a survey report by sequencing and matching activities.

 

Worksheets:

LT 2.1 – Organization of Survey Report P

LT 2.2 – A Sample Survey Report and Survey Record

 

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Task 3

 

Activity Plan

 

Producing a Simple Survey Report

By relating a survey record (a tally table) to its written report, learners understand how to retrieve information from the record to complete a survey report.

 

Worksheets:

LT 2.2 – A Sample Survey Report and Survey Record
LT 3.1 – An Incomplete Survey Report and Tally Record
LT 3.2 – Survey Report Writing Sheet

 

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Task 4

 

Activity Plan

   
PowerPoint Presentation

Retrieving Information from Film Blurbs

Using authentic film blurbs as examples, learners practise how to retrieve information from them to complete an information chart.

 

They also learn to identify some film features such as types, key characters, setting and plot of films.

 

Worksheets:

LT 4.1 – Sample Film Information Charts

LT 4.2 – Film Information Chart

 

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Task 5

 

Activity Plan

 

Choosing the Most Interested Film

A whole-class survey on the most interested film is conducted to understand the preferences of the class.

 

They also have the chance to strengthen their understanding of the language used in film blurbs and reviews.

 

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Task 6

 

Activity Plan

 

 

Identifying Features of a Film Review

Learners learn the features of a film review by completing an information chart of a film.

 

Worksheet:

LT 6 – Film Review Information Chart

 

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Task 7

 

Activity Plan

 

Predicting information

Learners watch the chosen film. They use prediction skills before and while watching to help understand the film content.

 

Worksheets:

LT 7.1 – Pre-viewing Prediction Activity

LT 7.2 – Memory Recall Test

LT 7.3 – While-viewing Prediction Activity I – Matching

LT 7.4 – While-viewing Prediction Activity II – Matching

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Task 8

 

Activity Plan

   

Writing a Film Review

After watching the film, learners write a film review to summarize the story and to express opinions on the film with the language features learnt in the previous tasks.

Worksheet:

LT 8 – Film Review Writing Sheet

 

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Task 9

 

Activity Plan

 

Completing a Crossword Puzzle

Learners complete a crossword puzzle to revisit the vocabulary items they have learnt in the previous tasks.

 

Worksheet:

LT 9 – Crossword Puzzle

 

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 Acknowledgement

 

For permission to reproduce and share the materials, we would like to thank the following:

 

St Anthony’s School

Ms Rosa Lai-wah Ho

Ms Whitney Chan

Ms Ka-po Ho

 

We are grateful to Dr Anthony K.K. Tong, Principal Investigator of the EDB-commissioned research project the Study of Using Assessment Data to Enhance Learning and Teaching, and also Ms Doreen Ho, Research Officer of the project, for their contribution to the production of the original package.

 

Every effort has been made to contact copyright holders before publication. However, in some cases this has been impossible. If contacted, we will ensure that full credit is given at the earliest opportunity.