Friday, May 25, 2018

Atlantis: The Lost Empire Movie Worksheets

(Movie Worksheets)

(I already posted my review of this movie last week.  Now here are the actual worksheets I used.)

Google Drive Folder HERE

Worksheets:

Part 1 (docs, pub), Part 2 (docs, pub), Part 3 (docs, pub), Part 4 (docs, pub), Part 5 (docs, pub), Part 6 (docs, pub), Part 7 (docs, pub), Part 8 (docs, pub), Part 9 (docs, pub), Part 10 (docs, pub), Part 11 (docs, pub), Part 12 (docs, pub), Part 13 (docs, pub), Part 14 (docs, pub), Part 15 (docs, pub), Part 16 (docs, pub), Part 17 (docs, pub)

Explanation:
More movie worksheets.  (For an explanation of why I think it's useful to use movies in the classroom, see here,  here, and here.)
As I wrote at the end of the Princess Mononoke post, my new job has required me to cut these worksheets down to the bare minimum.  So they are just the script and the missing words.

In my class, I use the following stages.
1) I hand out the worksheet.  I check the meaning of the words in the box by saying the definitions (in the mixed up order) and the students yell out the word.  Before watching the movie (while I'm setting up the computer) the students are encouraged to read the worksheet, and try to predict the answers.
2) We watch the movie one time with the lights off
3) I turn on the lights.  The students try to write in the missing words in the script
4) We watch the movie a second time with the lights on.  The students check their answers.  I pause the movie after each answer to check that everyone got the right answer.
5). I answer any questions the students have about the vocabulary.  Students raise their hand and can ask me about any word that they want.

Other notes:

Because the whiteboard in my classroom was located on one of the sidewalls, I found that whenever I put vocabulary up on the whiteboard, I would have to turn my back to the students, and consequently I began to lose their attention.
In an effort to keep myself located at the front of the room, I started doing vocabulary on the computer instead.
I wrote the vocabulary on Google Slides during the class as I attempted to answer the questions.  This kept the students focused on the screen at the front of the room.
It also had the bonus that I could use the same slideshow next lesson to review the vocabulary.
The vocabulary on these slides are the ones the students wanted to ask about.  They do not reflect my attempts to select the most salient or teachable vocabulary.  So I don't recommend anyone else use these.  You would be better of to create your own based off of which words your students have questions about.
Also, these were done in real-time in the classroom, so I didn't have time to think carefully about the definitions.  I just wrote down the first thing I could think of.
But for whatever it's worth, below are the ones I made.  It starts from part 7, because before part 7 I did all the vocabulary on the whiteboard.
Part 7 (slides, pub), Part 8 (slides, pub), Part 9 (slides, pub), Part 10 (slides, pub), Part 11 (slides, pub), Part 12 (slides, pub), Part 13 (slides, pub), Part 14 (slides, pub), Part 15 (slides, pub), Part 16 (slides, pub), Part 17 (slides, pub)

I used this site here as my basis for the movie script, although I adjusted it whenever I thought it was in error. 

I tried to stick to 3 pages of script per lesson.
Because I was breaking the script up by page length, and not by natural breaks in the movie, often the movie worksheets stops and starts at odd moments.
But in practice, when I was actually showing the movie, I would play enough to give contexts.  i.e. I would start the movie at the beginning of the scene each time, even if the movie worksheet only started halfway through that scene. Also on the other end, sometimes I would let the movie play a little longer if the worksheet ended in an awkward break.
More; "Hey, I know that Guy!"

...actually it's the same guy as last time.  Just a few days after I posted Monday's link, I find out he's got a blog:
10 Things Hanoi

For my own take on Hanoi, see HERE.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Modal Verb Discussion Questions

(TESOL Worksheets--Modal Verbs)
Google: docs, pub
[Discussion questions based on modal verbs.  Students complete tables in groups.]

Talk about your school days:
What must you do?
What mustn’t you do?
What can you do?
What can’t you do?
What don’t you have to do?











Talk about your work:
What must you do?
What mustn’t you do?
What can you do?
What can’t you do?
What don’t you have to do?










Talk about your home life:
What must you do?
What mustn’t you do?
What can you do?
What can’t you do?
What don’t you have to do?










Talk about driving in your country:
What must you do?
What mustn’t you do?
What can you do?
What can’t you do?
What don’t you have to do?












Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Gerund Discussion Questions

(TESOL Worksheets-- Gerunds)
Google: docs, pub
[Freer production for a lesson on gerunds.  These questions are cut up, and posted around the room.  Students walk in pairs and discuss the questions.  The questions were taken from this website here--I've adjusted them somewhat.]

What do you always avoid doing until the last minute?

What are some things you enjoy doing every day? How about every week?

Is there anything you have stopped doing recently?

Think about your childhood. What activities do you miss doing?

What activities do you often discuss with your friends when you hang out with them?

What is something you are thinking of doing next year?

What is something you love doing, but don’t have enough time for?

Is there anything you have started doing recently?

What do you like doing on the weekend?

What is something you can’t stand doing? (can’t stand=hate)

Remembering to do things is sometimes hard. What is something you have a hard time remembering? (hard time= difficult)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Human Bingo For Gerunds

(TESOL Worksheet--Gerunds)
Google: drive, docs, pub
[A standard Human Bingo game.  Similar to Find Someone Who.  Students need to walk around the class and find someone who can answer yes to the questions.  If they can get a yes, they can cross out a box.  They need 5 in a row to win.]



Find someone who…
is crazy about exercising
doesn’t like cooking
is addicted to checking their phone
is fond of driving fast
is worried about eating healthy
enjoys watching sports on TV
is afraid of failing their test
is good at playing soccer
likes reading books in their free time
hates doing their homework
is good at singing
is tired from working
FREE
likes swimming
enjoys listening to K-Pop
thinks that watching sports on TV is boring
is interested in volunteering
is afraid of getting in a car accident
loves wearing fancy clothes
enjoys watching movies
is obsessed with playing video games
hates writing long emails
loves spending time with their family
dreams about becoming famous
likes waking up early

Monday, May 21, 2018

Reported Speech Crossword: am, is, are to was, were

(TESOL Worksheets--Reported Speech)
Google: worksheet, answer sheet
[So, I already created one crossword for reported speech HERE. But, I recreated another one to align more closely with the textbook I was using.
I used this Crossword Puzzle to supplement English Word 6 p.33, in which the grammar point was only transforming reported speech from the present to the past, and only using the be-verbs.
In my class, I enlarged the crossword paper onto A3 to make it easier to write on.
I also cut the questions off, and posted them outside the room, to turn this into a running dictation.
The names in the sentences are all based off of the names of my students.  (It was fun for them to see their own names).  So it's all Vietnamese names, or their English nicknames. 
Other teachers wanting to use this activity can either re-write the names.  Or just use the same names.  (I wrote in whether it was a boy's name or a girl's name in each case.)



Today, in "Hey, I know that guy!"
Expat teachers in Vietnam – Part 1: The story of Robert Ackley
Bert Ackley is a friend and co-worker. 
This article is about 4 years old, but I'm just stumbling upon it now, so I figured I'd post it.