Oct 27, 2012

Couples Retreat: Have Got (Noun) x Have Got To (Verb)

his movie has very good moments, but it could have been better. I used this scene to contrast the use of GET (followed by nouns or verbs).

The verb TO GET had different uses and meanings. In this exercise we will see the difference of the verb To Get, meaning To Have.

Ex: I('ve) got a bad feeling = I have a bad feeling.

I ('ve) got to study for the test = I have to study for the test.


I. Talk to a partner:

1- Would you like to go to a resort for couple skill building if your relationship were cold and distant? Why (not)?

2. What must a place like this have in order to make your vacation and relationship also pleasurable?

3. What wouldn't you like the resort to have?

4. Do you believe that you can save a bored relationship if the couple go to a couple skill building resort? Explain it.



II. Look at the list below and place the information under the correct column (GOT + Nouns or GOT + Verbs).

FUN - SUN - YOUR KAYAKING - YOUR WINDSURFING - YOUR CANOEING - YOUR JET SKIING - COUPLE SKILL BUILDING - SNORKELING - A JOB - STAY THIN - A GAMBLING PROBLEM - MAKE VIDEOS - OTHER OBLIGATIONS


GOT + NOUNS : Ex: FUN,
GOT + VERBS:




III. Watch the segment and decide if Eden - a playground for adults and married couples looking for couple skill building therapy - is a good place for vacations.
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IV. Check your chart. Are the prompts placed under the correct column?


V. Now write sentences with the grammar point.
Ex: (Eden) It's got fun.


VI. Make list of 3 things the best hotel you have stayed in has got and what 3 things a tourist has got to do there.

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II.



GOT + NOUNS = FUN - SUN - YOUR KAYAKING - YOUR WINDSURFING - YOUR CANOEING - YOUR JET SKIING - COUPLE SKILL BUILDING - SNORKELING - A JOB - A GAMBLING PROBLEM - OTHER OBLIGATIONS


GOT + VERBS = STAY THIN - MAKE VIDEOS


IV. It's got fun, It's got sun, They've got your kayaking, They've got your windsurfing, They've got your canoeing, They've got your jet skiing, It's got couples skill building and snorkeling, I got a job, He's got to stay thin, He's got a gambling problem, I got to make videos, I've got other obligations.

Oct 20, 2012

Hairspray: Used to

This musical is not shallow at all. There are many messages on racism, social discrimination, looks dictatorship, and segregation. Moreover, it is great, the music is fun, and it is a huge source for activities. John Travolta's role as the fat mother is unforgettable. I used this one to practice USED TO.


I. Watch the movie segment and make a list of 6 things that USED TO BE DIFFERENT in the 60s in the city of Baltimore, USA, according to the segment. Don't repeat the verbs you have already used. Observe these items:


CLOTHES - MUSIC - HAIRSTYLES - TV PROGRAMS - MAKEUP -
DAILY ACTIVITIES - CARS - CITY STREETS - STORES


Ex: Teens used to use hair spray before going to school.


1. ..........................................................

2. .........................................................

3. .........................................................

4. .........................................................

5. .........................................................

6. .........................................................


II. Work in pairs:


1. How different did teens' lives use to be when compared to nowadays? Mention at least 5 things.

2. What are some things that teens used to do before going to school in the 60s that you also do nowadays?

3. Compare your typical morning to Tracy's.

4. Have you ever woken up as happy as Tracy did that morning? What do you do when that happens?



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Oct 13, 2012

X-Men First Class: Modal Verb for Ability - CAN

I love all the X-Men sequels and prequels. This one is one of my favorites. You can't miss it.

I. Watch the movie segment and match the mutant's number with what they can do. Mutants are people who have special gifts with which they can perform actions regular people usually can't. What can these mutants do?




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1. Hank

2. Mystique

3. Darwin

4. Banshee

5. Angel

6. Alex



( ) Break objects with his/her voice

( ) Create and throw shiny circles at objects and destroy them

( ) Hold objects with his feet

( ) Fly

( ) Adapt his physical characteristics in order to survive in different environments

( ) Spit fire balls

( ) Change his/her physical characteristics to look like someone else




II. Which of the mutants above would you like to be? Which one has the most interesting power?


III. Work in small groups. Imagine that your group will create a mutant with special gifts. Write 5 things your mutant CAN do. Your teacher (or the class) will decide which mutant is the most interesting one.


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Answer key:

I.

4, 6, 1, 5, 3, 5, 2

Oct 6, 2012

Cars: Modal Verbs for Prohibition - CAN'T - TO BE NOT ALLOWED TO



Take a look at the rules for the race that will take place in the movie segment. Try to match the rule and its meaning.


1. No pushing

2. No shoving

3. No bumping

4. No cheating

5. No spitting

6. No biting

7. No maiming

8. No road rage

9. No lolly gagging

10. No road hogging

11. No back stabbing

12. No oil slicking



( ) no idly wasting time

( ) no useless slow driving

( ) no saying bad things behind their backs

( ) no letting oil on the road

( ) no using of physical force to remove the opponent

( ) no pushing rudely

( ) no hitting

( ) no behaving dishonestly

( ) no insulting

( ) no using of teeth to hurt the opponent

( ) no mutilating

( ) no aggressive behavior on the road






Watch the movie segment now and then rewrite the rules, using CAN'T and NOT ALLOWED TO.


Ex: 1. You can't push / You're not allowed to push
2.............................................
3............................................
4............................................


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Answer key:

Ex I

9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8