This is a very simple activity to do some speaking about films I intend to try with my Elementary students. Nothing too complicated but I guess they’ll love to see how film titles are translated into English . Who, in the name of God,translated the film DIE HARD starring Bruce Willis into LA JUNGLA DE CRISTAL or SOME LIKE IT HOT starring Marylin Monroe into CON FALDAS A LO LOCO. Was it Google Translator???
Anyways,there is a whole lesson plan about films ( complete with vocabulary, listening, reading and writing) that I created some time ago, if you feel like doing some more practice ( Click on the picture if you are such a hardworking student) ,otherwise and for the time being we will just focus on speaking.
The game is easy: the class is divided into two groups. In turns , one member from each group sits on the Hot Chair facing away from the whiteboard. The members of their group have -like one minute- to describe , without mentioning the title ( that goes without saying , but just in case, I’m saying it), the film being displayed .
They will need to talk about.
Kind of film/ Nationality of the film/ director/ plot/
♥The film ‘_______’ is a(n) _______ film which takes place in _______.
♥The film is set in __(ancient Greece)__.
♥The story is based on __(a popular novel)__.
♥The film is directed by _______.
♥The main character(s) in the film is/are _______.
♥_______ is a character who _______.
♥__(Johnny Depp)__ stars as __(Captain Sparks)__.
♥In the film , __(Jack Black)__ plays __(a rock guitarist)The story is about _______
♥The best scene of the film is_____