This 18 page Word document is a summary of the plot of Casablanca in 'fill in the gaps' format.
I have divided the movie into nine parts. There is a detailed summary of each section. I have also included a number of lines of dialogue to ensure students' understanding of key scenes. Students must complete the cloze test to create their own summary.
My usual methodology is to show the movie first without pausing for comment or analysis. I then re-show the movie (often with subtitles on), in the nine parts mentioned above. Each part is between 10 and 15 minutes long. Students then complete the cloze of each section. In this way, I'm ensuring that they understand the plot and are getting a good sense of setting, character and theme.
This method works well with students of all abilities, but especially those who might find some elements of this movie difficult to understand.
There is a word bank at the end of each section to help students. This is a Word document, so you could redact the word bank to make the activity more challenging.
The 15 page solution is also included (33 pages in total).
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