One of several Ready-To-Print video activity sheets. This sheet goes with the Will Farrell movie, Elf, and focuses on the Preterite and Imperfect. On one sheet students write down 10 actions they see in the in the movie, using the preterite and then go back and fill in the background details using the imperfect.
On the second sheet the focus is the opposite. The teacher freezes the movie and students use the imperfect to describe the scene. Then the movie starts again and they write two actions that occur during that scene.
Whether you watch a short clip from a movie or show the whole thing, you can use these activity sheets to keep students engaged and interacting with the target language. Even high-schoolers love the movies they watched as children, and they often know the story well, which helps their comprehension as they watch in a new language.
Rather than watching a movie 25 times so you can come up with movie-specific questions and activities (I did that years ago with Hercules, and by the end I had it memorized!), why not focus on your current grammar and vocabulary instead? The video is a high-interest path to students' ability to show their understanding of the concepts they have been working on.
These sheets require minimal teacher preparation time and can be used in class or at home. They are offered in Word format so that they can be customized for your classes' needs.
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