This Word document is a summary of the plot of Bend it Like Beckham in "fill in the blanks" format.
I have divided the film into six parts. Each of the six parts is approximately 20 minutes long. After viewing each section, students complete the cloze. In this way, I'm ensuring that they understand the plot, and are getting a good sense of setting, character and theme.
A word bank to assist students is included at the end of each section.
This method works well with students of all abilities, but especially those who might find some elements of the movie difficult to understand. It provides scaffolding for students who are unable (or find it difficult) to write their own summaries of plot events.
This is also a good way to revise the film. Getting students to complete the cloze test is quicker than re-showing the movie.
Students enjoy this activity and many see it as fun. At the same time, it is an active learning task that makes them to work.
The 6 page solution is also included (12 pages in total).
Download the preview file to see the cloze test for Part 1. Even if you don't purchase this product, it will give you a useful activity with which to begin your study of Bend it Like Beckham.