This worksheet accompanies the movie "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
The movie is about the son of a German officer named Bruno who meets a young Jewish boy named Shmuel, a prisoner in Auschwitz.
There are two parts to this:
Students have 20 minutes to complete this part, which will be followed on with a class discussion and sharing answers. There are 6 questions based around concentration camps, the persecution of Jews and Adolf Hitler. Asking for thoughts and feelings about certain situations.
This has 23 comprehension questions in chronological order, and can be later expanded into a discussion about the Holocaust. It is best to get the students to write notes throughout the movie, but if time is limited can be used while watching instead.
How can movies help students learn English?
Learning from movies is motivating and enjoyable
- Sometimes students need a change in style, and movies are generally an integral
part of a student's life.
Movies provides authentic and varied language
- It's always a good idea to introduce students examples of English in real
situations. This includes accents different to your own.
Movies gives a visual context
- This gives the student the ability to interpret the language in full visual context.
To see such visual supports as facial expressions and gestures simultaneously.
Variety and flexibility
- Movies can also act as a springboard for follow-up tasks such as discussions,
debates on social issues, role plays, reconstructing a dialogue or summarising.
As always, an answer sheet is included
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If you found these comprehension questions useful, please take a look at my other ones by following the links below:
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Bridge to Terabithia
Catch Me If You Can
Food Inc Documentary - Discussion, Comprehension, and Analysing
Lord of the Flies
The Book of Life
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Where The Wild Things Are