This photocopiable book is a collection of four comedy film guides intended for use in an adult ESL classroom environment. The films included in this guide are Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Small Time Crooks, and The Burbs.
The materials and films are appropriate for intermediate and high-intermediate English language learners. All four film guides include brief cultural notes, discussion questions for previewing purposes, extensive listening comprehension questions, and subjective discussion questions. The book includes a skeleton lesson plan for using the film guides as well.
The materials in this book will take approximately 12 hours to complete.
This book will help ESL learners:
-Strengthen connections between sounds and words
-Increase discrete listening ability and improve overall listening ability
-Express opinions on subjective content
-Improve reading comprehension
-Learn about and discuss various aspects of U.S. and world culture
-Exercise critical thinking skills
-Refine inference skills
-Identify and discuss themes
-Recognize and consider different opinions
-Develop ability to think subjectively in a second language