Friday, 10 April 2009

Speaking Cycle 2: Scary Films

1. Activating

How many different kinds of films can you think of?

How do people normally feel when they watch each kind of film?

    2. Sharing

    Think of some examples of scary films which you have seen.

      Work in groups of two or three. Tell the rest of your group about any scary films you have seen. As you listen to your partner(s), decide if you've had any similar experiences watching a film.

        3. Preparing

        Choose one experience of one member of your group. One of you is going to tell the rest of the class about this experience (it doesn't matter if the person who speaks is the person who had the experience or if they speak about the experience of someone else in their group).

          Spend 10 minutes, as a pair/group, preparing what the speaker is going to say. Think about

          a) information, such as what the film was, when and where the person saw it, and with whom; why it was scary; what effect the film had on the person; whether the person would be just as scared if they saw it again; and

          b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.

            4. Performing

            The speaker from each group talks to the rest of the class.

            As you are listening to other speakers, try to answer the following questions:

            a) What is the name of the film?

            b) When and where did the person see it, and who were they with?

            c) Why did the person find the film scary?

            d) How did the person feel after seeing the film?

            e) How would you feel in the same situation?

            5. Reporting

            When you have heard the speaker from each group, check your answers to the questions with the other members of your group.

              As a group, decide which film was the scariest and which of the people you have heard about is, in your opinion, most easily scared by films.

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