UpPosted: March 2, 2011 Filed under: Film clip, lesson plan | Tags: observation, ordering, speaking, vocabulary 6 Comments
Here’s what the experts had to say: “This movie is remarkable for a brilliant montage sequence at the very beginning…it is a masterclass in narrative exposition…” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian “If it had lived up to its golden first five minutes, Up would have been the film of the decade.” Ian Freer, Empire Magazine Our first lesson is based on the critically-acclaimed silent scene near the beginning of “Up” where we see the story of a married life in less than 5 minutes. It’s brilliantly done, but be warned – it’s also a bit sad! There are three different exercises all based around vocabulary acquisition and students are asked to guess, remember and finally chat about themselves using what they’ve seen. We’ve included a detailed description of how we’ve been working on this last part with students so that they get the most out of the ensuing conversations. We hope you and your students enjoy it.
Here are the Teacher’s notes and the Student Worksheet.
I’d like to try this as part of a class. Unfortunately the video has been blocked. Do you know where I could find this clip?
Thanks for pointing that out – I didn’t realise it had been blocked. I don’t know where to find it (except on the DVD!)
I think for our future clips we’re going to have to go down the short film / creative commons route rather than Disney Blockbuster so that this doesn’t happen again.
Try ‘Up – Carl and Ellie Love Story’. Still seems to be online
I downloaded it some time ago. If you still need it, here is the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7qrDM0tQ9kXZjNKVno4V0JkdmM
Thank you All.at.C for sharing these cool lesson plans. I love them and so do my students.
Thanks for that, Alice. I’ve inserted the link from YouTube and downloaded your copy in case the link breaks again.