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FILM

 

 

 

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NICHT ZU FASSEN

 

 

26 deutsche
und 10 englische Rezensionen
von nicht existierenden Büchern
mit dem jeweiligen
fiktiven Titelbild in Farbe
 
- 123 Seiten -

erschienen am 1.12.2009

ISBN: 978-3-00-029514-0

Preis: 10 € - versandkostenfrei

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erhalten Sie kostenlos
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oder 15 einzelne WORKSHEETS

 

Einleitung / Introduction

 

Textauszug / extract (author's reading)

 

Weitere Textauszüge bei youtube

 

Faszinierende Idee - ich bestelle das Buch

 

 

  
 GENERAL
  1. Useful words
  2. Writing a personal film review
  3. FUN: CRAZY QUIZ: guessing the names of famous actors -
    e.g. "K.Speck?? -> Kevin Bacon", "Paule Navajohütte?? -> Paul Hogan" - plus solutions
  4. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing a certain film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  5. Partner work: "Suppose you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You have been invited to be one of the few who can watch a movie before it is officially released. ..."
    assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for discussing a certain film which the students (dis)like

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50 First Dates (Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore)
  1. 2 hilarious scenes: exaggeration & enumeration as a stylistic means: Henry tries to get in touch with Lucy again in the café and on the road
    worksheet with solutions
  2. Detour: HI = HAWAII  -> Which of the 50 US state abbreviations can you identify?
    Quiz with solutions
  3. interesting tips concerning e.g. maps of Hawaii and Alaska (the only 2 states that do not belong to the so-called "lower 48" states), etc
  4. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film  
  5. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  6. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film 

50 DATES BUNDLE: 2 Euros (just 33 cents each)

 

127 HOURS  -  directed by Danny Boyle, starring James Franco 
(based on the book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" by Aron Ralston)
  1. The book: "Blick ins Buch!/Look Inside!" - why your local bookshop owner would like to kill Mr. Amazon
    assignments concerning the fact that at amazon you have access to numerous scanned pages from the book, which enables you to decide whether you want to buy it or not
    with solutions
  2. The DVD: a useful table concerning chapters, minutes, and info about the scenes
  3. the plot of the movie: a useful diagram
  4. Introducing Aron Ralston I: Preparing the trip to Canyonlands NP, Utah (40 seconds)
    Foreshadowing devices: Sonja leaves a message - the tap - the Swiss Army knife
  5. Introducing Aron Ralston II: The bike scene 
    Interesting aspects of this short scene (2.37 min = DVD chapter 2)
  6. The flashflood-dream scene: 
    How a (more or less) realistic event turns out to be just a dream
    detailed notes plus a useful diagram concerning the basic structure of the scene
  7. Detour 1: UT = UTAH  -> Which of the 50 US state abbreviations can you identify?
    Quiz with solutions
  8. Detour 2: QUIZ: Which words rhyme with hour ?
    table with solutions
  9. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  10. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film  
  11. Negative reviews of this film - link to amazon.com customer reviews plus instructions on how to analyse them (negative aspects, ironic expressions, etc)
    useful for a presentation and (lively) discussions
  12. The real Aron Ralston: Finding interesting information about him at Wikipedia
    questions & answers
  13. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing (scenes from) the film 
  14. personal recommendations: a list of fascinating books or films with similar or different survival ordeals, e.g. Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild (made into a film by Sean Penn), Joe Simpson's Touching the Void,  - Sarah Murgatroyd's The Dig Tree (Burke & Wills expedition), etc
    could be given to students for additional reading, presentations, etc

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ALF (A.L.F.) (American sitcom)
  1. Pilot episode: useful background information
    (NOTE: a transcript of the pilot episode can be found  here - unfortunately it is in German. Please let me know if you know where to get the English version.)
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing an episode for the first time (and/or after analysing it)
  3. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of the titles (plus short info) of the first 26 episodes by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  4. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

ALF BUNDLE: 1,40 Euros (just 35 Cents each)

 

 

 

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 A Time to Kill  (see the novel )

 

 

 


AMERICAN BEAUTY
  1. Watching the film for the first time: Cast & Credits, jotting down notes concerning interesting aspects of the film
  2. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  3. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  4. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

BEAUTY BUNDLE: 1,40 Euros (just 35 Cents each)

 

 
ASTERIX IN BRITAIN (ASTERIX BEI DEN BRITEN) (see also Asterix comic strips )

HINWEIS: Der Film wird auf deutsch gesehen (ab 7. Klasse), was aber definitiv kein Nachteil ist - im Gegenteil: 
1. alle möglichen visuellen/auditiven Aspekte müssen versprachlicht werden, ohne dass direkt auf den Originaltext zurückgegriffen werden kann
2. typische Aspekte der englischen Sprache, z.B. word order und question tags, können gar nicht im Englischen selbst veräppelt werden ("Dieses Schauspiel ist überwältigend, ist es nicht?")!

  1. chapters & scenes: detailed overview
  2. Taking notes: the exposition of the film (+ solutions)
  3. Poking fun at British customs (+ solutions)
  4. Some more British customs (+ solutions)
  5. Funny exaggerations I: the wine tasting scene (+ solutions)
  6. Funny exaggerations II: Obelix escapes from the Tower of Londinium
    assignments and suggestions
  7. Asterix in Britain: a typical plot (diagram)
  8. Fake summary - silly mistakes to be corrected by the student - with solutions
  9. alternative to fake summary:
    a sometimes almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a correct summary by an internet translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  10. "Ich denke, es ist Zeit, ist es nicht?": How do question tags work? (with exercises & solutions)
  11. exercise: Asterix & the passive
  12. Klassenarbeit - including passive and question tags
  13. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  14. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

ASTERIX FILM BUNDLE:  4 Euros (just 29 Cents each)

ASTERIX FILM & COMIC STRIPS BUNDLE: 6 Euros (just 23 Cents each)

 

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BACK TO THE FUTURE
  1. Watching the exposition of the film: infos about the film plus assignment
  2. Introducing Dr. Brown, a crazy but gifted inventor of time machines and other useful gadgets: THE DOG FOOD MACHINE
    Describing a funny scene which comes up in the exposition of the movie - with solutions
  3. Introducing the protagonist: Humour and exaggeration - MARTY'S TINY GUITAR & THE HUGE LOUDSPEAKER
    another funny scene in the exposition - with solutions
  4. Creating suspense: A crazy time traveller plot - diagram with solutions
  5. "A colored mayor?? That'll be the day."
    Humour and social satire - the scene in the café
  6. Creating humour by using irony/double meaning/allusion: table with hilarious quotes from the movie
    (e.g. "Calvin Klein", "You better get used to those bars", "See you all later - much later.")
  7. 15 incredible and hilarious coincidences leading up to the "fact" that Marty actually inspired Chuck Berry to create the famous Rock'n'Roll song Johnny B. Goode
  8. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of an interesting short text about the casting of Michael J. Fox by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  9. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  10. Detour: Which words rhyme with back ?! (There are at least 16!) - table with solutions
  11. Funny fake summary - with solutions
  12. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

FUTURE BUNDLE:  4 Euros (just 33 Cents each)

 


Bend it Like Beckham   (a.k.a. Kick it Like Beckham)

  1. Watching the film for the first time: Cast & Credits, jotting down notes concerning interesting aspects of the film
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  3. DVD front/back cover: How to attract the attention of the potential buyer/customer  -  detailed notes
  4. Exposition: detailed analysis of the first 3 minutes: action/dialogue/camera/function - table with solutions
  5. The trial scene - Jess is accepted by Joe
    Aspect 1: camera techniques (with solutions)
  6. The trial scene - Jess is accepted by Joe
    Aspect 2: creating humour & tension - incl. detailed transcript & solutions
  7. Scarred and Crippled: Jess shows Joe her leg, he shows her his knee -
    functions of this short but interesting scene (with solutions)
  8. plot and subplots - with solutions
  9. Klausur/test: "Our team won the East African Cup": analysing the function of that important scene - plus extract from film review
  10. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  11. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

BECKHAM BUNDLE: 3,85 Euros (just 35 Cents each)

 

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Billy Elliot  (Jamie Bell, Julie Walters - Stephen Daldry)
  1. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  3. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

BILLY BUNDLE: 1 Euro (just 33 Cents each)

 

 
Braveheart

  1. the first part of the film: comprehension questions - plus solutions
  2. William Wallace proposes to Murran: a comparison between the first draft of this love scene (which was very trite indeed) and the script eventually used in the film (which is both romantic and ironic at the same time)
  3. The proposal scene: Scottish English vs Standard English
  4. Homework: Write a personal review (with detailed instructions)
  5. Traditional ballad: "Stirling Brig" - original text of Blind Harry's famous poem about Wallace's incredible victory in the Battle at Stirling Bridge, plus assignments
  6. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about the historical inaccuracy of this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  7. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  8. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

BRAVEHEART BUNDLE:  2,80 Euro (just 35 Cents each)

SPECIAL OFFER:  original screenplay of Braveheart - DinA4, 114 pages, original layout
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Cal

  1. UNIQUE WORKSHEET: MacLaverty's "alternative" happy ending -
    In 1991 at a Fachtagung, after a discussion between teachers of the rather sad ending of the novel, the author himself, who was present, spontaneously wrote down a cliche ending to ironically satisfy our longing for a positive outcome of the novel
    (scan of what MacLaverty wrote - could easily be used in a discussion of the film, too) - 1 Euro
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  3. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Chicken Run (Hennen Rennen)
  1. Grammar for a change: Using the film for a revision of the present progressive vs. the simple present
  2. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of some interesting trivia of this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  3. Detour: vocab quiz: words rhyming with run, nun (and none!) -
    table with solutions
  4. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after talking about the film)
  5. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

CHICKEN BUNDLE: 1,75 Euro (just 35 Cents each)

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 Dead Poets Society

  1. Carpe Diem worksheet
  2. The Desk Set Scene: Neil to Todd: "This desk set wants to fly." -
    functions of this beautiful multi-layered scene (with solutions)
  3. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  4. Detour: words ending -ead:   [-i:d] or [-ed]  ?? (e.g. dead, lead) - (table + solutions)
  5. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of some critical comments on this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  6. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Die Hard III / Die Hard: With a Vengeance  (Die Hard With a Vengeance) 
(Stirb langsam 3 /Stirb langsam: Jetzt erst recht)

The introductory scenes
 
NOTE: In my humble opinion, the film itself later turns into a rather silly, incredibly improbable action movie; however, the exposition scenes are highly original and funny, thus lending themselves to some interesting analysis...

  1. the exposition: enter Bruce Willis aka John McClane - how suspense is created in the introductory sequence with the sandwich board ("I Hate Niggers") - diagram with solutions
  2. Zeus ex machina: In an electronic shop in Harlem: introducing Zeus aka Samuel Jackson, one of the main characters in the movie - with solutions
  3. "As I was going to St. Ives": interesting assignments concerning the riddle Simon (the psychopath) confronts McClane and Zeus with
  4. Dialogue & stylistic means: making a screenplay interesting - quotes from the first part of the movie in which irony, allusions, puns, rhetorical questions etc are used (with solutions)
  5. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about the plot of this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  6. Detour 1: the exposition & grammar - revision of tenses
  7. Detour 2: vocab quiz: words rhyming with die (and dye!) -
    table with solutions
  8. Detour 3: a map of the 5 boroughs of New York. Students are supposed to find out the names - and they should be able to find out why the pronunciation of Staten Island is very tricky
    with solutions
  9. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing (the exposition of) the film for the first time (and/or after analysing it)
  10. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

DIE HARD BUNDLE: 3 Euros (just 30 Cents each)

 

 
East is East (directed by Damien O'Donnell, starring Om Puri)

  1. Watching the film for the first time: Cast & Credits, jotting down notes concerning interesting aspects of the film
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  3. The procession I: functions of the exposition - with solutions
  4. The procession II: selected shots and their functions (all in all the scene lasts 3 minutes, consisting of 39 shots/cuts!) - with solutions
  5. clash of cultures I: Nazir's wedding - contrast between solemn occasion vs. funny & vulgar dialogue
  6. clash of cultures II: Sajid's circumcision and other scenes - with solutions
  7. KLAUSUR GK (test)
  8. Detour: ENOCH POWELL'S "River foaming with much blood" speech - diagram: train of thought & rhetorical devices
  9. PLOT: "It's my house and I bloody control it" - a diagram reflecting George's loss of control in the course of the film
  10. The ending: happy - sad - open?? - table with extracts from the screenplay
  11. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  12. MY SON THE FANATIC vs EAST IS EAST (MY SON THE FANATIC worksheets): comparing the short story with the film in regard to the clash of cultures
    MY SON THE FANATIC: father: adapted to Western culture - son: strict Muslim
    EAST IS EAST: father: strict Muslim - sons/daughter: adapted to Western culture
    a diagram (with solutions)
    NOTE: If you don't have the time to analyse the short story in class you could ask a student to give a talk about it
  13. Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf Islam, is a famous singer-songwriter plus a prominent convert to Islam, which provides an interesting real background to the film.  
    This worksheet is supposed to be handed to a student who wants to give a talk about the man. It provides instructions what to focus on, e.g. Cat Stevens' comments on the controversy regarding Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses.  
  14. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film

EAST BUNDLE: 4 Euros (just 29 Cents each)

 

 
The Emperor's New Groove (Ein Königreich für ein Lama)

NOTE: As regards the dialogue, this absolutely funny cartoon film is too difficult for a German 8. or 9. Klasse.  However, why not watch the film in German first (possibly with English subtitles)  and then analyse it in English for a change? Selected scenes could then of course also be viewed in detail in English.

  1. Watching the film for the first time: Cast & Credits, jotting down notes concerning interesting aspects of the film
  2. Fake summary - silly mistakes to be corrected by the student - with solutions
  3. Exposition: Kuzco - how is he characterized at the beginning of the movie? - with solutions
  4. Which adjectives match the 4 main characters? - table with solutions
  5. "I'm an ugly, stinking llama!!" - the dialogue from the screenplay is provided - students are expected to fill in the missing stage directions (with solutions)
  6. Humour and exaggeration: analysing the jaguar chase sequence - with solutions
  7. Climbing up the canyon walls back to back: describing a situation on the basis of a still from the film
  8. Deus ex machina I - analysing the scene in which Yzma and Kronk actually show up at the palace before Kuzco and Pacha although they could not possibly have done it (and although they must be dead)
  9. Deus ex machina II - analysing the trampolin scene
  10. The happy ending: how Kuzco has changed
  11. 17 (seventeen) interesting assignments referring to various aspects of the film (could be used in a Referat, Facharbeit, etc)
  12. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  13. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Forrest Gump  

  1. introductory paragraph of the novel by Winston Groom which the movie is based on: assignments, annotations - plus detaillierter Erwartungshorizont (content - language level - opinion) (1 Euro)
    also interesting when compared with the film version
  2. Detour: Which words rhyme with GUMP?
    table with solutions (including tricky ones, e.g. slumphump )
  3. Detour: Which words rhyme with GROOM, the novelist's name?
    table with solutions (including of course tomb and plume)
  4. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about the plot of the film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  5. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  6. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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The Graduate (see also novel)

  1. Scene: "I'm going to marry Elaine Robinson."
    Extract (slightly edited) from the screenplay to be put into indirect speech -
    with solutions
  2. SOMETHING UNIQUE CONCERNING THE ENDING OF THE FILM:
    My letter to Buck Henry, the screenwriter, and his answer (scan of the original letter) - interesting as a basis for a discussion or as an assignment in a test etc
  3. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about the Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack of the film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  4. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  5. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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The Green Mile (see also novel)

  1. Exposition I: assignments for the dream sequence ( + SOLUTIONS)
  2. Exposition II: 7 scenes: pieces of a puzzle ( + SOLUTIONS)
  3. Taking Notes (chapters 18-28) ( + SOLUTIONS)
  4. Voc test
  5. Delacroix - info from the novel about Del's reasons for being on death row
    & the narrator's opinion concerning the death penalty (with assignments)
  6. William Wharton aka Billy the Kid: assignment + diagram (+ solution)
  7. Comic relief: analysing the contrast between 2 scenes: Paul visits the lawyer -> Paul gives John Coffey the corn bread (with solutions)
  8. allusion/background text: John Coffey and St Christopher (medal)
  9. John Coffey - a Christ figure (table with solutions)
  10. constellation of figures (diagram with solutions)
  11. The ending: assignments ( + SOLUTIONS)
  12. Walking the Mile (= Making Of, on the DVD): assignments
  13. Opinion Poll
  14. class test
  15. Ten interesting assignments concerning the novel and/or the film version -
    could be used in a test, Facharbeit, lecture, etc
  16. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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It Could Happen to You (2 Millionen Dollar Trinkgeld)
(Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda)

Here is a complete curriculum unit (about 10 lessons) for this fabulous romantic modern fairy tale:

  1. The exposition of the film - diagram
  2. A fantastic scene: "A promise is a promise" (diagram)
  3. Just for Fun: Shots & Cuts in the A PROMISE IS A PROMISE scene
  4. After the $2 M tip: making notes concerning the following scenes
  5. The trial: fairy tale turns into nightmare
  6. Deus ex machina? Angel ex machina! The happy ending
  7. Foreshadowing: how the name Mr. Gross foreshadows the fact that Muriel picked the wrong financial adviser
  8. Fake (and very funny) summary - supposed to be corrected by the students
  9. Homework assignment: Essay: What really happened after the trial 
    ( + SOLUTION for the teacher)
  10. grammar exercise: IF-clauses in the context of the film
    (e.g. "If I had been in Charlie's situation...")
  11. class test - including an extract from the screenplay supposed to be changed into indirect speech OR IF-clauses)
  12. similarities and differences concerning the movie and the true event it is actually (!) based on (with solutions)
  13. Opinion poll
  14. A map of the 5 boroughs of New York. Students are supposed to find out the names - and they should be able to find out why the pronunciation of Staten Island is very tricky
    with solutions
  15. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 The Jungle Book
(Disney Cartoon Film)

  1. plot  (table)
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  3. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a summary of this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  4. detour: book: a list of words rhyming with book - except gook (!)
    table with solutions
  5. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Life of Brian (Monty Python)

  1. Watching the film: infos & assignments
  2. ROMANES EUNT DOMUS: a highly amusing scene and a grammar lesson at the same time - with interpretation notes
  3. "What have the Romans ever given us in return?!" -
    a very funny satirical scene on the dangers of rhetorical questions - with interpretation notes
  4. "Aliens ex machina" - an unusual assignment referrring to the scene in which Brian is saved by a spaceship
  5. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life": an exercise in Cockney pronunciation (Eric Idle's accent) - with solutions
  6. 18 (eighteen) interesting assignments referring to various aspects of the film
  7. Detour: LIFE - words with irregular plural:  f -> ves - table + solutions
  8. Funny fake summary of the movie - with solutions
  9. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a summary of  this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  10. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  11. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 Mississippi Burning

  1. watching the film: assignments
  2. A threefold exposition (wash-basins, burning church, the murder): detailed notes
  3. "Federal Bureau of Integration?!" - Characterization through dialogue:
    the deputy characterizes himself in his first sentence (+ solutions)
  4. the sermon/funeral: transcript
  5. the "Specialist" scene: assignments ( + SOLUTIONS)
  6. Searching the internet for authentic background of the film
  7. FBI poster of the 3 missing men (no charge)
  8. Song lyrics: Goodman Schwerner & Chaney (no charge)
  9. Language level: Authentic colloquial (American) English - quotations from the movie  -  table & solutions
  10. The car in the swamp: vocabulary + pronunciation exercise:
    swamp vs lamp, damp, etc etc - table + solutions
  11. Ward vs Anderson: two very different characters/FBI agents
    analysing key scenes  -  table & solutions
  12. The lynching scene: description & possible aspects for a comment (notes)
  13. 26 (twenty-six) interesting assignments for tests/Klausuren and/or Facharbeiten and/or Referate and/or homework
  14. Klausur/class test
  15. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  16. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Monk (TV Series)  (available on DVD)

  1. A successful TV series: meta plot (of the series) - individual plot (of each episode) - subplot (in most episodes): a useful diagram, with solutions
  2. constellation of characters - a useful diagram
  3. How to create suspense: Whodunit vs. Crime Story - a useful distinction concerning all Monk episodes (diagram)
  4. Talking about crime and Monk episodes: useful words
  5. Mr. Monk and the Three Pies (season 2, episode 11):
    funny fake summary - supposed to be corrected by the students (with solutions)
  6. Mr. Monk and the Three Pies (season 2, episode 11):
    Brothers in Qualms: Adrian and Ambrose - two brothers sharing similar anxieties (table with solutions)
  7. Mr. Monk and the Three Pies (season 2, episode 11):
    Grammar for a change: present participle vs. past participle - a text about Ambrose Monk (aka John Turturro, who appears in this fascinating episode) - with solutions
  8. Mr. Monk and the Three Pies (season 2, episode 11):
    Just for fun - a vocab quiz: words rhyming with pie (with solutions)
    Note: there are at least 30!
  9. Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico (season 2, episode 2):
    How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this episode by a translation programme. Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  10. Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man (season 2, episode 5):
    Monk and his new room-mate (Captain Stottlemeyer) - and why they do not get along with each other (with solutions)
  11. Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist (season 4, episode 15):
    funny fake summary - supposed to be corrected by the students (with solutions)
  12. Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist (season 4, episode 15):
    The Randy Disher Project: "Don't Need a Badge" - text/lyrics of the song with possible assignments for group work, homework, etc
  13. Fifteen (15) interesting ideas for assignments - group work, homework, etc
  14. pronunciation traps: worksheet focussing on typical mistakes concerning the pronunciation of tricky TV/movie words like Monk (pronounced like plonk in the German version!!), spongebob, onion, tomb raider, etc
  15. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing an episode for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  16. Randy Newman: "It's a Jungle Out There" - lyrics of the Monk theme song plus an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of the song by a translation programme.
    Students can just enjoy it and/or try to write a good translation themselves
  17. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Mr. Bean / Rowan Atkinson

  1. Mr Bean: THE EXAM SKETCH
    worksheet: assignments while watching the sketch ( & solutions)
    -> Note: You can find this fabulous sketch at youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98V9cEYe6-A
     
  2. Rowan Atkinson: FATAL BEATINGS
    playing with the expectations of the father & the spectators
    OR  2 turning points and an amazing punch line (diagram)
    -> Note: You can enjoy and download that fantastic sketch at youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBeguUvuDzs
      
  3. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing a sketch for the first time (and/or after analysing the sketch)
     
  4. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 Night on Earth: The New York Episode (Jim Jarmusch)
 
(now there's a beautiful film...)

NOTE: I have just written and published a book about this fantastic episode. It also features an appendix for English teachers. Click on The Book to get more information.

Also, if you buy the book you will get all those 15 worksheets below for free, plus another bundle of your choice.

  1. background info/assignments while watching the film
  2. the "plot": 15 scenes
  3. transcript of 2 crucial scenes:   a. fresh hats   b. funny names
  4. Night on Earth: the New York episode as a so-called slice-of-life story  
    an essay written by myself
  5. How dumb can you get? - an often incomprehensible German "translation" of a short summary of this episode by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  6. 17 (seventeen) interesting assignments - useful for tests, group work, homework, etc
  7. A Clown and 2 Flutes: analysing the 2 scenes in which the cab-driver plays the flutes, plus background info from a biography
  8. Yoyo's Driving School: what a New York cabbie has to know (according to Yoyo's remarks in the film) - with solutions
  9. 14 Things You Should Know About Taxis in NYC:  a list with interesting details - can be used e.g. for discussing certain aspects, translating them into the students' first language, etc
  10. Filing a Complaint: instructions how to go to www.nyc.gov and find out what kinds of complaints against cabbies can be filed - with solutions
  11. "Hailing cabs" = "Hagelnde Fahrerhäuser"?! - a desperate attempt at translating a short text about New York taxis by a translation programme - with special assignments & solutions
  12. "Drive careful": a grammar exercise based on the problems Helmut has with adverbs (i.e. problems which are typical of German speakers)
  13. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  14. A map of the 5 boroughs of New York. Students are supposed to find out the names - and they should be able to find out why the pronunciation of Staten Island is very tricky
    with solutions
  15. Quiz Taxi: a funny and interesting idea my students came up with, including instructions
  16. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 Notting Hill

  1. useful plot diagram
  2. The Brownie Scene  - Max: "I'm going to give the last brownie as a prize to the saddest act here." - an important scene at the birthday party, both funny and touching - with solutions regarding the functions of the scene
  3. assignments for the Ronan Keating song When You Say Nothing At All (which is a key song in the movie)
  4. assignments for Bill Withers' song Ain't No Sunshine (the second key song in the film) 
  5. 12 interesting assignments - useful for group work, homework, etc
  6. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of some interesting quotes from this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  7. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  8. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Once Upon a Time in the West   (Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod)

  1. Exposition I: writing a summary of the opening sequence - with solution
  2. Exposition II: Symbolism: the fly trapped in Jack Elam's gun - with solutions
  3. Exposition III: How does Sergio Leone succeed in creating suspense? - with solutions
  4. Exposition IV: Irony as a means of characterization (Bronson: "You brought two [horses] too many.") - with solutions
  5. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  6. Twelve interesting assignments - useful for group work, homework, Facharbeit, etc
  7. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  8. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 Rabbit-Proof Fence
(aka  Long Walk Home)

  1. Writing a review
  2. the plot: a diagram
  3. the kidnapping scene: how to approach and analyse that important scene
  4. a short yet interesting scene: The kids saying the prayer at the Moore River Settlement - with interpretation notes
  5. camera technique: "It's Molly, isn't it?" (Mr Neville) - analysis of 2 interesting pov shots
  6. a crucial scene: Finding the Fence - shots, action, camera (detailed table with solutions)
  7. creative writing I: "The rookie director/screenwriter who messed up the whole Finding the Fence scene" - students are asked to rewrite the scene in a stupid/humorous way - with detailed instructions
  8. symbolism: the fence - detailed diagram
  9. personification: "The fence will come back" (Molly) - a diagram
  10. creative writing II:  A parody: Rabbit-Proof Fence as a musical?! -
    extract from a rather silly (fictitious!) screenplay that I wrote - can be used to encourage students to try sthg. in the same vein, etc etc
  11. MAKING-OF: A cute and very touching scene: Phillip Noyce coaxes Daisy aka Tianna Sansbury into persuading him that something dangerous is happening outside - text and assignments
    (NOTE: I'll have to admit it: the first time I saw that scene I was so touched I had tears in my eyes - no kidding)
  12. Midnight Oil: "Beds are Burning" (message of the song relates very well to the movie)
  13. 15 interesting assignments, also referring to the Making-Of  on the DVD, the screenplay, the novel, etc - useful for group work, homework, Facharbeit, etc
  14. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  15. Klausur GK - test
    assignments with solutions/notes
  16. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Die Rechte und die Linke Hand des Teufels (They Call me Trinity)

   HINWEIS: Der Film wird auf deutsch gesehen (er ist meines Wissens nur in den USA auf Englisch erhältlich), was aber definitiv kein Nachteil ist - im Gegenteil: 
1. alle möglichen visuellen/auditiven Aspekte müssen versprachlicht werden, ohne dass der Schüler direkt auf den Originaltext zurückgreifen kann
2. die Schüler lernen anhand einer auch heute noch sehr beliebten/lustigen Western Parodie - starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer - zentrale Elemente dieses typisch amerikanischen Genres kennen

  1. Exposition: Introducing the hero - how cool can you get?
    with solutions
  2. The typical plot of a Western - diagram with solutions
  3. Questions concerning the exposition of the film and the second part -
    with solutions
  4. Parody: The sheriff against 3 bad guys - a remarkable showdown
    with solutions
  5. Language Practice: explaining funny scenes and translating funny quotes
  6. Links to 9 reviews of the movie and other interesting links - useful for group work, etc
  7. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  8. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Scrubs (television series)  NOTE: Scrubs transcipts: click here
 
  1. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about the main characters of this series by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  2. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing an episode for the first time (and/or after discussing the film)
  3. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 Shakespeare in Love
  (Zentralabitur NRW)

  1. a useful diagram: double plot
  2. Shakespeare on the Internet (worksheet für gezielte Internet-Suche)
  3. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a summary of this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  4. Detour LOVE:  word ending -ove: 3 diff. pronunciations (e.g. dove vs drove vs move) - (table + solutions)
  5. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  6. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 
  7. Creative writing: A very special assignment concerning one of the most staggering lines in the film, i.e. Viola's "Write me well."

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Shaun the Sheep (available on the DVD Gemüsefussball  and on Abracadabra
( see also Wallace & Gromit )

NOTE: Each of the SHAUN THE SHEEP (SHAUN DAS SCHAF) episodes is only 6-7 minutes long. These little films are perfect for English language teaching in the Sekundarstufe I  because

  • they are very funny (both for children and adults)
  • they are not really in English because none of the characters talk (not even the farmer!) - they just bleat or squeal or grunt or make weird noises. Thus the students have to try and use their own words to describe a scene, a character, the plot, etc etc
  1. THINGS THAT GO BUMP (SPUK IN DER SCHEUNE): Watching the episode - with assignments (and solutions)
  2. THINGS THAT GO BUMP (SPUK IN DER SCHEUNE): funny fake summary (with solutions)
  3. Detour #1: Two rhyming quizzes:   a. What rhymes with sheep ?  b. What rhymes with Shaun ? (tables with solutions)
  4. Detour #2: A glove is a very prominent "character" in the THINGS THAT GO BUMP episode - therefore:
    here is a worksheet with words ending -ove: 3 different pronunciations (e.g. glove vs drove vs move) - (table + solutions)
  5. SCHLUCKAUF (HICCUPS)(Abracadabra DVD): worksheet focussing on the hilarious attempts of the animals to cure Shirley's hiccup
  6. word field: on a farm - useful words and expressions, e.g. in the field (not on) - plus solutions
  7. A number of very short summaries of some Shaun episodes - plus the stupid "translations" from a translation programme which may or may not help German students with the meaning of those summaries (in any case, they are very funny)
  8. Opinion poll: having analysed one or more episodes, students are asked (on the basis of a rating system) to tick off their opinion
  9. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Shrek

  1. Scene: "Ogres are like onions" - the humorous use of a simile - with solutions
  2. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  3. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  4. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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 Thelma and Louise

  1. Watching the film: credits & assignments
  2. The much disputed ending of the film: 5 interesting assignments
  3. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  4. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  5. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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Three Fugitives (dir. by Francis Veber, starring Nick Nolte, Martin Short)  - (a.k.a. Das Bankentrio)

NOTE: This is an underrated comedy film - it's often funny, sometimes touching, and sometimes over the top. The exposition/hold-up scenes are especially funny. You can easily have students watch, enjoy, and analyse the first part of the film in English (with English subtitles) after only 3 years of learning English...

  1. BUY ME! Analysing techniques of persuasion used on the DVD cover of the film - with solutions
  2. Exposition: Analysing the 2 exposition scenes of the film:
    a. enter Lucas, the protagonist: Released from prison after 5 years
    b. "Give me a ride to the bank"
  3. An incredible amateur hold-up  OR  How clumsy can you get?
    Analysing the hold-up scene - creating humour through exaggeration
  4. the plot: useful list of scenes (headings)
  5. Why did Ned plan such a stupid hold-up? -> Meg, his little girl -> Ned's motive for robbing the bank (a useful diagram)
  6. Foreshadowing plus humour: Doctor Horwath's sign: DOOR IS OPEN TO ALL CREATURES OF GOD -
    list of clues indicating that the doctor is not right in the head
  7. Analysing this film: useful words and expressions - with solutions
  8. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  9. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  10. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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The Two Ronnies Sketch: Nothing's Too Much Trouble
(quite possibly the funniest sketch of Ronnie Barker & Ronnie Corbett)

  1. comprehension worksheet: How the customer tries to drive the shopkeeper mad - and how he succeeds in doing so (with solutions)
  2. silly summary of the sketch - supposed to be corrected by the student (with solutions)
  3. word field shopping: useful words (with solutions)
  4. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the sketch for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  5. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

NOTE: Here is a link to a description of the sketch I wrote at Wikipedia (under my user name Bernie Wadelheim)

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Wallace and Gromit  ( see also Shaun the Sheep )

  1. A GRAND DAY OUT (ALLES KÄSE): How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a summary of this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  2. A GRAND DAY OUT: assignment: Describe the cute little robot - with solutions
  3. A GRAND DAY OUT: moon quiz - with solutions (comprising questions about the real moon and the cheese moon in the film)
  4. A GRAND DAY OUT: grammar for a change: modal auxiliaries, e.g. Wallace & Gromit must have run out of cheese. - with solutions
  5. THE WRONG TROUSERS (DIE TECHNO HOSE): fill in the blanks - questions concerning interesting details of the film - with solutions
  6. THE WRONG TROUSERS: grammar for a change: nouns used only in the plural (trousers, etc) - with solutions
  7. THE WRONG TROUSERS: How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a detailed summary of this film by a translation programme. Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text
  8. A CLOSE SHAVE (UNTER SCHAFEN): worksheet with questions concerning the plot, grammar (no plural-s in sheep!), vocab, etc - with solutions
  9. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing one of the films for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  10. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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What's up Doc? (Barbra Streisand & Ryan O'Neill)

  1. The famous and incredibly funny chase sequence in San Francisco (tricycle/VW Beetle):
    describing a number of details while watching the scene
 

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Witness (Peter Weir)
(In my opinion, an amazing film: three movies in one - a clash of cultures, a love story, and a thriller)

  1. Writing a summary of the film - with detailed instructions
  2. Clash of cultures I: symbolism in the buggy & truck scene ( with solutions)
  3. Clash of cultures II: The Hotdog Scene (with solutions)
  4. The Restroom Scene I: model summary
  5. The Restroom Scene II: transcript - shots, action, dialogue, camera (scan)
  6. Scenes from the early draft which were left out 
  7. Minor flaws in Witness (in my humble opinion, that is)
  8. 2 KLAUSUREN/tests  
  9. 17 (seventeen) interesting assignments for a test / Klausur / homework / Referat / etc
  10. How dumb can you get? - an almost incomprehensible German "translation" of a short text about this film by a translation programme.
    Students are supposed to guess what the text means (very funny, also revealing that translation programmes still have a lot to learn) - with original text (you can, if you wish, also discuss reasons why these programmes fail in so many cases - e.g. because they cannot differentiate between homonyms)
  11. Opinion Poll: on the basis of a rating system, students are asked to tick off their opinion after viewing the film for the first time (and/or after analysing the film)
  12. The Amish & the American Dream: worksheet focussing on the fact that the Amish are an outstanding example of the American Dream come true - with solutions
  13. Partner work: "Imagine you are Roger Ebert, the most famous film critic on the internet. You had been invited to be one of the few who could watch this movie before it was officially released. ..."
    detailed assignments for a talk between Ebert and a friend of his - useful for a "realistic" dialogue concerning various aspects of this film 

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How does this work?
  1. You select worksheets referring to one or more themes which you would like to order.
  2. You send me an email in which you name them (e.g. Catcher 1,2, / Daisy 3,4,5 / Beckham Bundle)
  3. I send you an email on the same day, telling you the total sum to be transferred (which you can, of course, figure out for yourself beforehand), and my bank account.
  4. You transfer the money - if you wish by using (with PAYPAL the money is transferred within MINUTES, thus you will get the worksheets on the same day, too!)
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