terça-feira, 4 de maio de 2010

Bring "Alice in Wonderland" to your class!

People have been talking a lot about this movie which I’d looooove to watch! Once I cannot show my students the film (it would be wonderful) I’m gonna give them some grammar exercises about it. I’ve found two nice options and I’m posting them for you so that you can copy the ideas!!
1. Type the following text and ask your students to find the 10 spelling mistakes!
“Alice is sitting by her sister lazily and becomes a bit tired when she sees a white rabbit in a waistcoat carrying a watch. She follows it dawn a rabbit owl and falls into a very long chamber full of strange things on shelves. After landing safely on the ground, she goes into a long hallway with a glas table and a gold key on it. Alice opens up a curtain and founds a small door, which the key fits into perfecly and behand it there was a beautiful garden. Alice then finds a small botle labeled “DRUNK ME” and drinks it . The drink causes her to shrink. Alice accidentally leafes the key on the table, and with her diminished stature can no longer reach it and becomes very scared. She then sees a cake that says “EAT MY” and proceds to eat it. “ (http://www.tolearnenglish.com)

THE MISTAKES: Dawn = down / owl = hole / glas = glass / perfecly = perfectly / behand = behind / botle = bottle / drunk = drink / leafes = leaves / my = me / proceds = proceeds.

2. The second option is great for us to work on prepositions with our students. In advance, type the following part of the book and have your students identify the prepositions.
“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister, and of having nothing to do. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book”, thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?” So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close to her.”(http://www.tolearnenglish.com)

Ahh! I’ve just remembered I bought some months ago a magazine which brings an article about the main actress of the movie! So it would be really cool if I could give my upper intermediate and advanced students an additional reading exercise using the mentioned article!! If you work with kids, a good idea would be to print one of Alice in Wonderland images and have your students find in it the white rabbit, a caterpillar,a cat, a queen, etc. Wonderful!!

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