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A full book of activities for learning English based on this wonderful movie. Get the book here - http://eflclassroom.com/store/products/big-movie-workbook/

A full book of activities for learning English based on this wonderful movie. Get the book here - http://eflclassroom.com/store/products/big-movie-workbook/

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  • B I G HAVE YOU EVER HAD A WISH COME TRUE? A Complete Video Activity Book (with answer key)
  • Table Of Contents Unit 1: Getting Started Movie Madness Students talk about famous movies and play a guessing game about their favorite movies. 6 Movie Madness II Students design a movie poster and then present it to the class. 7 Make A Wish Students make 4 wishes and the class guesses which isn’t true! 8 Unit 2: “Puppy” Love Previewing Students predict what they think the film is about and complete their own movie synopsis. 9 Introduction Watch the opening scene. Students complete a True / False quiz and check if their synopsis is correct. 10 Back Home Josh talks to Billy on the phone. Students watch and complete the comprehension questions. 11
  • Table Of Contents Unit 3: BIG Changes At The Fun Fair Josh meets Cynthia at the Fun Fair. Students discuss about amusement parks and recreate the dialogue. 12 A Wish Come True Josh makes a wish that the Zoltar grants. Students grant wishes to other students. Students reorder the Zoltar actions. 14 The Morning After Josh is BIG! Students retell what happened during his very confusing morning. 15 Unit 2: In The BIG City At School Josh tries to get help. Students reorder and role play the movie dialogue. 16 In New York Josh and Billy go to New York to find the Zoltar. Students role play asking for a hotel room and make questions. 17 Job Hunting Josh and Billy look in the newspaper for a job. Students listen for the jobs discussed. 18
  • Table Of Contents Unit 5: In The BIG City The Job Interview Josh gets a job interview. Students recreate the dialogue and rewrite the interview questions. 19 The Toy Store Josh meets Mr. MacMillan at the store. Students learn toy vocabulary and rewrite the dialogue. 20 Chopsticks: Heart and Soul Josh and Mr. MacMillan play the keyboard with their feet. Students listen and fill in the song cloze. 21 Unit 6: Making the BIG Time The Meeting Josh gives perfect advice during a business meeting. Students complete a listening quiz and discuss what they “used to” do as children. 23 Kidnapped! Josh is kidnapped and writes a letter. Students write a letter based on the scene and answer comprehension questions. 24 The Limo Josh takes a ride in the limo. Students review his funny actions with a matching activity. 25
  • Table Of Contents Unit 7: A BIG Love Problem The Ball Game Josh goes to a baseball game and after fights with Susan’s boyfriend. Students use “fight” vocabulary to complete the story scene. 26 Susan Dumps Her Boyfriend Susan has a bad day. Students describe her 27 Josh’s New Idea Students make 4 wishes and the class guesses which isn’t true! 28 Unit 8: Saying Goodbye Josh “really” Grows Up Students predict what they think the film is about and complete their own movie synopsis. 28 Telling The Truth Watch the opening scene. Students complete a True / False quiz and check if their synopsis is correct. 29 Saying Goodbye Josh talks to Billy on the phone. Students watch and complete the comprehension questions. 29
  • MOVIE MANIA! Look at the movie titles. Choose one (or your own) and fill out the “Guess” form. Read slowly and see if others can guess the title of your film! Hint #1 Hint #2 Hint #3 Hint #4 Hint #5 Genre Setting Starring Plot Climax It’s a It takes place is / are in it. It’s about At the end Movie resources Which movie?Guessing Game / Popular Movies Going to see a movie
  • MOVIE MANIA! Project time! Make a movie poster for a movie that is coming out! First complete the chart and then add this to your poster. Title: Genre: Cost: Show Times: Place: Words to describe! Starring: What Reviews Say
  • MAKE A WISH Your Wish is Granted! You’ve been granted 3 wishes! Make your wishes but one must NOT be true! If most people don’t guess correctly which wish Is NOT true. Your two other wishes will be granted By the genie. I promise you!!!!! 1. I wish I were __________ / more _____________. 2. I wish I had a / an _______________________. 3. I wish I could _____________________ (well).
  • Pre-viewing 1. This is the introduction to the film “Big” you will be watching. Fill in the blanks, using your own imagination. “Big” is the story of Josh, a _____________ boy, who lives in a ____________ near New York, with his _______________ and __________________. His ________________, Billy, lives next door. Billy and Josh __________ together. They like _______________, _________________ and _______________ video games, but they _______n’t _____________ their morning chores. In school There’s a girl _____________ Cynthia, who is Freddie Benson’s ___________. She’s very _______________. Josh ________________ with her but SHE’S BIG! 1RZ ZDWFK WKH PRYLH WUDLOHU DQG FKHFN RXU DQVZHUV Let’s Start !
  • The Introduction Let’s watch and compare your story with the movie! 1. CHECK – UP: True or False? Correct the false sentences. 1. Josh wins the game. T / F 2. In the morning he has to take out the dog. T / F 3. Josh can play baseball very well. T / F 4. Josh collects stamps. T / F 5. Cynthia is tall and has fair hair. T / F 6. Cynthia likes Josh. T / F 7. Billy is riding a bike. T / F 8. Billy is going to find out if Cynthia likes Josh. T / F How’d you do? / 8
  • BACK HOME  Chose a partner. Partner A turns their back to the screen. Partner B watches and describes the action. Don’t laugh too much! When the teacher signals, change places. 4XHVWLRQV" 1. What time is it? 2. What are they talking about? 3. What’s Josh’s surname? Bassin Bastin Baskin
  • AT THE FUNFAIR Do you like amusement parks? What’s your favorite ride? Which parks have you visited? Why do people like scary rides? Although the Super Loops ride ____________________, Josh wants to go on it. His mother however, ______________________ so enthusiastic about it. In the end, Josh ___________________ and they agree to ___________________ in half an hour at the ferris wheel. Cynthia: Have you ________________ Josh: _____________________. this before? Cynthia: Scary? Josh: _____________________. Cynthia: _________________________? Josh: Yes. Cynthia: ________! ________________? Josh: Where? Cynthia: Right _____________________! Josh: Yes. a) upset b) sad c) tired d) embarrassed
  • 1. Lights! Camera! Action! Practice the above dialogue and add some more lines... Now perform for your classmates! Be a STAR! PRE-VIEW Now your wishes really can come true! Look at the card your teacher has given you. You are a powerful Genie and can grant any wish that you card allows you. Some Genies can grant wishes about love, some about possessions, some about money, etc…. Find that Genie and make your wish come true! Use the dialogue below to help you find your genie.
  • A Wish Come True! 1. The Zoltar Watch closely and put the sentences in order ___ Press the red button to release the coin ___ Drop 25 cents here. ___ Zoltar says, “Make Your Wish”. ___ Aim ramp at Zoltar’s mouth. ___ Zoltar speaks “Your wish is granted” 2. Josh Makes His Wish I wish I _______________________________________ How does Josh feel now? a) embarrassed b) sad c) scared Why? Because _________________________________________________________. 3. If you were Josh If you were Josh, what would you have wished for? If I were Josh, I would have wished ________________________________________.
  • The Morning After After watching, retell Josh’s amazing morning with a partner. Use the words below to help you. So / Then / as soon as / because of / and wake up bathroom face looks at himself see understand wish card father’s pants get on cycle
  • AT SCHOOL 1. Josh is scared and wants Billy’s help. Watch and put the sentences in order. _____ Coach Barnes! _____ Help! Help! _____ I know. _____ Billy. It’s me. It’s Josh! _____ I know I don’t look like myself but something strange has happened. _____ Josh, you look terrible! _____ Shut up! You’re my best friend. Please, you’ve got to believe me. 2. Would you believe your best friend, if he/she came to you with this problem?
  • At A Hotel In New York 1. Previewing. Josh and Billy are looking for a hotel room. How do you think they’ll ask for the room? What questions will they ask? * _________________________________________________________? * _________________________________________________________? * _________________________________________________________? 2. Listen and answer the questions. 1. How does Josh ask for the hotel room? 2. How much does the night cost? 3. How much extra money must he pay? 4. Why must he pay more money? 5. Where is the room located? 6. What’s your opinion of the room? 7. How’s Josh feeling? 8. Can Billy stay with Josh? Why? Why not? 3. You Be The Narrator Let’s watch without the sound. You tell the story and be the narrator! Practice with a partner.
  • Job Hunting 1. Listen to the scene (the screen is covered). Josh and Bill are reading a newspaper. Why are Josh and Billy reading the newspaper? Which jobs are mentioned? ___ computer operator ___ clerical transcriber ___ computer assistant ___ delivery boy ___ delivery man ___ civil engineer ___ mechanical engineer ___ construction engineer ___ cardiological technician ___ company clerk ___ secretary ___ collection agent Applying for a job Let’s stretch! Look at the business card the teacher has given you. Walk around the class introducing yourself and making small talk. Use these starters to help you; 1. Do you like working for _________________? 2. How long have you _____________________? 3. What exactly do you do? 4. Have you ever ________________?
  • The Job Interview 1. First complete the job interview questions. Then watch and check. 1. where - work? _____________________________________________________________? 2. ever - work - toys? _____________________________________________________________? 3. school? _____________________________________________________________? 4. computers - before? _____________________________________________________________? 5. experience? _____________________________________________________________? 2. The Correct Ending 1. The woman who comes into the room is feeling ____________________. a) sad b) embarrassed c) scared d) angry 2. Because her secretary ______________________ a) is ill b) has left c) doesn’t work well d) is wrong PayDay!!! Bonus Question!!!$$$$$$ How much does Josh earn? $_______
  • THE TOY STORE Watch the scene and write down all the toys that you see! How many did you get? __________________ ________________ ______________ __________________ ________________ ______________ __________________ ________________ _____________ A Chance Encounter 1. Josh meets the owner of MacMillan Toys where he works. Put the dialogue in its correct order and fill in the sentences. - ___________ you here with your _____________? - Yes - You work ___________ me, don’t you? - I thought so. - No. I was ________________ around. - Me too. I _______________ here every Saturday. Does Mr. MacMillan like Josh? Why? ______________________________________________________
  • CHOPSTICKS! The Giant Keyboard 1) Josh took piano lessons for two years. True | False 2) The owner of MacMillan Toys took piano lessons every day. True | False At Josh’s New Office 1) Does the owner of MacMillan Toys like Josh? ___________ 2) What happens to Josh after his lucky meeting? __________________________ 3) What must he do in his new job? _______________________________________ Toys Discuss 1) When you were little, which toys did you play with most? 2) What was your favorite toy? 3) If you bought a toy now, which one would you buy? KARAOKE TIME!!! Josh plays “Heart and Soul”, a classic kid’s piano song. Kids learn it along with “the chopsticks”. Let’s listen and sing this classic version. First listen for the correct lyrics. Then, let’s sing together.
  • HEART AND SOUL - by Crystal Gayle Heart and soul I fell in love with you, heart and soul Because you held me ________ And stole a kiss in the night Heart and soul I begged to be adored Lost _________ and tumbled overboard gladly That magic night we kissed There in the __________ mist Oh but your lips were thrilling, much too thrilling Never before were mine so faintly willing But now I see what one embrace _____ _____ That little kiss you stole Held all my heart and soul Now I see what one embrace can do Look at me it's got me loving you ___________ That little kiss you stole Held all my heart and soul
  • THE MEETING Watch and complete the check up: True or False 1) Josh doesn’t understand T / F 2) The toy they’re making is a transformer. T / F 3) It turns from a robot into a prehistoric animal. T / F 4) Josh finds this toy fun. T / F 5) The inventor of the robot is mad at Josh. T / F 6) The owner doesn’t like Josh’s idea. T / F How’d you do? / 6 MY CHILDHOOD I used to ____________ | I didn’t use to ______________ Ask your partner (s) about their childhood. What they used to do and didn’t use to do. Write down your answers so you can present your findings. Did you use to _____________________? Now, chose one question. Survey the class and present your results! ride a bike | chew gum | read a lot | play fight do well at school | take ____ lessons | have a pet
  • KIDNAPPED: THE LETTER Listen to the letter Josh is writing and answer these questions. 1) How are they treating Josh? 2) How long is Josh going to be with the kidnappers? 3) What does Josh do (according to the letter)? 4) Does Josh sound worried? 5) What does Josh say in the P.S.? Now try to write a similar letter. Dear Mum and Dad, ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Your son, __________ P.S. ___________________________________________________
  • THE LIMOUSINE Josh is a boy in a man’s body. Watch the scene and match the verbs with the nouns. play the radio ask the chauffeur to drive in reverse turn on part of his body out change with the door lock open the car phone hold the lights pick up the stations turn on and off the sunroof
  • JOSH AFTER THE BALL GAME 1. Which “fighting” words do you hear? ___ beat up ___ fight ___ injure ___ win ___ punch ___ hurt ___ enemy ___ war ___ game 2. Now complete the paragraph with these words. Josh doesn’t understand why Susan’s boyfriend __________ him if he tried to play his __________________. He feels that rather than a ________________ it was a ____________________ in which he __________________ Josh _________________. Susan explains that for her boyfriend everyone is an ___________________. All he cares about is ____________________.
  • SUSAN DUMPS HER BOYFRIEND! 1. What is in the bag Susan puts on the desk? aftershave lotion __ a key __ an exercise tape __ a tie __ a necktie__ two neckties __ shampoo __ toothpaste __ a razor __ a brush __ a comb __ a sandwich __ gloves __ Josh and Susan 2. Match the feelings with their situation. Josh at the restaurant sad / disappointed Billy when Josh doesn’t go with him happy / thrilled Josh and Susan at Susan’s house embarrassed Josh and Susan at the funfair moved The New Line 3. Cross out (x) the incorrect words Josh is / isn’t very happy after the meeting because he thinks he can / can’t plan a new line of toys. Susan however is / is not happy. In the end, Josh doesn’t agree / agrees to come up with some ideas and Susan won’t / will help him with the rest.
  • Josh’s New Idea 1. Watch the scene. After the scene , roleplay with a partner. One person is Josh, one Susan. Try to re-enact the conversation. The best performance wins a prize!!!! Josh is homesick! 2. Complete Josh’s wishes a) I wish I were ___________________________________. b) I wish I could ___________________________________. c) I wish I had _____________________________________. JOSH (really) GROWS UP 1. Watch. Use the sentences below to retell. Use ordering words: First, Next, Then, After that …..
  • TELLING THE TRUTH 1. Josh is telling Susan the truth. Complete the paragraph using these verbs. Josh first _______________ because he didn’t tell Susan the truth before. He ____________________to __________________ but Susan ______________ him and __________________ he is married. Josh __________________ her and _______________________ her that he is a child but Susan ________________ it is an excuse to break up with her. She gets upset and goes to bed. SAYING GOODBYE 1. Watch the scene muted (no sound). What do you think Josh and Susan are saying to each other? Make a dialogue based on what you see, with a partner. apologize | try | explain | tell misunderstand | think | correct
  • Did you enjoy the movie? OR Thumbs down ? How many stars do you rate it? REVIEW: HOW MUCH DO YOU REMEMBER???????? Watch the movie trailer again (no sound). Tell the class what happened. This is when _____________________________________! Let’s play Jeopardy and review our knowledge!!!
  • The BIG Webquest The International Movie Database http://us.imdb.com/ The IMDB is a great movie resource! You can get information on more than 150,000 movies at this site. You can read reviews, watch film clips, find out about different directors, comment on new releases, buy movie-related stuff and more. First, go to the above address. Then, follow the directions below and have fun answering the questions. 1. Click on Box Office. • What is currently the most popular movie in the US? _________________ • How much money has this movie made? __________________________ • What is it about? _____________________________________________ • What three movies have grossed the most money in US history? • ___________________, ____________________ and ______________ • What three movies have grossed the most money in international history? • ___________________, ____________________ and _______________ 2. Click on Search • Do a title search for Big • What year did this movie come out? ___________________ • Who played young Josh? __________________________________ • How many Academy Awards was the movie nominated for? _______ • What kind of cookie was Josh eating in the hotel room ? ___________ • How long is the movie? ________ minutes. • Look for user comments on this movie. In general, what do IMDB users think of this movie? _________________________________________ • Post your own comment. You will have to do a short registration. (I will check your comments!!!) • Watch the trailer ……..thumbs up or thumbs down 3. BONUS Questions: A. What is the movie of the day? _________________ B. Which actor was born today? __________________ Click on other parts of the site. Browse the world of movies. Have fun!
  • BIG ANSWER KEY Previewing (possible answers) Big is the story of Josh, a young boy, who lives in a town near New York, with his mother and father. His friend Billy, lives next door. Billy and Josh play together. They like sports, cards and playing video games, but they don’t like their morning chores. In school there’s a girl named/called Cynthia, who is Freddie Benson’s sister. She’s very pretty. Josh studies with her but SHE’S BIG! CHECK UP : 1. f 2. F - HE TAKES OUT THE GARBAGE 3. F 4. F – He collects baseball cards 5. T 6. T 7. F – skateboard 8. T
  • Back Home: 1. Midnight. 2. Cynthia 3. Josh’s surname is Baskin At The Super Loops: Although the super Loops ride looks scary, Josh wants to go on it. His mother, however is not so enthusiastic about it. In the end, Josh decides to go and they agree to meet in half an hour at the Ferris Wheel. Scared? Cynthia: Have you been on this before? Josh: Yes Cynthia: Scary? Josh: Yes Cynthia: Are you alone? Josh: Yes. Cynthia: Look! Aren’t those your parents? Josh: Where? Cynthia: Right over there! Josh: Yes. The Zoltar: Drop 25 cents here. Aim ramp at Zoltar’s mouth Zoltar says, “Make your wish” Press red button to release coin Zoltar speaks “Your wish is granted.” Josh makes his wish: I wish I were big. Josh feels c) scared . Why? – The machine worked even though it was unplugged!
  • At School: Billy. It’s me. It’s Josh. Coach Barnes! Shut up. You’re my best friend. Please, you’ve got to believe me! I’ll prove it to you. Billy , please! Help! Help! I know I don’t look like myself but something strange happened and I’m really scared! I need your help! You’re my best friend. I can prove it to you! Josh, You look terrible. I know. At the hotel in New York. (possible answers) Could I have a room please? How much is a room per night? Is breakfast included? Where is the washroom? 2) 1. We would like a hotel room please. 2. $7.50 3 $10.00 4. Why? – for sheets, for the bed. 5. upstairs, on the right, next to the bathroom. 6. cheap! one star! 7. Scared, frightened, terrified. 8. No. He must be home by 10 p.m. Computer operator / clerical transcriber / delivery man / civil engineer / construction engineer / cardiological technician / company clerk / collection agent. X computer assistant / delivery boy / mechanical engineer
  • Applying for a job (Sample questions) 1. Do you like working for ( Toyota / the government / yourself ) ? 2. How long have you (been _________ing)? 3. What exactly do you do? What is your job description? 4. Have you ever ( managed an office) ? The Interview 1. Where have you worked? Have you ever worked with toys? Have you worked with computers before? Do you have any experience? 2. 1. The woman who comes into the room is feeling angry. 2. because her secretary doesn’t work well How much does Josh ear? $ 187.00 / week. The Toy Store hockey game lego toy guns lasers stuffed animals rocking horse model trains board games toy helicopter A Chance Encounter with Mr. MacMillan Are you here with your family? Yes No You work for me, don’t you? I thought so. No. I was just looking around. Me too. I come here every Saturday. Does Mr. MacMillan like Josh? -- Yes. Josh is very honest and simple, direct. He speaks what he thinks.
  • The giant Keyboard 1. F- 3 years 2. T At Josh’s new Office Yes He was promoted to vice president of product development. He must play with toys and give suggestions about how to make them better. HEART AND SOUL - By Dean Martin Heart and soul I fell in love with you, heart and soul Because you held me tight And stole a kiss in the night Heart and soul I begged to be adored I lost control and tumbled overboard gladly That magic night we kissed There in the moon mist Oh but your lips were thrilling, much too thrilling Never before were mine so faintly willing But now I see what one embrace can do That little kiss you stole Held all my heart and soul Now I see what one embrace can do Look at me it's got me loving you madly That little kiss you stole Held all my heart and soul
  • The Meeting 1. T 2. T 3. F – it is a building that turns into a robot 4. F 5. T 6. F – he says, “Well done Josh!” My childhood. Example sentences. I used to (ride my bike ) [but now I don’t] I didn’t use to (teach) [but now I do] The Letter 1. Okay, not that bad. Fine 2. For a month 3. He watches TV. Even goes outside once in a while. 4. No. He doesn’t 5. Send a kiss to Rachel from her big brother. Exploring the limo 1. play with the door lock 2. ask the chauffeur to drive in reverse 3. turn on the radio 4. change the stations 5. open the roof window 6. hold part of his body out 7. pick up the car phone 8. turn on and off the lights
  • Josh after the game to punch 1 game 2 to beat someone up 3 to punch 4 to fight 5 an enemy 6 a war 7 to win X to injure X to hurt X Susan Dumps her Boyfriend! In Susan’s bag are: an exercise tape / two neckties / shampoo / toothpaste / a razor / She also mentions a key BUT it is not in the bag. Feelings 1. Moved 2. sad / let down / disappointed 3. embarrassed 4. very happy / thrilled Josh IS NOT very happy after the meeting because he thinks he CAN”T plan a new line of toys. Susan, however IS happy. In the end, Josh AGREES to come up with some ideas and Susan WILL help him with the rest. Josh’s New Idea I wish I were taller / more intelligent I wish I could swim / speak ________ I wish I had a dog.
  • Josh Becomes an Adult. First, Billy calls Josh up several times without success. Then, Josh gets mad. Next, Billy and Josh have a fight. After that, Josh is too busy with his project. So, Billy leaves. Then, Billy decides to turn up at Josh’s office. After that, Billy hangs up on Josh. Finally, Billy is eager to tell Josh about the Zoltar. Telling the truth Josh first apologises because he didn’t tell Susan the truth before. He tries to explain but Susan misunderstands him and thinks he is married. Josh corrects her and tells her that he is a child but Susan thinks it is an excuse to break up with her. She gets upset and goes to bed.
  • A BIG Webquest The International Movie Database http://us.imdb.com/ The IMDB is a great movie resource! You can get information on more than 150,000 movies at this site. You can read reviews, watch film clips, find out about different directors, comment on new releases, buy movie-related stuff and more. First, go to the above address. Then, follow the directions below and have fun answering the questions. 1. Click on Box Office. • What is currently the most popular movie in the US? Borat • How much money has this movie made? 26.4 m • What is it about? Kazakstani Tv talking head tells about the U.S.A. • What three movies have grossed the most money in US history? • THE TITANIC, STAR WARS and SHREK 2 • What three movies have grossed the most money in international history? • TITANIC, LORD OF THE RINGS , THE RETURN OF THE KING AND HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE 2. Click on Search • Do a title search for Big • What year did this movie come out? 1988 • Who played young Josh? DAVID MOSCOW • How many Academy Awards was the movie nominated for? 2 OSCARS • What kind of cookie was Josh eating in the hotel room ? OREOS • How long is the movie? 104 minutes. • Look for user comments on this movie. In general, what do IMDB users think of this movie? VERY GOOD, ENTERTAINING, GREAT • Post your own comment. You will have to do a short registration. (I will check your comments!!!) • Watch the trailer here……..thumbs up or thumbs down 3. BONUS Questions: A. What is the movie of the day? (VARIOUS ANSWERS) B. Which actor was born today? (VARIOUS ANSWERS) Click on other parts of the site. Browse the world of movies. Have fun!