Oceanarium Reimagined Activity Teacher Final


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Oceanarium Reimagined Activity Teacher Final

  1. 1. Teacher’s Sheet OCEANARIUM REIMAGINED SHEDD AQUARIUM (Reopened on May 22, 2009.) INTRODUCTION Arial view of Chicago's Museum Campus In Chicago, there is the Chicago’s Museum Campus. It’s composed of the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field, all tied together by green space. You’re going to watch a video on the Shedd Aquarium. It’s one of the premier aquariums in the USA and home to an impressive collection of underwater life.
  2. 2. PRE - VIEWING What sea animals are these? Match the names to the pictures below: (1)bottlenose dolphin (5) beluga cab (9) sea turtle (2) penguin chick (6) fishes (10) sea horse (3) sea otter (7) manatee (11) lobster (4) star fish (8) jelly fish (12) sea lion (2) penguin chick (12) sea lion (9) sea turtle (10) sea horse (3) sea otter (1) bottlenose dolphin (4) star fish (8) jellyfish (6) fishes (5) beluga cab (11) lobster (7) manatee
  3. 3. WHILE VIEWING FIRST VIEWING Watch the video and select the sea animals that are mentioned. KEY: Beluga cab, penguin chicks, sea otters, sea lions and fishes. SECOND VIEWING Watch the video again and decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F): 1. (F) The Shedd Aquarium was reimagined in 1991. 2. (F) The Shedd Aquarium is the most visited aquarium in the world. 3. (T) The Shedd Aquarium was reimagined to improve both the animals’ habitats and the facilities for the guests. 4. (T) In the Shedd Aquarium, one can go into the water and relate to the belugas. 5. (F) The beluga whales are the only performers in the amphitheater 6. (F) Now the otters have a new home along the rocky shores. THIRD VIEWING To the teacher: Elicit some regular verbs in the past tense, and ask students to decide if the pronunciation of those verbs is the same or different. Write the verbs on the board, in the correct column. Explain that the “-ed” ending of verbs in the past / past participle forms has three pronunciations: / p /, / / or / / /. Drill them. Hand in the video script to the students and ask them to watch the video again to find out examples of the different pronunciations of “-ed”. Watch the video once more, underline the regular verbs on the script sheet you received and decide if the “-ed” ending of these verbs are pronounced / / /, / / or / / /. Could you find all the three types? Note that some words ending in “–ed” are not verbs; they are adjectives: e.g. – improved lighting.
  4. 4. KEY: Opened / O/ Visited / Vi / Rescued / R / Enjoyed / E / Recoated / Re/ Updated / Up/ Added / Ad/ Guided / Gu/ Showcased / S / Learned / L / Note to the teacher: 1. When the pronunciation of the infinitive ends in a vowel or voiced consonant, the pronunciation of the _ed suffix will be /p/. 2. When the pronunciation of the infinitive ends with a voiceless consonant, the pronunciation of the _ed suffix will be /p/. 3. When the pronunciation of the infinitive ends with an alveolar stop consonant – /d/ or /t/, – the pronunciation of the _ed suffix will be /o r/.