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2 a world of many languages film terminal

  1. 1. ESCOLA SECUNDÁRIA DE CARVALHOS Language Portfolio My Dossier Listening - 2 A World of Many LanguagesWe have been discussing the importance of the English language in the world today. In the film you are about to watch this isone of the themes; you will see how difficult communication becomes when there is no common language. Let’s practiceEnglish and have fun in class!Take down some notes about the film by completing the following questionnaire.Film Title: _The Terminal____________________Duration : +/- 120 minutesMain Character – name: ______Viktor Navorski________ nationality: ___Krakozhia__________________ personality / characteristics: He is a very hardworking person. He is romantic andvery brave. He never quit of his objectives. He is a patriot.Setting – where the story take place: _____John F. Kennedy International Airport_____ when the story happens: the story happens when a revolution had started inViktor’s country _______________________Plot (story) – Why is he travelling? What happens? While he was going to the U.S., a revolution startedin Krakozhia. Due to the civil war, the United States don’t recognizes Krakozhia as a sovereign nationand denies Viktors entrance to the U.S. territory. He is unable to leave the airport, but he is also unableto return to Krakozhia so Viktor had to live in the terminal. Situations of difficulty in communication: The airport boss asked Viktor to interpret a desperate Russian man with undocumented drugs for his sick father. Viktor claims it is "medicine for goat," barring the drug from confiscation and resolving the crisis. In the film, Viktor had lots of situations where he had problems in communication and some of them are very funny. How does he try to survive? How does he fit in? How does he communicate? Viktorcollected money for food by retrieving vacant baggage trolleys for the 25-cent reward from the machine,but the boss prevented him.Comment / Observation: I loved this film because it’s very funny and creative.Language Portfolio (year 10) – Listening 2

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