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My lesson based on series

LION: A Long Way from Home.

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My lesson based on series

  1. 1. MY LESSON BASED ON SERIES. Pilar Pando Name: LION: A Long Way From Home. Original network: Netflix Segment timing: extract from1:35 to 1:60. Genre: drama, based on true facts. Topics: Child abuse, poverty, education as a means to improve, resilience, determination, adoption. Age: Teens, adults Level: upper intermediate. Time: 45 minutes Aims: -To acquire part of the basic film terminology -To learn adjectives used to describe feelings and appearance. - To acquire vocabulary connected with first impressions. -To revise the structure “used to” for habits in the past. -To foster media literacy skills Recommended class procedure: Before you watch: you may resort to the poster of the film and elicit what students know about it. Provide the names of the characters if necessary. Do task A. While watching: Do task B . After watching: Do task D.
  2. 2. TASK A. In groups: Use the poster to describe the setting in place of the film and to describe physical appearance. 1)Describe Saroo . 2)Describe his village. 3)Some questions to foster discussion: -Do you think the film is based on true facts? -Why do you think the film is called “A long way from home” in English? -Do you remember getting lost and separated from your family as a kid ? Do you remember how you felt? If not, can you imagine how you could have felt? Task B. While watching try to complete this chart. Watch it more than once if necessary.  Film  Lion: A Long Way from Home.  Analyse the title: why was it chosen? Does it have any relation with the segment chosen? . Analyse flashbacks in this segment. What do they add to the piece?  Analyse Music. How does it contribute to transmit feelings? . Theme. Can you recognize any themes in this segment?  Analyse some elements of cinematography: camera angles, shots and film speed.  Analyze Characterization: describe the thrree characters that appear on this segment. What do they look like? Do they look alike? Use as many adjectives as you can
  3. 3. While watching pay attention to the moment Saroo arrives in his home town. Check the use of used to. What does he say? Complete. I used to…………………………………………………………………………………………. . Can you think of any place you used to live when you were very young or any places you used to visit regularly? Complete this sentence. I used to……………………………………………………………………………………………. TASK C After watching the segment watch this video the real Saroo recorded to summarize part of his traumatic experience. http://bit.ly/1eziewx 1) Now write a diary entry from Saroo´s point of view retelling the events he had to go through. (200 words) 2) Include two examples of used to in your entry. 3) Include an expression Saroo uses in his video to mean that something is difficult to find specially because the search area is too big.

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