Movie magic activity

1. Elicit

First, draw a suggestive picture on the board and write the question template below.

Title: ??????
Location: ??????
Main Characters: ?????
2 Main Events: ????
Ending: ?????????

Then elicit first the questions and then answers imagining the students were entering a competition to create a scenario for a movie . The only guideline is that the picture is central to the movie. This is a fun and class warming exercise.

2. Group Work

Next, you need some pictures, one per group of three. Select some pictures which might be suggestive of stories for movies. It’s a good idea to try and select:

one action picture

one romantic picture

one comedy picture

one horror picture etc

to match as many film genres as possible. Try to choose larger pictures- poster size- because they will be put up on the walls around the classroom. Distribute the pictures and and tell the students to answer the above questions about their pictures in note form.

3. Speaking

Finally, put the “movie posters” up around the walls of the classroom. Ask one student from each group of three students to remain with his or her picture with the “movie notes”. The other two students walk around the room asking the questions above and choose the best movie story. At the end of the activity count up the votes to find a winner.

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