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Five Star Films: An Intermediate Listening/Speaking Text


Through listening and speaking activities based on scenes from five classic films, this text is aimed at developing studfents' abilities to comprehend authentic text.
  • Authentic materials based on dialog from five popular motion pictures.
  • Authentic reading passages to develop schema.
  • Culturally relavant material about indigenous people, minority issues, and language and gender.
  • Stimulating movies - Gone With The Wind, Dances with Wolves, To Kill a Mockingbird, Casablanca, and When Harry Met Sally.
Unit Contents
Each of the five chapters contains:
- A short reading with discussion questions focused on issued pertinent to the film.
- A mediumk-length authentic reading by such authors as Bruce Catton (civil war). Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights). Herman Wouk (World War II) and Deboirah Tannen (language and gender).
- Communicative idiom development work.
- Extensive work with six scenes from the film.
- Questions for use before and after viewing the entire film.
- Follow-up activity suggestions.
- Suggestions for other films which may be of interest.

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