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ESL MODULE 1 : LEARN ENGLISH BY LISTENING AND READING

UNIT 4 : MOVIE TRAILERS & VIDEO CLIPS

 A VIDEO CLIP A : WITCH DOCTOR'S DISEASE -   
                              FROM MADAGASCAR ESCAPE 2 AFRICA

 

PRE-VIEWING EXERCISE:

1)  Cite at least three (3)  ways to get infected with a disease

2)  Cite some ways to stay healthy.

 

Watch the video clip and listen carefully on the words used during the conversation.

 

LISTENING EXERCISE:

1) What are some of the lines or expressions in the video clip that you can recall?

2) Do you hear some words that sounds unfamiliar to you? Name them.

3) Please try to answer the meaning of the following phrases or words below:

 

"BROWN SPOT" -

"COVERED" -

 

VOCABULARY BUILDING

 

"observant" - an individual that percieves details that are most times left unnoticed.

"The little girl is very observant on how her mom fixes her hair."

 

" ridiculous" - foolish; silly

Please don't tell me more ridiculous stories about the past.

 

"knotty" -  tangled in knots;  complicated, difficult.

"The elephant's trunk got knotty.

 

IDIOMS:

"break a leg" : a way of wishing someone a good chance of success.

"I heard you will run for the marathon tomorrow, break a leg!"

 

"grab it by the horns" : you deal head-on and directly with a problem

"Problems get worst if we don't grab it by the horns."

 

TEXT COMPLETION EXERCISE

 

"Oohh! Say you've got a brown _______ there on your shoulder."

"Yes that's very ________ of you Stephen."

"As you can see I'm _______ with brown spots."

"Ok, that ______ will be good as new in a few weeks."

"So, I don't have to ______ out a dying hole?"

"No, Timo. You've got a whole _______ahead of you." Really?

"Go out there and ______ it by the ______."

" Thank you _______  Mankiewicz!"

"Break a leg! Sweet kid."

"Ahmmm this spot looks like a witch doctor's disease."

"Witch doctor's disease? That's the most _______ disease I've heard of,  Stephen.

"Wow! Don't ask. Someone's been ________."

"Ok this won't _____ a bit."

"Joe, our last witch______, he had a spot just like that."

"Monday Joe, _________, no Joe .... Wednesday no Joe!"

 

MATCHING EXERCISE:

Match the items on B (below) with the items on A left.

 

1. Play well, _____________!

2. Her hair gets  _________ everytime she gets off the swimming pool.  

3. The wise men are very _________ on where the bright star would lead them to reach the manger.

4. That sounds _________ to me. I can't believe you like to eat uncooked rice.

5. Do you think we can solve this easily if we ________?

 

B

knotty

observant

ridiculous

break a leg

grab it by the horns