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ESL MODULE 1 : LEARN ENGLISH BY LISTENING AND READING

UNIT 4 : MOVIE TRAILERS & VIDEO CLIPS

TITLE  A : MADAGASCAR ESCAPE 2 AFRICA TRAILER        
PRE-VIEWING EXERCISE:   
1) Have you ever been to Africa?     
2) Have you been in trouble in a foreign land?   
    
MOVIE PLOT / SYNOPSIS:
In the highly-anticipated sequel to Madagascar, Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins and the chimps find themselves marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar.  In the face of this obstacle, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane sort of.  Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the wildest place of all the vast plains of Africa, where the members of our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the very first time.  Africa seems like a great place but is it better than their Central Park home?
 

 

LISTENING EXERCISE:

1) What are some of the lines or expressions in the video trailer 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 words below:

BUCKLE UP -

CRASH LANDING -

MOVE IT -

CALL -

DEPLOY -

 

TEXT COMPLETION EXERCISE:

Fill in the blanks with the correct words or expressions used in the movie trailer.

"I like to move it, move it"

"She _____ to move it, move it!" "We like to _________ "

New York City! "Here _____ ______, babe! "

"If you ever come to look us up in Manhattan, _____ ______ to call first."

"Hey! _________ friends." Hahaha, I'm lady which of you is _________to me?

_________ though. _______.

________ up boys. Don't look doll, this might get hairy. Watch! Watch! Waaatch...

We've lost _________ one. And engine two is no _______ on fire.

________! This is your captain ________.

I've _____ good news and _____ _______. The good news is we'll be _______ immediately.

The bad news is we're __________ landing. Ahhh! Thanks again for choosing Air Penguin.

It's more fun to raise your arms like these. I love you Gloria! I _____ have.

Deploy! ________ _______boys!

Who says a penguin ______ ______?

 

KEY VOCABULARY:

"The movie Madagascar is highly anticipated to be the best animated film of the year."

"Madagascar Escape to Africa" is a sequel of the first Madagascar story shown five years ago.

 

The setting of the story was in the distant shores of Africa named "Madagascar"

 

The chimps found themselves marooned to a faraway land.

 

In the face of a difficult situation the chimps were able to escape from their enemies.

 

One of man's biggest obstacles in finding the right way is his forgetfulness.

 

The soldiers hatched a plan for an escape from their enemy's camp.

 

They repaired an old airplane with military precision.

 

The guys were sort of able to get the airplane's engine running.

 

When the old airplane was aloft, all the passengers buckled up their seatbelts.

 

I felt like airborne whenever I go skydiving.

 

The vast plains in Africa is full of wild life.

 

Their first encounter with the wildlife in Africa was so exciting.

 

The same species of birds flock together

 

I always read the synopsis of the movie before watching it.

 

 

MATCHING EXERCISE

Match the items on A  with the items on B.   Select the best answer to complete the missing words in the sentence.

          A                                                                                                                                       

 

1. They landed at a _______ _______ across the big island.

2. He ______ _______on how to get rich quickly.

3. Let us go over the _________ of the movie.

4. What are the possible ________ in a man's progress?

5. We stayed _______ for too long before our plane landed safely.

6. My _________ with the chimps at the zoo was very funny.

7. I like to plant some rice and wheat in the ________ ________of America.

 

B

distant shores

vast plains

synopsis

hatched a plan

aloft

obstacle

 

POST-VIEWING EXERCISE:

Talk with your partner using the new words or idioms about the following situation:

1) You and your friend went boating to an island and you found out that your boat has a problem.  So you are not able to      go back.

2)  You had a first encounter with a giant man in the island and you are so afraid.  But you want the giant  to be your friend.