Цілі: формувати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць; вдосконалювати навички читання, аудіювання й усного монологічного мовлення; розвивати пізнавальні інтереси учнів; виховувати правильне ставлення до мистецтва, а також загальну культуру учнів.
Listen to the movie synopses – a brief summary of a written work or a movie – below and try to guess the title of the movie.
Movie 1: …
This is an action film starring Tobey Maguire. He plays a superhero who has to stop the evil genius Dr. Octopus. Unfortunately, his real life problems as college student Peter Parker cause him to temporarily give up being the superhero.
Movie 2: …
When a criminal maniac, Sirius Black, escapes from prison, Harry Potter, who is played by Daniel Radcliffe, has to be careful. It turns out that Sirius is not who he seems.
Movie 3: …
In this romance, Kate Winslet plays an upper class woman who falls in love with a poor artist. The story takes place aboard a ship that is struck by an iceberg and sunk. In the end, Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, survives but the poor artist, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio, dies.
Movie 4: …
This is a sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves. His character, Neo, is a computer hacker who discovers that life on earth is a fa ade created by intelligent machines that use humans to generate energy.
Movie 5: …
This is a comedy starring Jim Carrey. When a light falls from the sky, Carrey’s character Truman begins to suspect that something is wrong with the world. He goes on to discover that his whole life is being filmed as a show for others to watch.
Do ex. 1, p. 176.
Listen to a review of a film, then note down who people below are.
The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film, which was a box office success, set in Sitka, Alaska. How are the elements of the charming, traditional romantic comedy The Proposal like the checklist of a charming, traditional bride?
The story of a haughty woman and an exasperated man who hate each other – until they realize they love each other – is proudly square, in the tradition of rom-coms from the 1940s and ‘50s. Or is it straight out of Shakespeare’s 1590s? Sandra Bullock is the shrew, Margaret, a pitiless, high-powered New York book editor first seen multitasking in the midst of her aerobic workout. Ryan Reynolds is Andrew Paxton, her put-upon foil of an executive assistant, a younger man who accepts abuse as a media – industry hazing ritual. And there the two would remain, locked in mutual disdain, except for Margaret’s fatal flaw – she’s Canadian. Margaret, with her visa expired, faces deportation and makes the snap executive decision to marry Andrew in a green-card wedding. It’s an offer the underling can’t refuse if he wants to keep his job. Andrew insists that Margaret make him an editor after their marriage and publish his book. Margaret agrees.
The couple travels to Sitka, Alaska, Andrew’s home town, to meet his family. Margaret meets Andrew’s mother Grace (Mary Steenburgen) and grandmother Annie a. k. a “Gammy” (Betty White). During a welcome home party, Andrew confronts his father, Joe (Craig T. Nelson), who is angry about Andrew’s dating the boss he has so long disliked and thinks he is using her to get ahead in his career. After their argument, Andrew announces the engagement to everyone. Margaret also meets Gertrude (Malin kerman), Andrew’s ex-girlfriend.
The next day, Grace and Annie take Margaret to a local bar to watch a strip dance by a locally famous but over-the-hill exotic dancer, Ramone (Oscar Nunez). Stepping away from the show, Margaret learns from Gertrude that Andrew wanted to become an editor and make his own life and that Andrew had proposed to Gertrude. However, Gertrude refused because she didn’t want to leave Sitka for New York.
The next day, the family convinces them to marry while they’re in Sitka. Andrew is stressed, and Margaret tries to comfort him. After Margaret realizes how close Andrew’s family is, she becomes upset and leaving. Then Annie fakes a heart attack and convinces them to reconcile before she “passes away”. Annie admits faking the attack. Andrew’s parents realize he really loves Margaret. Andrew goes to New York and tells Margaret he loves her in front of the entire office staff.
The chemical energy between Bullock and Reynolds is fresh and irresistible. In her mid-40s, Bullock has finessed her dewy America’s Sweetheart comedy skills to a mature, pearly texture. Reynolds, meanwhile, is just refining his dry comedy thing, learning to get the most from his deceptive cute-face looks. Who knew these two would, hmmm, complete each other? Working together, both are surer and more disciplined in delivering their comedy goods.
Critics said the film was inoffensive, but reminiscent of dozens of other films in the same genre. Naturally, there is a mildly misogynistic tone. The boisterous family dynamics. The eccentric supporting. The snappy screwball dialogue in Pete Chiarelli’s script. And the way Anne Fletcher directs like a camp counselor wrangling bunkmates… it’s all been seen before. For a reason. These elements work.
Margaret Tate ________ Andrew Paxton __________
Grace ______________ Annie__________________
Joe_________________ Gertrude ______________
Ramone ____________ Pete Chiarelli____________
Anne Fletcher ________
True or False
1) The film takes place in the north of Canada.
2) It’s a love-story.
3) Both main characters are boring.
4) The ending is predictable as always.
5) The idea of the film is the newest one.
6) The film had quite a great success.
1) What’s one of your favorite movies?
2) What kind of movie is it? Who’s in it? Who directed it? Why do you like it?
3) When did it come out? Where was it filmed?
4) How many times have you seen it?
5) Would you recommend it? Why?
Do ex. 4, p. 177.