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Cultura THE ENGLISH CORNER LEVEL 3 QUESTIONS: • Select an action performed by one of the characters of the film and explain it. In your opinion, what motivated • What would you have done in that situation? (hypothesis) • Leaders & Leadership. Define what leadership is for you and some of the concepts it entails such as loyalty, patriotism or courage (abstract topic) •“…. that spirit was just born in them …. “ (quotation taken from the film). In your opinion, is a leader born or bred? (opinion, support your opinion) • The figures the general mentions to take The Ant Hill mean a high number of casualties. Would this be acceptable nowadays? What would the military / politicians / mass media say? (hypothesis and opinion) •Shell- shock and post-traumatic stress disorders. What do you know about this issue? (abstract topic) Although this exercise has been focused mainly on speaking skills, it goes without saying that both listening and writing skills can be developed with this method: - The listening skill is practised, when you watch the film in its original English version. - With respect to writing you can choose some of the questions posed in the speaking practice and make up prompts. MORAL Selecting the appropriate war film is very important since some characters of certain war films may be difficult to understand, so select the films you feel confident with, work hard on them and ENJOY THEM TO THE FULLEST EXTEND!!! VOCABULARY Have a browse, excerpt, quotation, figures, casualties, post-traumatic stress disorders, make up, prompt him to act that way? (opinion) WATCH OUT We use “verb+ing” when it is the subject of a sentence NOT “to+infinitive” (this indicates finality) E.g. “Bearing this in mind” NOT “To bear this in mind” E.g. “Selecting the appropriate film” NOT “To select the appropriate film” 80


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