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10 Minute Lucy in LA Activities

10 Minute Lucy in LA Activities

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4 listening/speaking tasks that use the videoblog LucyinLA. topics: cities, beauty, jobs and embarrassing moments
4 listening/speaking tasks that use the videoblog LucyinLA. topics: cities, beauty, jobs and embarrassing moments

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10-minute LucyinLA activitiesTeacher’s Guide
N.B.: You should dowload videos before class.
1. TOPIC:
Embarrassing moments
Material:
video Lucy In LA “I got a call back” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpQKN0pjCFE),board, markers
Skills:
listening, speaking
Write on the board for students to answer in pairs:
1.
What happened to Lucy at the audition?
(the director walked in on her in thebathroom)
2.
How did she feel then?
(embarrassed)
3.
How does she feel now? Why?
(exhilarated, because she got a call back)
Then work on vocabulary.
4.
call back, audition, actor (for women too), hysterical, unisex bathroom, walk inon sb, lock the door, dude/guy, swear on my soul, playfulFinally, have them speak and respond to their peers.
5.
What was the most embarrassing moment in your life?6.According to scientists, women are more prone to telling funny, embarrassingstories about themselves, while men prefer telling stories where they are thehero. Do you agree with that? Why do you think that is so?
2. TOPIC:
Jobs
Material:
video Lucy In LA “First Blog” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxllylZN_0I&mode=related&search=), board, markers
Skills:
listening, speaking
Write on the board for students to answer in pairs:
1.
What does she live now?
(in LA)
2.
Where’s she from?
(Georgetown, but she tells everybody she’s from Boston)
3.
What does she do for a living?
(She answers phones in an accounting firm)
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4.
Does she have any benefits?
(No)
5.
Why does she work there?
(To pay her bills)
6.
What’s her dream job?
(Actor. She wants to be in the movies.)
Then work on vocabulary.
7.
a day job, try my hand at, temp (noun and verb), spice things up, save up,clunker (car), hourly wage, benefits, get credits, actor (for women too)
N.B.: SAG card: “SAG is the abbreviation for Screen Actor's Guild. The Screen Actor's Guild covers all unionfilms, commercials, videos that are shot on film. Getting a SAG-CARD is very important to a newcomer wanting to get work in Hollywood or anywhere else union projects are being filmed. Many agents will not takean actor if he does not have a SAG-CARD. Some casting directors will only see SAG talent for their projects.”
Finally, have them speak and respond to their peers changing the questions on the Boardto ask about each other.
3. TOPIC:
Beauty
Material:
video Lucy In LA “Skinny People” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdqOvBfIp70=),board, markers
Skills:
listening, speaking
Tell them they are going to watch a beginning actress talk about skinny people.Write on the board for students to answer in pairs:
1.
What does she think of the female beauty standards nowadays?
(She doesn’tapprove of them because she thinks it is bad for women’s health and influenced bypop culture.)
2.
Why does she draw a comparison between hiring an accountant and hiring anactress?
(To point out that acting, like any other job, should put talent beforeappearance)
3.
According to her, what aspects do casting directors consider when hiring anactress?
(age, body fitness/beauty/appearance, contacts)
4.
What do they disregard?
Talent.
Then work on vocabulary.
5.
bug/ There’s sth really bugging me, skinny, anorexic, chicks, competition,niche, chubby, curvy, a dime a dozen
(UK ALSO be two/ten a penny: to becommon and/or of very little value)
, things line upFinally, have them discuss in small groups.
6.Are there any jobs in which physical appearance should count?
7.
What do you think of modern female/male
beauty standards
?
8.
Is
beauty
really
in the eyes of the beholder 
?
9.
What does the saying “
Beauty is only skin deep
” mean? Do you agree with it?10.Do you know anyone who puts beauty over health?

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