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WARM-UP

BILLY ELLIOT

  • 1. What do you usually do after school?

  • 2. Which of the following after-school activities do you think are typical of

 

-

girls?

- boys?

- both?

basketball

aerobics

computer games

netball

ballet

tennis

boxing

football

WATCHING THE DVD I

WARM-UP BILLY ELLIOT 1. What do you usually do after school? 2. Which of the following

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WARM-UP BILLY ELLIOT 1. What do you usually do after school? 2. Which of the following

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  • 1. Write these names under the correct pictures:

Billy Eliot His father The ballet teacher Billy’s brother Billy’s best friend

  • 2. Answer these questions.

  • 1. How many people are walking down the street?

  • 2. Are they talking in the street?

  • 3. Where are they talking? Describe the place.

  • 4. What’s the weather like?

WARM-UP BILLY ELLIOT 1. What do you usually do after school? 2. Which of the following

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WARM-UP BILLY ELLIOT 1. What do you usually do after school? 2. Which of the following

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WATCHING THE DVD II

  • 1. True or false? Correct the false ones.

  • 1. Billy Elliot’s brother is happy.

  • 2. Billy is thirteen years old.

  • 3. Billy wants to go to a language school.

  • 4. He dances on the kitchen table.

  • 2. Who said the following sentences?

  • 1. “I think we better go inside”

  • 2. “No, I'm perfectly serious.”

  • 3. “I'm not having my brother running around like a right twat for your gratification.”

  • 4. “I wanna be a ballet dancer.”

  • 5. “So, piss off. He's not doing any more ballet!”

WATCHING THE DVD III

  • 1. Match the two halves of the sentences.

  • 1. Billy missed

…… calm yourself down, son.

  • 2. It’s where

…… about it.

  • 3. What qualifications

…… they teach the ballet.

  • 4. I haven’t come here

…… this might be hard for you.

  • 5. I think you should

…… have you got?

  • 6. If you go near him again,

…… I’ll smack you.

  • 7. Well, for all we know

…… a very important audition.

  • 8. I know

…… a teacher are you?

  • 9. And anyway, what do you know

…… you could be some nutter.

10. What sort of

…… to defend myself.

AFTER YOU WATCH:

  • 1. SPEAKING. Discuss the following questions:

    • 1. When Billy decides to become a ballet dancer, why does his family not accept it?

    • 2. How do you think Billy feels in the end?

    • 3. What will happen next? Do you think he will go to the Royal Ballet School and fulfill his dream?

    • 4. Has anything similar happened to you? Have you ever chosen an activity your family has not accepted or understood? Tell your partner.

    • 5. Would your family like you to be a ….

ballet dancer? Why? Why not?

a plumber?

a racing driver?

a secretary? a hairdresser?

Useful language:

 

He feels … / He doesn’t feel…

I think ….

/ I don’t think…

I have …. / I have never…

 

A ………

...

is not a girl’s

/ boy’s activity

 

BILLY ELLIOT

Transcript

- Billy? - Please, Miss.

  • - Don't. - What's going on, Billy?

Who the fuck are you?

  • I think we better go inside.

  • I know this might be hard for you ...

but,

today, Billy missed a very important audition.

... Audition? For the Royal Ballet School. The Royal Ballet? School. It's where they teach the ballet. You've got to be joking, love. No, I'm perfectly serious.

Have you any idea what we're going through? I've been in a fucking cell, all night ...

...

and

you come around here, talking shite. And you

...

Fucking ballet!

What are you trying to do, make him a scab for the rest of his life? Look at him. He's only eleven for fuck's sake.

  • - You've got to start training young. - Shut it.

I'm not having my brother running around like a right twat for your gratification.

Excuse me. This is not for my gratification. What good will it do him? You're not taking him away. He's only a bairn. What about giving him a childhood?

  • I don't want one. I wanna be a ballet dancer. And anyway, what do you know about it? What qualifications have you got?

Look, I haven't come here to defend myself. Well, for all we know, you could be some nutter. Get the fucking Social on to you.

  • I think you should calm yourself down, son.

You say he can dance? Go on, then. Let's see this fucking dancing. This is ridiculous! If you're a fucking ballet dancer, then let's be having

you.

  • - Don't you dare! - What sort of a teacher are you? He's got the chance to dance. Now, you're fucking

telling him not to. Dance, you little twat! So, piss off. He's not doing any more ballet! If you go near him again, I'll smack you, you middle-

class cow.

 

You know nothing about me, you sanctimonious little

shit!

He won't grow up to race whippets, grow leeks or piss his wages up the wall. Listen! He's been with me ... Billy, wait there! Billy, come on! Hurry up!

Pilar Pampín y Rosa Muíños (aprox. minuto 60 ,secuencia 5 minutos)