The Haunted Mansion – Scene 04

Film: Haunted Mansion Scene: 04 (0:07:07 to 0:08:20) Level: Pre Intermediate / A2+ Target class:

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General Competence: Ability to learn (study skills: to learn effectively from direct observation of and participation in communication events) Communicative Language Competence: Pragmatic and functional competence (making suggestions, an excuse, persuading, reporting facts about past events) Communicative Language Activities, strategies and processes: Visual reception. Oral production. Audio visual reception Grouping technique: Estimated time: 30 minutes Materials: • • • DVD Haunted Mansion (Language: English – Subtitles: English) Students’ handout Dictionaries

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Teacher’s Notes
Task 1 1. Play the scene from 0:07:07 to 0:10:14 with sound off and without subtitles. 2. Ask students to tell what they think is going on in the scene. 3. Ask students if they can identify what the man is doing. You can write the following options on the board.    4. 5. 6. 7. A man is introducing himself A man is apologizing for something A man is inviting the woman to go out.

Encourage students to justify their decision. What makes them identify the apology. Elicit from students different ways of apologizing in different contexts. Write what students suggest on the board. Possible options:  I’m sorry….  I’d like to apologize for…  Excuse me.  I owe you an apology.  Please accept my apologies.  I regret…

8. Play the sequence from 0:07:07 to 0:10:14 with sound on but without subtitles and ask students to listen to the apology made by the man. Ask students: What does the man apologize for? Who does the man apologize to? 9. Give students a copy of activity 1 and ask students to listen and number the sentences in chronological order. Activity 1 1- Number the sentences said by the man in chronological order.
Chronological Function order

 

  

It’s actually Teddy’s fault that I’m late. He had a little accident in the back seat, cotton all over the place, but I cleaned it up. Okay. We’re gonna take off and go down to the lake like we did last year with the kids for the whole weekend. How’s that sound? I’m on a roll here. We sold seven houses this month. I’m sorry. I’m late. Hey, come on, Sara. Don’t be like that!

2- Match the sentences above with the corresponding function a to e. abcd2/6 Making suggestions in which the speaker is included. Apologizing. Making an excuse. Persuading somebody to change his / her point of view.
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e- Reporting facts about past events.

Teacher’s Notes
10. Play the sequence from 0:07:07 to 0:10:14 again with sound on but without subtitles so that students can do activity 1 11. Play the sequence with sound on and English subtitles so that students can check activity 1. 12. Give students a copy of activity 2 and ask them to use the notes to paraphrase the following sentences. Activity 2 Use the notes given to paraphrase the following sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sometimes he loses his track of the time. I’m on a roll here. Did I miss that much stuff this month? We’re gonna take off and go down to the lake. We can close on this.

Lose track of something To fail to notice or monitor the passing or progress of something. To be on a roll To be successful. To have good luck Stuff miscellaneous items, articles or things. Take off To leave a place Close on something Complete the arrangements for a deal.

13. Correct the activity orally.

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Answer Key
Task 1  The man in the scene is apologizing for being late on his Anniversary.    I’m sorry. I’m late What does the man apologize for? For being late. Who does the man apologize to? To his wife.

Activity 1 1- Number the sentences said by the man in chronological order.
Chronological Function order

 

  

It’s actually Teddy’s fault that I’m late. He had a little accident in the back seat, cotton all over the place, but I cleaned it up. Okay. We’re gonna take off and go down to the lake like we did last year with the kids for the whole weekend. How’s that sound? I’m on a roll here. We sold seven houses this month. I’m sorry. I’m late. Hey, come on, Sara. Don’t be like that!

2 5 4 1 3

c a e b d

2- Match the sentences above with the corresponding function a to e. abcdeMaking suggestions in which the speaker is included. Apologizing. Making an excuse. Persuading somebody to change his / her point of view. Reporting facts about past events.

Activity 2 – Possible answers Use the notes given to paraphrase the following sentences. 1. Sometimes he loses his track of the time. Sometimes he fails to notice the progress of time. 2. I’m on a roll here. I’m being successful. I’m very lucky at the moment. 3. Did I miss that much stuff this month? Did I miss so many things this month? 4. We’re gonna take off. We are going to leave the house and go down to the lake. 5. We can close on this. We can be sure that it is a deal.

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Students’ Handout
This sheet may be photocopied and used within the class.

Activity 1 1- Number the sentences said by the man in chronological order.
Chronological Function order

 

  

It’s actually Teddy’s fault that I’m late. He had a little accident in the back seat, cotton all over the place, but I cleaned it up. Okay. We’re gonna take off and go down to the lake like we did last year with the kids for the whole weekend. How’s that sound? I’m on a roll here. We sold seven houses this month. I’m sorry. I’m late. Hey, come on, Sara. Don’t be like that!

2- Match the sentences above with the corresponding function a to e. abcdeMaking suggestions in which the speaker is included. Apologizing. Making an excuse. Persuading somebody to change his / her point of view. Reporting facts about past events.

Activity 2 Use the notes given to paraphrase the following sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sometimes he loses his track of the time. I’m on a roll here. Did I miss that much stuff this month? We’re gonna take off and go down to the lake. We can close on this.

Lose track of something To fail to notice or monitor the passing or progress of them or it. To be on a roll To be successful. To have good luck Stuff miscellaneous items, articles or things. Take off To leave a place Close on something Complete the arrangements for a deal.

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