ERIC Number: ED421009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Who Dunnit? Language Activities for Mystery Movies.
Katchen, Johanna E.
Use of English-language mystery movies is recommended to teach English-as-a-Second-Language listening and speech skills outside an English-language environment. A variety of issues are discussed, including the following: presenting the film in segments for more effectiveness; presenting students with activities that develop specific aspects of the film (dialogue completion, intonation practice, character description, prediction of future events, cultural elements, nonverbal behavior); preparation of a transcript to facilitate study of idioms or vocabulary; and selection of an appropriate film. Pre-teaching questions to motivate students are offered, and specific activities designed to accompany an Agatha Christie murder mystery are outlined. (Contains 13 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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