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Proficient English language learners or native English speakers develop vocabulary with this five-page packet. The first page contains six fill-in-the-blank questions, and learners must decide which word or words best completes the sentence provided. Example words include voracious, charlatans, disinterred, etc.
Learners begin the lesson by reading a book on film study. After watching the movie "Citizen Kane", they work together to identify the issues concerning the United States before World War II. As a class, they discuss how the ideas and views of the directors make their way into a film.
Learners role play an interview. After researching Audrey Tautou and the movie Amelie, pairs of students take turns interviewing each other. One plays the role of a journalist and the other plays the role of an actress. During the simulation, learners speak in French. The teacher observes their proper use of questions and adjective placement.