Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Danish Girl

Art and inspiration, fiction and reality. This movie is simply beautiful. Inspired by the lives of Danish couple Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Gerda asks her husband to fill in for a life model for her portrait of a dancer, and since … Continue reading

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This movie is really interesting and quite useful when we deal with history. If you want to teach something different, use Suffragette to make the ideas more clear. The movie follows the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight … Continue reading

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Autism and our students

Sometimes, we are challenged with groups of students that are special and need some special attention.     I have just discovered this movie and I really enjoyed watching it: it is a lovely story about an autistic and brilliant … Continue reading

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Tea time and English!

Using ads and websites information as a reading activity can encourage students to read as native people do: perhaps the content is difficult, but it shows the language in its natural context. Sometimes, adapted texts avoid certain structures and vocabulary … Continue reading

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Another queen

Another queen, another part of England’s history: The Young Victoria.   The movie centers on young and inexperienced Queen Victoria who is resolved to establish her authority over those who rule in her stead, and draws strength from the love of … Continue reading

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

History of England is interesting to teach and  this movie might help our students  get closer to some important characters and events. Further reading   1998 version     Ask students to compare both movies and to discuss about what … Continue reading

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Becoming Jane

Jane Austen: do you need some ideas how to teach about her life and the period she lived in? Try to use some scenes from the movie:   Becoming Jane is a biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Pets

I really love this movie and I think it can also help us teach our pupils how to deal with topics like: friendship, revenge, animals and owners’ relationship, respect…     Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable … Continue reading

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