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Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary

Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary
I use a lot of films in my teaching: not just occasional Youtube clips but full-length authentic feature films, and I’ve been wanting for a while to start a new section on this blog where I would upload my film-based materials. I thought December would be a suitable time to share materials for many people’s favourite Christmas film Love Actually.Warning: some scenes are suitable for adults only Activities actually The activities are divided into three parts. They are not particularly imaginative - mainly questions to answer while watching. Feel free to adapt them.Pages 1-2 are for the first part of the film (until 4 weeks to Christmas title appears )Pages 3-8 focus on various characters. Some ideas actually Split-viewing Throughout the film there are a lot of opportunities for split-viewing. Press conference Before you watch the press-conference scene with the British PM and American president, pause the video and get your students to role play the press conference. Vocabulary actually

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