CINEMA.HOLLYWOOD Leonora Simonenko, a teacher of English, gymnasium # 1, Odessa Objectives: To practice students’ listening skills; To develop students’ reading and speaking skills on the topic “Cinema”; To get a lot of interesting information about Hollywood; To motivate students to learn the English language; To wide students’ outlook. Equipments: a computer, a screen, an episode of the film “The Devil Wears Prada”, pictures, posters, handout. Procedure I.INTRODUCTION T: Good morning. Nice to meet you. Today we are going to talk about cinema. It is, without doubt, one of the most popular forms of entertainment. II.WARMING - UP Vocabulary practice T: Let’s remember various kinds of films among which are: a western, a horror film, a musical, a historical film, a documentary, an adventure film, a cartoon, a crime/detective or thriller, a comedy, a science fiction film, a love story/romantic film, a melodrama (Students’ answers). T: Now let us see how well you know the active vocabulary on the topic “Cinema”. Task 1 Match the types of films (1-8) with what happens in them (a-h). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Thriller – Romantic comedy – Drama – Musical – Western – Sci-fi film – Documentary – Horror – a) b) c) d) e) Authentic shots of real events are shown, real people talk about them. The plot is not as important as the songs and dancing. People face serious problems and have serious conversations about them. A brave sheriff fights alone against five gunmen. There’s an exciting plot, usually about crime or spying, and a lot of suspense. f) Strange and very frightening things happen. g) Someone falls in love but there are two hours of silly adventures and funny dialogue before they are finally together. h) There are spaceships, aliens and lots of special effects. T: The next task also deals with the glossary of the topic. Task 2 Match the words connected with the cinema to their definitions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Director – Cast – Audience – Screenplay – Adaption – Shot – Acting – Subtitles – a) b) c) d) e) The people who are watching a film or play. A film version of a book. The way actors play their roles. A single film sequence. The translation of what is said in a foreign film which appears at the bottom of the screen. f) All the actors in a film. g) The creator of a film who instructs the actors and cameramen. h) The text of a play or film. Task 3 Complete the sentences with the verbs from the box. Use the verbs in the correct form. Direct dub release shoot star 1. In Pirates of the Carribean, Johny Depp ____ as Jack Sparrow. 2. They are ____ a film in our street! There are vans, lights, cameras and about a hundred people. 3. E.T. was ____ by Steven Spielberg. 4. The original Star Wars was ____ in 1977. 5. I don’t like ____ films. I always watch the subtitled version. T: Thank you very much, I see you really know your active vocabulary. III.MAIN PART T: As I have already said the title of our today’s lesson is “Cinema”, to be more precise “Hollywood”. Lots of outstanding films were produced in Hollywood. Each of us has heard this word many times. But for majority of us it means something connected with cinema. Hollywood is a stronghold of cinema industry. Hollywood is a powerful film studio, which produces a lot of films a year. The films are produced at high professional and technical standard. Hollywood has the richest modern technical basis. The best actors and producers of the whole word tend to work in Hollywood. The films produced in Hollywood are, as a rule, popular in many countries of the world. The faces of American film stars are well-known to cinema lovers all over the world. Supply – and – demand, everything is driven by dollar are the main rules of Hollywood. IV.Listening T: Now, we are going to watch an episode of the film “The Devil Wears Prada”. The film was released in 2006. It was directed by David Frankel. The movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. The genre is melodrama. I would like you to concentrate your attention on the conversation between Miranda, who is the editor – in – chief and Andy who wants to get a job of assistant in the magazine. You will be given two tasks: to fill the gaps in the text, to answer the questions to it. Is it clear? Are you ready? Let’s start! Fill the gaps - Who are you? - Uh, my name is Andy Sachs. I - And what are you graduated from Northwestern University. here? job as your assistant. And, um… Yeah, I came to New York to - Well, I think I could do a be a and sent letters out everywhere and then finally got a and met with Sherry up at Human Resources. And, - So you don't - Uh, no. , it's this or Auto Universe. Runway? - And before today, you had - No. - And you have no heard of me. or sense of fashion. depends on what you're… - Well, um, I think - No, no. That wasn't a . - Um, I was editor in chief of the Daily Northwestern. I college journalists with my - That's all. - Yeah. You from Elias-Clarke , um, won a national competition for on the janitors' union, which exposed the exploitation. , okay. You're right. I don't fit in here. I am not don't know that much about . But I'm smart. I learn fast and I will - I got the exclusive on the Cavalli for Gwyneth... but the headdress that she's wearing... she or glamorous and I very hard. is, with that huge feathered like she's working the main stage at the Golden Nugget. - Thank you for time. - Who is that sad little person? Are we a before-and-after piece I don't know about? Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What did Andy graduate from? Why did Andy come to New York? How did she get a call from Elias – Clarke? Did she read “Runway”? What was her job in the “Daily Northwestern”? What kind of competition did she win? How did she describe herself and her practical abilities? What did Miranda demonstrate during their conversation? V.SPEAKING T: It’s time to pass on to your home assignment you were given at the previous lesson. Everybody got some questions about Hollywood to answer. In such a way each answer will be a piece of the story about Hollywood. You should listen to the speakers attentively. To sum up the information you have to do the test. Student 1: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What is the Hollywood? Where is Hollywood situated? Why did Hollywood become a centre of film industry? How did Hollywood develop during World War I? How many studious were there at that time? Name the producers of the studious. Student 2: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The beginning of Hollywood Silent cinema Who was one of the most popular producers of silent cinema? What is his innovation in cinematography? What are his best known films? Who were the brightest stars of the silent cinema? Who is regarded as one of the greatest and most inscrutable movie stars? What can you tell your classmates about Charles Spenser Chaplin? Student 3: Golden Age of Hollywood 1. 2. 3. 4. When was the start of the Golden Age of Hollywood? What film was the first – all – talking feature film? What film studio dominated the screen throughout the Golden Age? What was another great achievement of US cinema during this era? Student 4: Wartime Hollywood 1. What was Hollywood’s greatest contribution to the World War? 2. What did Wartime films feature? 3. Name famous Wartime films? Student 5: Great Hollywood Stars 1. What new Hollywood stars appeared after World War II? 2. Who was the brightest film star of the USA in the 50-th and 60-th? 3. What actress is known for her acting skills and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle? Student 6: Hollywood in the 60-th 1. When did Hollywood have great problems? 2. What film marked the birth of new American cinema? 3. How did Hollywood film studio overcome the crisis? Student 7: 1. 2. 3. 4. What films began a new era of blockbusters? Name modern Hollywood producers. What new trend appeared in Hollywood repertoire? When was the Hollywood Walk of Fame created? Student 8: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Modern Hollywood The American Film Academy What is AMPAS? What is Academy known for around the world? Who can be granted membership of the Academy? Who is the current president of the Academy? What is Oscar? What Oscar films and actors do you know? T: Well done! I enjoyed your presentations. You have proved that you are smart and curious. There were a lot of amazing information and useful facts in your reports. As I’ve said to sum up the information you have to do the test. The history of Hollywood Choose the correct variant. 1. Where is Hollywood situated? a) In California , USA. b) In Florida, USA. c) In Great Britain. 2. Hollywood became the centre of cinematography because of … . a) commercial problems of that time b) favourable natural conditions of the place c) unknown conditions 3. In the years of World War I there were … . a) 5 studios b) 15 studios c) 50 studios 4. The most popular producer of the silent cinema was … . a) David Wark Griffith b) Charles Spenser Chaplin c) Steven Spielberg 5. Charlie Chaplin was one of the most … personalities of the silent-film era. a) controversial b) tragic c) creative 6. What period is called “The Golden Age” of Hollywood? a) 1930-1945. b) 1920-1950. c) 1950-1970. 7. Combat films of the war years emphasised… . a) suffering b) tragedy c) patriotism 8. The great problems of Hollywood in the 60th were of … . a) commercial character b) criminal character c) unknown character 9. “Oscar” is an annual prize for … . a) only American films b) only foreign films c) the best American and foreign films Key: 1a, 2b, 3a, 4a, 5c, 6b, 7c, 8a, 9c VI.HOME ASSIGNMENT I hope you are ready to share your impression with us about your favourite films and actors. 1. You should give basic information about the film. Say where and when it is said, and give some background. 2. Briefly mention some of the main events. 3. Evaluate the performance of the main characters. Comment on the script. Evaluate the filming, locations, costumes. 4. Finish with a brief comment.