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This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1)
Learner type: Teens and adults
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Speaking, performing a roleplay, watching a short film,
Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society
Language: Questions
Materials: Short film


1.After EarthNEW

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1, 000 years after events forced humanity's escape from the planet. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help. In this clip, Cypher issues his instructions to his son, and makes sure that the young man has understood him and appreciates the importance of the mission.


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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio | See full cast and crew



3.Beautiful Creatures

Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Director: Richard LaGravenese
Writers: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Kami Garcia (based on the novel "Beautiful Creatures" by), 1 more credit »Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Viola Davis | See full cast and crew.



5.The Hangover Part 3

When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the lam.

Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin, 2 more credits »
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis | See full cast and crew



6.The Dark Knight Rises NEW

Eight years after the death of Harvey Dent, the Gotham City Police Department has nearly eradicated organized crime with powers granted by the Dent Act, legislation inspired by Dent. Batman has disappeared, with Bruce Wayne becoming a recluse. Feeling guilty over his role in the cover-up of Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon writes a resignation speech confessing the truth, but decides that the city is not ready to hear it. While pursuing criminals in the sewers, Gordon is captured and his speech is taken by a terrorist named Bane. Gordon escapes and is found by patrol officer John Blake. While recuperating, Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.



7.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.



8.The Amazing Spider-Man NEW

A young Peter Parker discovers his father Richard's study has been burglarized by an unknown thief. Gathering up hidden documents, Peter's parents take him to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, then mysteriously depart.
Years later, a teenaged Peter attends Midtown Science High School, where he is bullied by Flash Thompson and has caught the eye of the beautiful Gwen Stacy. At home, Peter finds his father's papers and learns he worked with fellow scientist Dr. Curt Connors at Oscorp. Sneaking into Oscorp, Peter enters a lab where a "biocable" is under development from genetically modified spiders, one of which bites him. On the subway ride home, he discovers that he has developed spider-like abilities.



9. Madagascar 3 NEW

The story continues from the events of the second film. Alex (Ben Stiller) has a nightmare about himself and his friends still stranded in Africa and finding they have all gotten old. He then wakes from his dream on his birthday, and the animals present him with a miniature model of New York City. Alex suggests to Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) that they should go to Monte Carlo to get the penguins to fly them back to New York City, which they agree to.



5.The Avengers NEW

The Asgardian Loki encounters the Other, the leader of an extraterrestrial race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract,2 a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki a Chitauri army with which he can subjugate the Earth. Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill arrive at a remote research facility during an evacuation, where physicist Dr. Erik Selvig is leading a research team experimenting on the Tesseract. Agent Phil Coulson explains that the object has begun radiating an unusual form of energy.



6. The Day After Tomorrow

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age?
This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid). Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. The ice cores that he's drilled in Antarctica show that it happened before, ten thousand years ago. And now he's warning officials that it could happen again if they don't act soon. But his warning comes too late.



issue74/Films The Emperor´s Club.doc 7. The Emperors Club - review

The Emperors Club is a movie starring Kevin Kline
and is based on The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin.
Mr. Hundert, a Western Civilization teacher at a
private school for boys in the U.S., educates
his students in the classical studies of Greek
and Roman scholars, but he also believes that it
is his ultimate responsibility as an educator to
mould the characters of his students. He asks his
students, "How will history remember you?" and
teaches his students that "Great ambition and
conquest without contribution is without
significance. "He encourages his students to walk
with the great men who have walked before them.




issue73/Toy Story 3.doc 8. Toy Story 3 - review

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When their owner Andy goes to college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the rest of the toys are given to a daycare center in the third installment of the classic Pixar franchise. see more...



Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck
Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Tony Mendez (based on a selection from "The Master of Disguise" by), 1 more credit »
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin | See full cast and crew




Issue72/Films INVICTUS.pdf 9. Invictus

Invictus is a 2009 biographical drama film based on events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film stars Morgan Freeman as South African President Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as François Pienaar, the captain of the Springboks, the South African rugby union team. The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation. Invictus was released in the United States on December 11, 2009.

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