How to train your dragon (esl trailer-Dialogue)
How to : Offering practical advice and detailed instruction on an activity.
Listen to the trailer without watching
1. Dictation activity.
Students have to listen to the trailer and write what they hear. Students are the controller of the video and can ask the teacher to stop/rewind/play.
2. Cloze activity
Students are given the dialogue and are asked to fill in the gaps.
Hiccup: This is my _home____, we have __fishing_____, hunting and a charming view of the __sunsets_____.
The only __problems__ are the pests. You see, some places have _mice__ or mosquitoes, we have dragons. Fighting ___dragons__ is everything around here.
My name is ‘Hiccup”. Iv’e always wanted to be a _great__ viking.
Viking: Oh no you __don’t___.
Hiccup: Oh, come on let me out. I need to __make__ my mark.
Viking: You can’t lift a __hammer____, you can’t swing an axe, you can’t even __throw__ one of these.
Hiccup: But this will throw it for me.
Did I _hit__ it?
Yes, I hit it. I have brought __down__ his mighty beast.
Hiccup: eh, _nice__ dragon. Okay.
Astrid: Get __down___.
Hiccup: It’s okay. Astrid, toothless.
Astrid: You are sooooo busted.
Hiccup: da,da,da,da,da we’re __dead___.
Viking: Either we finish them or they’ll __finish____ us.
Hiccup: Everything we __know____ about them is worng.
Viking: You’re crazy, I ___like__ that.
Hiccup: Let me __show____ you. Gently
Thank you for ___nothing____ you useless reptile.
3. Questions about Hiccup and his home(answer using sentences)
1. What is the only problem about Hiccups home?
The pests are the only problem about his home.
2. What two activities can you do?
You can do fishing and hunting.
3. What view is charming?
The sunsets are charming.
4. What pests do some places have?
Some places have mice or mosquitoes.
5. What is everything around there?
Fighting dragons is everything around there.
6. What has he always wanted to be?
He has always wanted to be a great Viking.
7. What does he need to do?
He needs to make his mark.
8. What 3 things can’t he do?
He can’t lift a hammer, swing an axe or throw one of these.
9. What does he bring down?
He has brought down a mighty beast.
In groups the students try to fill in the gaps with their own ideas. The funniest mad lib wins.
This is my home. We have _skiing_____, __snowboarding_ and a ___beautiful__ view of the ___moon_____.
The only problems are the _monsters__. You see most places have _goblins___ or __trolls____. We have __yeti___. ___kissing__ __Yeti____is everything around here.
My name is ___Andy____. I’ve always wanted to be a _great warrior ___