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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hunger awareness day: "Chicken a la carte" video

Level: lower intermediate and upper
Possible special occasion: hunger awareness day
Language items:
Students need to be able to say/write simple sentences in present and future.

Students need to talk about pros and cons of junk food

Students need to know some adjectives to describe feelings

At the end there are suggested oral and written activities to choose depending on the level of students


Activity based on video:
Chicken a la Carte by Ferdinand Dimadura ( summary of the short film underneath). Length of video: 6 minutes

Ferdinand Dimadura’s video shows how a poor family lives on the leftovers of normal citizens. The video consists of images and music. The proposed activities (PowerPoint) make students think about their manners, eating habits and good luck.

Materials:


1. Instructions for teachers

2. The PowerPoint presentation that leads students through the different
activities
3. Video (if you do not have an internet connection in your class)


Click HERE to download PowerPoint, word document with instructions and video in MP.4 format


DON'T FORGET THIS: you can watch the video:

A) at the YOUTUBE LINK PROVIDED in the POWER POINT

B) by downloading it from my site (see link above). Make sure you have current versions of REAL PLAYER, MEDIA PLAYER or VLC installed in your computer as these are MP4 videos.

C) by using the embedded version underneath (full screen not possible)

1. Preview of power point . This is a preview and therefore, links and transitions with mouse clicks won't work. To use this in class, download Power Point from my site. The link to my site is provided above.

YOU CAN PREVIEW THE ACTIVITY HERE
video


Link to video:
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1081/Chicken-a-la-Carte#videoDetail

Watch video on blog ( full screen not available)
video

Film synopsis:
This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.

Genre:
Drama | Produced In: 2005

Idea for the activity:
Carme, our school secretary, sent me the video and I prepared the activity.

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