Jerry decided to buy a gun. (Story)
Jerry Baldwin was 30 years old. He was the manager of a pizza restaurant. He lived in an apartment about one-mile north of the restaurant. He walked to and from work. When it was raining, he took the bus.
Jerry loved gangster movies. When a new one came out, he would go to the theater and watch the new movie three or four times. Then, when it went to video, Jerry would buy the video at Barney’s Video Store. Jerry had a home collection of over 1,000 gangster videos. Old ones, new ones, color, black and white, English, Spanish, Japanese–he loved them all. He could tell you the name of the movie, the director, the stars, and the plot. Did you say you liked “Pulp Fiction”? Well, Jerry would rattle off all the details of that movie. And then he would invite you to his place to watch it some time. He was a nice guy.
Jerry finally decided that he would like to own a gun, just like the gangsters. So he saved his money for a couple of years. Then he went to a gun store and bought a used .38 caliber revolver for $300. While there, he also bought a couple of boxes of ammunition.
The following Saturday morning, he went to the gun club to practice with his new revolver. He was in the club for only 10 minutes when he accidentally dropped his pistol. The gun went off, and the bullet went into Jerry’s right knee.
Jerry now walks with a limp and a cane, just like some gangsters.
Fill in the text – Write the text in the blank speech bubbles according to the story.
1) Online generators for creating digital activities and printable stuff
http://www.teach-nology.com/cgi-bin/bingo3.cgi – Bingo game
|went off||FREE BINGO SPACE!||pistol|
2) Web-based applications used to introduce and teach vocabulary
I tell the students to enter this link and play in pairs or small groups in this game of questions about the vocabulary. They need to pay attention to the score countdown. The faster they answer; the more points they get.
The students can learn and practice a new vocabulary by themselves, entering this link.
3) Web-based applications for quizzes and games.
5 questions of reading comprehension:
1) Jerry Baldwin was…
2) What did Jerry love?
3) What would Jerry rattle off?
4) How much did the revolver cost?
5) What happened in the gun club?
4) Generators that let you create printable stuff.
|Write the word on the line.|
|3.||laftro eft||rattle off|
|7.||wt onfef||went off|
I will choose five songs from different gangster films. They should all be different genres of music and should not be well-known songs.
I’ll tell the students that I’m going to play them some songs from films and while listening to each one they should imagine the type of film it’s from and write down exactly what they imagine to be happening in the scene. I’ll stop after each extract and give them two minutes to explain their ideas to their partner. In the end of the task I’ll show the original scenes.
Build with your partner a dialogue about movies:
The dialogue should have 10 sentences at least.
You can talk about your favorite movies or the movies that you both have seen etc.
Use these links for inspirations:
3. Then you have to go to this site: https://vocaroo.com/ and record yourselves. Send it to my email.
– The students receive the picture of some object. –
-The students define a new goal for using the object and try to think together about other uses as much as possible, except for his known and direct use.
-For example: the object is a “pencil”.
The new goal is to be in a good physical fitness.-
– The students have to invent other uses to the pencil as much as possible, so that it will help them to stay in a good fitness.