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Truth and lies: how Hollywood films compare to real life!

Level: Upper Intermediate (B2) to Advanced (C1)

Audio: Yes

Hollywood films are often based on real-life events. But how close are they to the truth?

In this fantastic lesson for your students, we’re looking at two Hollywood hits that were inspired by true stories: The Impossible, which was about the December 2004 tsunami in Thailand; and Argo, which was about the 1979 hostage situation in Iran.

Your students will really enjoy talking and reading about this topic. And this practical lesson will get them using lots of useful language and all the essential skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Click below for a PDF with the Teacher’s Notes, Resource Sheet and English Lesson Plan.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TEACHER NOTES, RESOURCE SHEET, AND ENGLISH LESSON PLAN

 Top tips

 Listening

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For students with listening difficulties, use our “stop-start” method. This involves playing small sections of the audio file for students to try to capture the meaning of.

Remember, as part of the Learn Hot English method, we recommend three rounds of listening / viewing:

  1. Listen once without stopping for a general understanding (listening for gist).
  2. Then, listen again to answer comprehension questions, this time pausing if/when necessary.
  3. Finally, listen again but this time read the script at the same time.

Speaking

Remind students that any discussion questions are simply a means to get them speaking. Students are free to invent information if necessary, or if they think the question is too “personal”. The questions are simply there to get students speaking. The actual information is secondary.

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