Before you watch: invite students to read the short text and explore intonational patterns used in Portuguese. In the examples in, we use a falling intonation for option A (affirmative sentence) and a rising one for option B (yes/no question).
While watching: guide students through tasks 1, 2 and 3.
After watching: In pairs, students ask each other the questions, paying special attention to the intonation. You could ask a few students to report/comment on their classmate’s answers.
Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe form a group of six friends struggling to excel and progress in competitive Manhattan life. Their intelligent humor and unconditional mutual support make their friendship stronger and stronger, thus overcoming all the obstacles that life presents to them.
Creators: David Crane and Marta Kauffman
Age: Teens / Adults
The segment was extracted from an episode of Friends when Monica asks her friends what they would do if they were omnipotent for a day.
The series follows a group of a black students from a major university in the United States, belonging to the Ivy League, whose majority of students is white. Dear White People portrays how these characters deal with racism on the university campus.
Creator: Justien Simien
The segment was extracted from an episode of Dear White People. Two college students fight at a party and after the arrival of the police, one cop questions one of the boys, who is black, whether he is a student or not.
The series follows a woman who realizes she has not been a good person. She decides to turn the page and learn what it really means to be “good” or “bad,” while trying to mend the mistakes of the past.
Creator: Michael Schur
Age: Teens/ Adults
The segment was extracted from an episode of The Good Place. The woman died and she goes to “The Good Place”. She asks about where’s that place that she lives and the difference between “good” and “bad”. The snippet is a good way of learning and/or practicing wh- questions.
Before watching: Ask students if they know the TV Series. Have them match the questions to the answers. Optionally, you could ask them to imagine what questions someone would first ask if they woke up in a sort of heaven.
While watching: Play the video segment once for students to do the acitivity, and once again for them to chek.
After watching: if necessary, give students an explanation about wh- words. Then get them to do task 3. You can suggest a role-play activity after they finish creating the questions.
The segment was extracted from an episode of Finding Carter. It is a short dialogue with several sentences in the simple past. It is an opportunity for students to practice their listening, since the characters are emotional and do not speak so clearly.
The segment was extracted from an episode of The Big Bang Theory. It is a scene in which two people are talking, and one of them uses some slang and idioms. It is an opportunity for the students to get to know new ways of saying things. Besides, it may encourage them to discuss cultural aspects.