House of Cards: oral discussion

House of Cards (2013 – present)

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.



Season/Episode: 01/01

Level: Upper-intermediate/Advanced

Age: Adults

The segment was extracted from an episode of House of Cards. It is a conversation between two characters in a living room. It is a great task for discussing topics such as breaking promises and political issues.



Suggested procedures:

Before watching: have students read the short text and answer tasks 1 and 2 in pairs or in groups.
While watching: invite students to read the questions before watching. Then have them watch the video segment and answer tasks 1, 2, and 3. Get studentes to watch the segment again and answer task 4.
After watching: open a discussion getting questions from questions 1 and 2 as guidelines.
Time: 20 minutes.
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