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.
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 Revenge. The woman lost her memory, so she asks a lot of questions, such as “Where am I?” and “Who am I?”.The snippet is a good way of learning and/or practicing wh- questions.
The segment was extracted from an episode of Breaking Bad. A man and his wife are arguing in their house. It is a good task for improvement of listening skills and also for discussion on serious topics, such as drug dealing.