Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.
Creator: Joss Whedon
Age: adults / teens
The segment was extracted from an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A couple of teenagers invade a school at night and something terrible happens.
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.
Time : 25 minutes