miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2012

Spot the Differences

The duo called Rett and Link  (who call themselves "internetainers," guess why) have created this video for their song Sleep Tight : two apparently similar videos are shown side by side but there are a few differences between them. 

Here´s what you can do: 

  • watch the video and find the differences
  • write them down (writing exercise). Use this part of the exercise to learn and practise some vocabulary
  • watch the second video and check your list of differences (listening exercise). Listen out for the vocabulary you have learnt and used in your writing.

What kind of differences should you look for? Here´s what they say about it:

WHAT COUNTS AS A DIFFERENCE?
A purposeful change in the SET (= representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production),  PROPS (= an object used in a play, movie, or performance) or WARDROBE. 

WHAT DOES NOT COUNT?
1. Any changes in CHOREOGRAPHY are NOT differences. 
Specifically, body positioning ("after he's knocked out, his legs/head/mouth etc. are different") or timing of body movements (she grabs the cane slightly later in one performance) do not count as differences. 

There are only TWO exceptions to this guideline, and here are some hints: (1) in one scene, one character is singing on one side but not singing at all on the other, and (2) a box opens during a performance on one side but not the other.

2. Also, A SLIGHT REPOSITIONING of the same item is NOT a difference. 
For example, the exact way a bedspread or curtain is positioned, or the exact orientation of the same toy truck, or the way the same jacket is lying on the floor-- these are not differences. If the same teddy bear slightly changes positions, that is not a difference. But, if the same teddy bear is wearing a shirt only on one side, that is a difference. A difference counts when you can discern a purposeful alteration. If a picture or object is slightly moved, that is not a difference. If a picture or object is discernibly rotated, that IS a difference.



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