viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013

School Year 2013-14: Homework Assignment 4

Manuela Moreno won the award for the best screenplay and best director in the XI edition of Notodofilmfest with this short film "Pipas"(=sunflower seeds).

As a teacher, my feelings about this video are bittersweet: it is so funny and yet so true and,therefore, sad...

Here´s your homework: 
  • switch off the sound and watch the video; as you read its subtitles in English, try to imagine what the conversation will sound like in Spanish. Pay attention to its slang and colloquial language
  • write a new title for the film and explain why you think yours is better
  • write a message to your class tutor explaining why you think you should/shouldn´t see and discuss this video in class
  • turn the sound on and watch it again. Believe me, it is worth it!

Start the weekend with a smile!

Note:  I first saw this video in Trafegando Ronseis, a blog that I truly recommend

4 comentarios:

  1. I love your blog! Congrats! I've ended up here after reading your comment on Pipas in Vimeo. I may 'steal' (I mean, SHARE, hehehe) some of your ideas for my students, please feel free to use any materials in my blogs (; you might find useful. I may ask my students to do the same kind of homework, they'll just love it!

    1. Thanks for your words and for the links to your blogs! I am really glad you find my entries useful! I have a great time in my lessons with some of them.

  2. Coral López Álvarez03 noviembre, 2013

    My tittle is: "happy in the ignorance", because they should reed or study a little more instead of eating pipes all the afternoon.They need to improve their vocabulary, their street language, and believe the boyfriend who is saying the truth.

    I think it would be interesting to discuss this video in class, because it's very funny (I have laugh a lot when I heard it with the sound on) and it's good for the people who doesn't like Maths, maybe it motivate them to study a little more.


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