Popular Films for Language Use 1,2, 3 & 4

Popular Films for Language Use

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Popular Films for Language Use 1

Suitable for classes of Secondary School learners and adults from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced level.

The book contains 10 units of classroom materials for exploiting short extracts from the following popular films:

  • The Majestic
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Rear Window
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Gandhi
  • Amadeus
  • A Fish Called Wanda

Each unit has a particular theme (eg job interviews, wedding customs, cultural differences, peaceful protest, parent-child relationships) as well as a language focus on an area of grammar or vocabulary. A wealth of discussion material is provided to help learners develop their speaking skills and prepare for speaking tests. Inside the book you will find:

  • listening practice activities
  • discussion tasks
  • grammar exercises
  • vocabulary activities
  • related writing tasks
  • comprehensive Teachers’ Notes
  • transcripts of all the film extracts
  • suggestions for follow-up activities
  • a glossary of film vocabulary
  • film quizzes
  • useful film websites

The book also contains a section of materials for practising film vocabulary and writing film reviews.

Gem Publishing: ISBN 978-0-9559461-1-0

Cost: £35 plus £8 post and packing.*

*If you are ordering books outside Europe, an additional postal cost of £5 may apply.  I will contact you directly after purchase to arrange this additional payment.


Popular Films for Language Use 2

Suitable for classes of Secondary School learners and adults from Elementary to Advanced level.  The book contains 12 units of classroom materials for exploiting short extracts from the following popular films:

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Pretty Woman
  • Mr Holland’s Opus
  • Green Card
  • Forrest Gump
  • Modern Times
  • Bend It Like Beckham*
  • French Kiss
  • Lost in Translation
  • Groundhog Day
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Gorillas in the Mist

Each unit has a particular theme (eg music, sport, travel, work, conservation, clothes, childhood memories, different cultures) as well as a language focus on an area of grammar or vocabulary. A wealth of discussion material is provided to help learners develop their speaking skills and prepare for speaking tests. Inside the book you will find:

  • listening practice activities
  • discussion tasks
  • grammar exercises
  • vocabulary activities
  • related writing tasks
  • comprehensive Teachers’ Notes
  • transcripts of all the film extracts
  • suggestions for follow-up activities
  • film quizzes
  • useful film websites

The unit on Bend it like Beckham* is especially suitable for teachers who teach English through sports, as well as for those teachers who use this film as part of a media/film study course.

Gem Publishing: ISBN 978-0-9559461-2-7

Cost: £35 plus £8 post and packing.*

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Popular Films for Language Use 3

Particularly suitable for classes of teenagers at Secondary School studying English from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced level, and works equally well with classes of adult learners.

The book contains 6 units of classroom materials for exploiting extracts from the following popular films:

  • The Living Daylights
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Notting Hill
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Freedom Writers
  • Gattaca

Each unit has particular themes such as action films and taking risks, parents and teenagers, celebrities and fame, global warming and the environment, gangs and heroes, genetic engineering and designer babies. The units contain a language focus on related areas of grammar and vocabulary, and provide a wealth of discussion material to help learners develop their speaking skills and prepare for speaking tests. Inside you will find:

  • listening activities
  • grammar practice
  • vocabulary activation tasks
  • task-based activities
  • role play scenarios
  • discussion topics
  • related writing tasks
  • comprehensive Teacher Notes
  • transcripts of all the film extracts
  • a glossary of all vocabulary items
  • suggestions for follow-up activities

By using popular English films with your class you will open up for them a whole world of entertainment and culture that is highly motivating and generates positive attitudes towards English language learning.

Gem Publishing: ISBN 978-0-9559461-4-1

Cost: £35 plus £8 post and packing.*

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Popular Films for Language Use 4  Documentaries

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