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  1. „Find somebody“ Activity (see worksheet AB6 below): Die S lesen zunächst AB und ergänzen zwei Fragen. Dann begeben sie sich auf die Suche und machen entsprechende Notizen.


AB6 Find somebody who…

    1. … who identifies with one of the male characters. (name, with whom and why)
    2. … who identifies with one of the female characters. (name, with whom and why)
    3. … who despises one of the female characters. (name, who and why)
    4. … who despises one of the male characters. (name, who and why)
    5. … who hates the movie altogether. (name, why)
    6. … who just loves the movie. (name, why)
    7. ….who has some suggestions for improvement. (name, what)
    8. … who has a favourite scene. (name, which, why)
    9. … who can give you a quote from the movie. (name, quote, context)
    10. … who memorizes all the three phrases from the while viewing activity. (name, phrases)
    11. … who ….
    12. … who ….

(optionaler Anschluss: Write a diary entry of one of the characters bzw. videoblog)


  1. What aspect about the movie is remarkable to you?
  2. What is the main message of the film?
  3. Comparison with Germany/ your own experience?
    multicultural societies – curse or blessing (USA – Europe)
    (eventuell Redemittel Opinion zur Verfügung stellen; Auswertung auch als Debate möglich)
  4. Compare film reviews : Voraussetzung: 2 verschiedene Rezensionen
    AA(EA): jeder S bekommt eine Review und trägt folgende Aspekte in eine Tabelle ein: title - where did it appear? – images included? – what features of the film are discussed? – what features does the reviewer (dis)like? – does the reviewer recommend seeing the movie? What star rating, if any, does the reviewer give? – summarize the reviewer’s opinion
    AA(PA): Zwei SuS vergleichen ihre Ergbnisse
    Im Anschluss kann man die typische Aufbauweise einer Review herausarbeiten, z.B. title, main actors, director, screenplay, main characters, setting, topic, personal opinion of actors and acting, personal recommendation, personal star rating)
  5. Write a film review (see AB7 below)

    (je nach Klasse kann man vorher auch ein aktuelles Muster-Beispiel gemeinsam analysieren, zu finden z.B. auf http://movies.nytimes.com/ref/movies/reviews/index.html , vgl. auch Vorgehensweise unter e))

AB7 How to write a film review

Write a Film Review


  1. Title : You need to think of an imaginative title. For instance, if I was writing a review of the new Star Wars film, perhaps a good title could be, ‘Love and War amongst the Stars’. This title gives a very brief idea of the nature of the film and provides a starting point for the reader to focus on. The title might also give an indication of whether the rest of your review will be positive or negative (suggesting if you liked it or not).
  2. Introduction : You can start off with information about the film (e.g. bibliographical data, financial aspects, awards etc.) and/or the director (e.g. awards, former movies, his intention and message). Also quotes and/or anecdotes may catch the reader’s attention. Don't forget to classify the genre and name the topic...It might also be a good idea to place the movie into its cultural context.
  3. Synopsis : Provide a brief summary of the film. Make sure that your summary makes sense to a reader who does not know the movie. Do not refer to specific scenes.
  4. Present the main actor(s) and their character(s) and say something about their performance. Did you like the characters? Did the actors play them well? What was it about their portrayal that you liked or didn’t like? Will certain audience members (not) be able to like, relate to and identify with certain characters? How and why?
  5. State your opinion of the movie and give reasons for it. What are its strengths and weaknesses?  Why? Support your opinion with specific scenes. Use descriptive words, think about the story, setting, camera work, effects used, music used etc.
  6. Relate the film to other (well-known) examples of its genre (thriller, comedy, drama etc.) and/or theme. What is unique about your film? In which respect is your film different, superior/inferior? (à "Bowling for Columbine" e.g.)
  7. Conclusion : Final general comments that summarize your view of the film; you may want to say something inspiring to get the reader to want to go out and see the film or you might say something that would want them not to go and see it. Take care that your final judgement is logically developed from what you have written before.
  8. Star Rating : Give it a star rating out of 5 to indicate your rating for it stars


Common words and phrases used in film reviews that you might want to use in your own reviews;
spectacular visual effects, excessive violence, breathtaking, evocative, mood, atmosphere, poorly, unsuccessful, detail, scenery, irresistible, perfect, moments, plot, this movie has been compared to..., wonderful, hilarious, momentum, unexpected plot twists, unbelievable, phenomenal, hype, suspense, disappointing, confusion/confused, fake, imitation, genre, unoriginal, typical, thrilled, was a very moving portrayal, quality of the film, I was impressed by, credible, cliché, a mixture of, classic, captivating

(zusätzlich könnte man auch folgendes AB8 language support film review austeilen
(Cornelsen http://www.cornelsen.de/sixcms/media.php/8/WS_19_21_Crash.pdf?siteID=CV002 )


(weiterer language support auch unter Wolf Liebelt: The Language of Film:
http://www.nibis.de/nli1/bibl/pdf/tfm06.pdf )




Footnote 1 (worksheet for group 3 of WHILE Activity)

AB Talking about Music

  • The music creates / evokes the impression of …
  • The music resembles …
  • The atmosphere created by the music can be described as quiet/ exciting / relaxing / energetic/ pessimistic/ optimistic
  • When I hear the music I see images of … in my mind.
  • The mood is aggressive, bitter, sad, melancholic, relaxing, moving, calming, soothing, romantic, joyful
  • The speaker has a deep/husky/high-pitched/pleasant voice
  • There is a simple/catchy/pleasant melody, the chorus/refrain is repeated, the rhythm is simple, complicated, etc.
  • The music conveys a sad/happy/melancholy atmosphere
  • The music underlines a mood/evokes feelings/shows a character’s emotions/connects scenes
  • The music and the lyrics support the plot.

  • Wolf Liebelt: The Language of Film: http://www.nibis.de/nli1/bibl/pdf/tfm06.pdf



Footnote 2 (worksheet POST ACTIVITY emotions)

AB Talking about emotions

  • annoyed: "I'm very annoyed with her. She hasn't returned my CD."
  • appalled = very shocked: "They were appalled to hear that she had to die."
  • apprehensive = slightly worried: "I felt a little apprehensive before the test."
  • ashamed : "How could you do such a thing? You should be ashamed of yourself!"
  • betrayed = when someone breaks the trust you have in them: "He betrayed me by telling my secret to everyone."
  • confused : "I'm sorry I forgot your birthday – I was confused about the dates."
  • confident = sure of your abilities: "I'm confident that we can find a solution to this problem."
  • cheated = when you don't get something that you think you deserve: "Of course I feel cheated – I should have won that competition."
  • depressed = very sad: "After he failed his English exam, he was depressed for a week."
  • ecstatic = extremely happy: "When he asked her to marry him she was ecstatic."
  • envious = when you want something that someone else has: "I'm very envious of her happiness – I wish I was happy too."
  • embarrassed = slightly ashamed: "I felt so embarrassed that I turned red."
  • furious =very angry: "I was furious with him for breaking my favourite vase."
  • frightened: "As a child she was frightened of the dark."
  • horrified = very shocked: "I'm horrified by the amount of violence on television today."
  • irritated = annoyed: "I get so irritated when he changes plans without asking me first."
  • let down = disappointed: "When you didn't turn up to the meeting, I felt really let down."
  • overwhelmed = so much emotion that you don't know what to say or do: "I was overwhelmed by the offer of promotion at work."
  • relaxed: "I was completely relaxed after I came back from holiday."
  • reluctant = when you don't want to do something: "I'm reluctant to buy a new car – the one we have is fine."
  • scared = frightened: "Are you scared of heights?"
  • stressed = being worried or anxious about something so you can't relax: "I feel really stressed at school – I need a break."
  • terrific = fantastic: "I feel terrific today!"
  • terrified = very scared: "She's terrified of spiders."
  • tense = not relaxed: "You look a bit tense. Did you have a bad day?"



Arbeitsblatt Feature Film CRASH – A CLASH OF RACES:
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