Showing posts with label film. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film. Show all posts

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Bob Marley

3 Resources to Find Out About the Man Behind the Legend

"He was a musician, a spiritual leader, a ladies' man, a smoker of heroic amounts of ganja, a political force and a religious icon. And, 31 years after his death, Bob Marley is still a chart-topper: His Legends album sells 250,000 copies a year, even now".
Excerpt: BERLIN - 

  • April 2012 saw a film released about him.  Below is a trailer, you can also access the film on demand at:-

Students could role play an interview about their father with another student. Students may like to compare their fathers to Bob Marley and discuss the 'role model' of a father. There could be quite different opinions on this and it generates a good opportunity for students to express their opinion about Marley's way of life.  Students will have strong opinions on this and they are likely to vary a lot!

  • Finally, his famous song 'One Love'.  The message of his beliefs and philosophy are held within the lyrics of his song.  He was a 'rastafarian' by religion, I personally think there is a lot of truth in what he says in the song!

One thing for sure, he was a very controversial and rebellious character!

As Ravi says in the British Council Podcast if Bob was alive today what question would you like to ask him?

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Billy Elliott - The Book, Film and Musical!

Billy Elliott

An Introduction 

A wonderful short story about a boy with a special gift for Ballet Dancing. A brilliant book written by Mervyn Burgess; expressing solidarity, friendships, relationships, gender and social class issues.  The story has also been made into a film and a West End show  

Billy Elliot is a short story and is classified as a 'Quick Read' in my local library in the UK. It is therefore suitable for Intermediate Levels of TEFL Students. It is an excellent story for students showing how one very unique and ordinary boy followed his dream and succeeded in what he wanted to do. The book has been made into a show which has been on the West End and Broadway and has been hugely successful. It has also been made into a film; the trailer can be seen on You Tube -

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