Monday, February 29, 2016

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (worksheet)

Here is a worksheet based on an animated film of The Selfish Giant, the famous story written by Oscar Wilde. It contains a gap-fill exercise, a crossword puzzle and an exercise in which students are asked to write suitable comprehension questions for a set of statements about the story practising wh-questions in the Past Simple and Continuous mainly.

To download the worksheet click here.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde (video)
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde (worksheet)
The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde (video)
The Happy Prince summary (cloze test)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sparrow defies nature and joins Japanese family

Feb 08, 2016. A sparrow has become the newest member of an elderly couple in Japan. Julie Noce reports. (Reuters)

For full screen view click here.

Task 2

Watch the video again and answer the following questions.
  1. What is Yoshiko's job?
  2. How did she meet Pee-chan?
  3. How long has the sparrow been living with the elderly couple?
  4. How does it spend its days?
  5. Do Mr and Mrs Fujino have any little grandchildren?
  6. How does Yoshiko feel about having the sparrow at home?
  7. When are Japanese people allowed to capture sparrows as pets?