Last Friday we talked about the film “Stand by me” and we learnt to talk about age. Now we are going to expand our vocabulary to be able to analyse people’s personality. Let’s concentrate on the main characters of the film “Stand by me” . Have a look at the table below and check you understand the meaning of the adjectives that appear in each column.
|Tough (outside) Sensitive
For Wednesday 15th November, as homework, you must choose 1 character and 3 adjectives. Then you must look for evidence in the film to support your choice. Use the dictionary and look at the example below to help you.
In this link you can also find a lot of words to describe personality listed in alphabetical order. It is like a dictionary to talk about character. You do not have to learn them, but they come with audio, so if you want, you can check how the adjectives are pronounced.
Gordie is creative. You can see it when he invents a story by the campfire.
|Character’s description||Evidence /scene
|Gordie is creative||During the night, at the campfire, he invents a story|
Try not to repeat the same character/evidence your classmates have posted. Use your imagination!
Some music to keep you going while doing the homework.
The theme song of the film “Stand by me” was performed by Ben E. King and written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. In the 60’s. According to Wikipedia, “Stand by Me” was ranked number 121 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 1999, BMI named it as the fourth most-performed song of the 20th century, with about 7 million performances.
Here follow 3 versions of the song. One is a cartoon animation, the other one is the result of an initiative to use music to connect people from all over the world, called “playing for a change”. Finally you can listen to John Lennon’s version while reading the lyrics.
- Timon and Pumba (animation)
- “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music” street musicians from all over the world singing together
- John Lennon’s version with lyrics
- What do you think about them?
- Which one do you like best?
- Do you understand the lyrics?
- What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?
Homework: Post your answers to the blog Wednesday 15th November