1.en.28 Describing people’s personality while listening to music

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.

Gordie Chris Teddy

Vern


Resourceful Creative

Arty

Invisible

Smart

Intelligent

Loner

Observant

Tough (outside) Sensitive

Independent

Brave

Courageous

Handsome

Resolute

Rebellious

Imaginative Defensive(violent)

Dreamer

Crazy

Problematic

Fearless

Foolish

 

Naive Whiner

Fat

Indecisive

Unambitious

Ingenuous

Plain


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.

http://www.wordreference.com/

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.

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omexpress/psicologia/personalidadycaracter.htm

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

  1. What do you think about them?
  2. Which one do you like best?
  3. Do you understand the lyrics?
  4. 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

16 Respostes to “1.en.28 Describing people’s personality while listening to music”

  1. júlia t Says:

    What do you think about them?I liked it very much the second it’s interesting and the first it’s funny.
    Which one do you like best?I like the first so very much.
    Do you understand the lyrics?Yes.
    What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?Darling,should,tumble,crumble,shed,tear, hope,whenever and trouble

  2. júlia t Says:

    (Chris)
    *Chris it’s comprensive.
    *He understand and support his friends specially to Gordie.
    * Evidence/ scene:when the dog owner insulted to Teddy Chris supports Teddy.

  3. rociomaria Says:

    I find the original song and River Phoenix is in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg7YoXiKn0

  4. Julia Riudala Says:

    1.What do you think about them? The are very funny.
    2.Which one do you like best? I like best the first.
    3.Do you understand the lyrics? Some yes and some not.
    4.What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary? Land, tear, troble, whenever, darling, shed, upon and troble.

    Chris
    * Is a good friend
    * Is comprensive
    * ls very open and not costs count his things.

  5. rociomaria Says:

    What do you think about them?I think they are different but interesting
    Which one do you like best?I like the John Lennon’s version
    Do you understand the lyrics?Yes
    What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?Upon,tumble,crumble,shed.

    Teddy
    -Is a mixture of crazy and dreamer
    -He appreciate to much his father
    -Sometimes he’s annoying Vern or Chris
    -Scene:When Teddy want’s to dodge the train and Chris avoids it.

  6. marpina Says:

    1. What do you think about them? I think that they are very interesting, funny and curious.
    2. Which one do you like best? I like John Lennon’s version.
    3. Do you understand the lyrics? Yes, I do.
    4. What are the words you didn’t underestand and had to look up in the dictionary? Upon, tumble, tear, crumble and shed.

    Gordie
    *He appreciated his brother.
    *It’s a very good writer.
    *He’s very intelligent.
    Evidence/scene: He thought that their parents prefered his brother than him,because his brother was perfect.

  7. luciilopez Says:

    1. What do you think about them? Is interesting with three song very different have a same lyrics.
    2. Which one do you like best? I like best John Lennon’s version
    3. Do you understand the lyrics? So, so
    4. What are the words you didn’t underestand and had to look up in the dictionary? Afreid,darling, tumble, shed a tear, will just wait.

    Teddy
    He loves his Dad which is a bad influence.
    He is a very problematic and violent boy.
    No is very intelligent.
    Scene: When Teddy cry because the owner of demolition insult a your parent.

  8. Joana cb Says:

    What do you think about them?
    That are very original and funny.
    Which one do you like best?
    I liked best the first.
    Do you understand the lyrics?
    So-so.
    What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?
    darling, upon, tumble should, crumbled, shead, tear. still and whenever.
    He is not afraid of his older brother and his friends.
    He is in the street all the day.
    He hates her father, her mother, her btother and her teachers.
    Scence: When he says to Gordie that he have to go to the universty.

  9. nereapar13 Says:

    1-What do you think about them?
    I think it’s very interesting.
    2-Which one do you like best?
    I like the first, because is very funny.
    3-Do you understand the lyrics?
    So,so.
    4-What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?
    Afraid, darling, should, shed, tear, wait, hope, guys and trouble.

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Vern

    – He is fat.
    – He is very fearful.
    – He is very indecisive.
    Scene: When they are in the tracks he wants to retur but because their friends still ignore him.

  10. joanflaquer Says:

    1.What do you think about them?
    2.Which one do you like best?
    3.Do you understand the lyrics?
    4.What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?

    1.I liked them because they are a funny boys.
    2.I liked best the first.
    3.A little bit.
    4.Afraid, darling, tumble, tear and shed.

    Teddy,

    -Teddy is a dreamer boy.
    -He is crazy.
    -He is very problematic.

  11. gaspar99 Says:

    1.What do you think about them?
    The three songs are so good versions.
    2.Which one do you like best?
    The most that I liked its the first because its so funny.
    3.Do you understand the lyrics?
    Yes.
    4.What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?
    Shed, upon, tamble and tear.

  12. luisdelbarcogonzalez Says:

    1 What do you think about them? They are a good versions but i don’t like the song.
    2 which do you like best ? The last one.
    3 Do you understand the lyrics? Yes
    4 what are the questions and had to look in the dictionary ? Shed, tamble, upon.

  13. magdalena99 Says:

    1.What do you think about them?
    The ferst and the second song are very funny,
    2.Which one do you like best?
    The ferst song.
    3.Do you understand the lyrics?
    Yes, I do.
    4.What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary?
    The words are: upon, tamble, tear and shed.

  14. albacal007 Says:

    VERN is:
    1.-fat
    2.-indecisive
    3.-plain

  15. toniparedes Says:

    QUESTIONS: 1.What do you think about them? The first is very funny, the second is good and the last is very nice
    2.Which one do you like best?I like the first one.
    3.Do you understand the lyrics?Yes,I do
    4.What are the words you did not understand and had to look up in the dictionary? The words I don’t understand are: still, tumble, should and crumble.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ VERN:

    He is fat, scarely and very much indecissive.But he is a good boy.


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