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


Resourceful Creative







Tough (outside) Sensitive







Imaginative Defensive(violent)







Naive Whiner






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

  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


1.en.24 Let’s go to the movies. Bogglesworld(2)

This is the second of a series of posts meant to help you talk,  about  films.

We’ll start by commenting on the film watching habits survey we did in Let’s go to the movies (1). You can also go back and visit Bernat’s post.

1.ca.9 “LUMIÈRE”, EN FRANCÈS, SIGNIFICA “LLUM”.  Learning means building up on what we already know. Maybe the academy award will go to a Majorcan director this year. 

Now we are ready for some movie riddles,  vocabulary games and plenty of fun.

Here you can find . They all come from a great site: http://www.bogglesworldesl.com

Download them and bring them to lessons. Keep them together grouped by topic: films. Have them at hand, we’ll be using them.

(2) Movie Riddles

(3) Movie synopses

(4) Movie Cloze

(5) Movie Posters

  1. Did you find the handouts helpful?
  2. Did you enjoy the activity with the movie posters?
  3. Can you write a synopsis of a film?
  4. Homework: Drawing on the  ideas you got from the Movie Pasters handouts, create your own humorous movie poster. You can use images taken from the Internet, your own drawings, transform an existing poster. We’ll make a power point with your work and run an vote the best ones.