Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Maleficent & The Monkey’s Paw: Wish for


The Monkey’s Paw” is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in 1902.

In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey’s paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

Be careful what you wish for 
(it might just happen) used for telling someone to think carefully about the changes that they would like in their life, as they might not make them any happier. If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.



I. How would you explain these other idioms?
One Wish, a Thousand Regrets.

With Every Wish, There Comes a Curse.
II. Watch the movie segment from the movie The Monkey’s Paw and answer the questions with a partner.

1. What did the characters wish for?

2. What were the consequences?

3. What would you wish for if you found the monkey’s paw. Write down three wishes.

II. Now watch the segment from the movie Maleficent and answer the questions:

1. What did the fairies wish for the princess?

2. What did Maleficent wish for?

III. Work with a partner:

What would you wish for the following people? Work with a friend and write at least one sentence for each of the items below. Follow the grammar instructions to create your sentences.

  • The president of your country
  • Your parents
  • Your best friend
  • The world population
  • Africans with Ebola
  • Animals in danger of extinction

from Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals http://ift.tt/1IJogxq

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