The final scene of any film is full of information. The image contains information about what happened to cause the film, what has happened in the meantime, what is going to happen in the future and what might have happened if something else hadn't happened... You get the point, using a final scene as a prop provides a great vehicle for students to orally review the various verb forms they have been working on.
Aim: Orally review verb forms
Activity: Have the students use the final scene of a film to generate grammar review questions and explanations using a wide variety of tense forms.
Level: All Levels
- Ask students what they think the image represents (you can either print my meager artwork off, or sketch your own final scene on the board)
- Ask students various questions concerning the scene: What has happened? Why is the cowboy riding into the sunset? What caused him to leave? Where is going to ride to? etc.
- Ask students to individually draw a final scene from a film they have seen or an imaginary film.
- Using their final scene as a prop, have students pair up and explain to each other what has happened, what is going to happen, what might happen, etc.
Answer the following questions about this final scene of a film
- What kind of film is this?
- What is happening?
- What is going to happen?
- What happened to the cowboy at the beginning of the film?
- What has happened to the cowboy since the beginning of the film?