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Manny3



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:13 am    Post subject: Dream House activity ideas Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I am looking for ideas about a dream house lesson for high school girls. This is a scholar group that meets at the end of the day. This group is usually tired and not much for pair work or getting up from their seats. I'm mostly looking for activity ideas for a dream house lesson. Anything will help. Their English level is ok at best.

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fluffyhamster



Joined: 26 Oct 2004
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Location: UK > China > Japan > UK again

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you seen One Night at McCool's? I'm not suggesting that you show that movie to your students, just saying that your post made me think of the central character Jewel (played by Liv Tyler) in it, who wants to create a dream house, and has therefore cut out pics of items, colour schemes and designs that she's seen and liked from furnishing catalogues, and stuck them all into an album that she carries around with her. So maybe you could get hold of some catlogues and let your students design a room or two. And/or you could copy or draw miniature furniture from an above POV and get students to cut it out and insert it into a square room with one door and one window to be added to whichever walls. Then there is Channel 4's Grand Designs program:
http://uk.youtube.com/results?search_query=grand+designs&search_type=&aq=f

Maybe you could do a bit of architectural research and select prototypical houses for the main styles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architectural_style
> Google Image Search

Actually, dream houses (or nightmare! But a lick of paint could help cure that?) often feature in movies. The students could try to recall a few, given a few examples to get them going...

Matt Dillon's house in the aforementioned 'One Night at McCool's'
The House of Sand and Fog
The Haunting
The Amityville Horror (what an irresistible bargain!)
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