The last film I saw is Nuovomondo, literally “new world” and also known as Golden Door. It is a 2006 drama film based on a family’s migration from Italy to New York. at the beginning of the 20th century. The film, written and directed by Emanuele Crialese, opens on location in Sicily and concludes in the United States.
The story is really touching. This Sicilian family, who cannot speak a single word of Italian and even don’t undertand where they live and that they are Italian, is seeking for fortune in a New World. From some postcards they believe that the USA are all milk and honey. The long trip journey to north America and the scenes in Ellis Island make it possible for the audience to understand the difficulties and struggles that all migrants have to face all over the world, even nowadays.
I highly recommend it. It is an enlightening movie, to be seen!
And you? What have you seen recently?
This is an interesting question. My perfect day takes place in late Spring or early Summer, when the days are longer than usual and you can enjoy long hours outdoor. I like to drive to San Valentino Park in Pordenone, with my younger son Orlando. We reach the playground and while my son is playing I sit outside at the bar and drink a cup of tea or coffee, or a Hugo drink. Personally I really enjoy reading the newspaper or a book. Even if it is not so easy because I always keep an eye to Orlando.
Anyway, I could think about other perfect days too. This is just one of the many. And what about you?
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My dear students,
we have forgotten our blog for a little while. But I am planning to use it much more, thanks to you. This is my New Year resolution! Besides many many other ones…
And you? What are your New Year Resolutions? Please tell me (and the Net) (leave a comment here below).
See you back to school
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Hi my dear students,
This is our last activity on our blog. Please write your Review here below, I will publish it as soon as they arrive.
All the best
what is better than the sharing? Herewith you can find a nice activity (in this case in the form of an English test) to teach English through a CLIL activity about Fireworks. Personally, these activities were intended as a conclusion set of activities because, in the classroom, we have worked a lot on the specific vocabulary and on Chemistry in action thanks to my Chemistry colleague.
Hope it can be useful for you!
Enjoy with your classes.
My dear students,
In This link https://www.theguardian.com/film/series/my-favourite-film you can find a long list of favourite films. But, which is yours?
I’ll be waiting for your comments! Write a short review about your favourite movie, and tell us why it is your favorite. RISPONDETE CON ORDINE ALLE DOMANDE E VI RITROVERETE IN MANO UNA MINI RECENSIONE (review). 140 WORDS MIN.
- WHAT GENRE IS THIS MOVIE? My favourite movie is (Title). It is a… (romantic film/western/detective…)
- WHEN WAS IT SHOT? It was shot (è stato girato) in … (year).
- WHO IS THE MAIN CHARACTER? The main character (personaggio principale) is…
- ARE THERE OTHER SECONDARY CHARACTERS?
- IS THERE A HELPER?
- WHO ARE THE ENEMIES?
- WHERE IS THE STORY SET IN?
- WHAT HAPPENS? At the beginning… Then… During the film we discover that…
- HOW DOES THE STORY END?
- WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS FILM?
- WOULD YOU SUGGEST IT TO OTHER FRIENDS?
Yours Mrs Dorigo
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