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Happily ever after… or not!

Mission 2

Happily ever after… or not!

Did you know?

1. The American Film Awards are the Oscars.
2. The Indian Film Academy gives awards every year.
3. The Indian Film Academy gives awards to amateurs.
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Cinderella in Bollywood

Look at the pictures and fill with the correct answers.


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This document comes from a film, a cartoon or a book?
The characters are the princess, the godmother, the stepmother or Cinderella?
The scene takes place before or after the ball?

Pick out some adjectives in this word cloud, build their comparatives to compare the two versions of this famous scene: 

Find five “Bollywood” features in this word snake to describe the fairy God Mother.

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How do you imagine Cinderella’s Bollywood half-sisters? Print this pattern and draw them! Then try to describe them.

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Dessinez ici

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Hollywood’s fractured fairy tales

Read the title of the article. Tick the synonym of the word “fractured”.

Hollywood’s fractured fairy tales

March 2013

They were the stories our mothers told us.
Stories about children who were caught by witches, and farmboys who climbed into the clouds. Stories about wolves who pretended to be grandmothers, and stepmothers who couldn’t even pretend to be kind. Yet in the many retellings, things shifted. Some characters disappeared; others began to loom large. Stories we thought were about one thing became stories about other things entirely – things like feminism and nonconformity and self-esteem. Recently, Hollywood has sped up the process with very new takes on “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Puss in Boots,” “Jack the Giant Killer,” “Hansel and Gretel” and three separate versions of “Snow White”.

From an article by Stephen Whitty,

Read the description of the “stories our mothers told us” and match them to the corresponding story.

    Children who were caught by witches.
    Farmboys who climbed into the clouds.
    Wolves who pretended to be grandmothers.
    Stepmothers who couldn’t even pretend to be kind.

    Complete the text with the following words to sum up.

      Nowadays, we can find many versions
      famous fairytales. They are often very different
      the original version. Writers can take
      some elements, and focus
      different characters. Sometimes, they become stories
      modern issues. In Hollywood, especially, these classic stories are transformed
      something new.

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      The dark side of fairy tales

      Look at the picture a. Conjugate the verb in brackets in the present BE + V-ing to complete the description.

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      a) In this image, Snow White (hold) two babies.
      b) She (not smile).
      c) The Prince (watch) TV and (drink) beer.
      d) He (not help) her with the children.

      Now, look at the Disney® movie Snow White b and compare the two pictures. Who is the happiest according to you?

      Now, listen to the audio. Associate these elements from Ashutosh Gowariker’s script to the correct character. Then, order them (from one to eight).
      💡 Tip: Write SW for Snow White, Q for the evil Queen.

      The dark side of fairy tales

      Order Characters Elements
      was hiding.
      disguised herself.
      was turning her back.
      buried somebody.
      refused to eat.
      brought a poisoned apple.
      was calling for murder.
      escaped from the castle.
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      Les mots en -ing


      Listen: Dancing, singing, dreaming, annoying, embarrassing, interesting.

      Réfléchis : Repère la syllabe accentuée dans ces mots.


      Répète : Dancing and singing are very relaxing, and not a bit like working!

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      Le prétérit BE + V-ing

      Observe : As the Queen was turning her back, 1. she hit her on the head with a stick. 2.

      Réfléchis : Repère les deux sujets et les deux formes verbales.
      Quelle action est soudaine ? 1. ou 2. ?

      Conclus : On utilise le pour établir les circonstances d’un récit et le pour lister les événements soudain qui le rythment.
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      Mission 2

      I have to...

      My fairy tale must be...

      Choose your level:

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