Activity 2

Book and screen corner

Let's talk this out!

Voir les réponses

Share your findings with your neighbour and learn about the other poster.

Discuss both characters’ similarities and differences.

Imagine two possible endings to both books and films.

Useful vocabulary: To my mind / In my opinion…
Just like Gatsby, Dorian… Contrary to Gatsby, Dorian…

Let's learn!


In groups, each makes one sentence about this double page. Use one word from the toolbox. It is over when all the words have been said.


  • glitter and glamour (exp.)
  • evil /ˈiːv(ə)l/ (n. ou adj.)
  • appeal to / be liked by (v.)
  • appear as / seem (v.)
  • deceive / mislead (v.) → misleading (adj.)
  • hide / conceal (v.)
  • lie (v.) → liar /ˈlaɪə/ (n.)
  • play / perform a role (v.)
  • split personality (v.)

▬ Books Selection ▬

  • “The Oval Portrait”, Edgar Allan Poe, 1842.
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, 1892.
  • The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894.
  • The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, 1936.

Group 2: Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray, by Oliver Parker, 2009.
Dorian Gray, by Oliver Parker, 2009.

Over to you!

Multiple personalities

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 1
and / or
Activity 2

You are a film director whose new film will be based upon both The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Great Gatsby.

Pitch your scenario to a group of potential producers. The class will then vote for the most original and personal approach.
Enregistreur audio
Voir les réponses

You are in charge of one poster.

Make suppositions about two of the following aspects: atmosphere, era, social background and main character’s personality.

Group 1
Dorian Gray: Why is his face split into two parts? What does each represent?

Group 2
Gatsby: How is Gatsby, the man in the center, related to the characters around him? What could the eyes with glasses behind Gatsby stand for?

Search the Internet to learn about the film and the book it is adapted from. Does it correspond to the poster?

Useful vocabulary:
The film was released on… It is based on ...
I think / I guess / I assume… As I see it… This may mean that...

Group 1: Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, by Baz Luhrmann, 2012.
The Great Gatsby, by Baz Luhrmann, 2012.
Connectez-vous pour ajouter des favoris

Pour pouvoir ajouter ou retrouver des favoris, nous devons les lier à votre compte.Et c’est gratuit !

Se connecter

Livre du professeur

Pour pouvoir consulter le livre du professeur, vous devez être connecté avec un compte professeur et avoir validé votre adresse email académique.

Votre avis nous intéresse !
Recommanderiez-vous notre site web à un(e) collègue ?

Peu probable
Très probable

Cliquez sur le score que vous voulez donner.

Dites-nous qui vous êtes !

Pour assurer la meilleure qualité de service, nous avons besoin de vous connaître !
Cliquez sur l'un des choix ci-dessus qui vous correspond le mieux.

Nous envoyer un message

Nous contacter?