Activity 2

Movie / series corner

Once Upon a Time,by Adam Horowitz and Edward 
Kitsis, 2011.
Once Upon a Time, by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, 2011.
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You are in charge of one film / TV series from the selection.

Go online to watch a trailer. Be ready to present your adaptation to the group.

How is the original fairy tale adapted and does it make the plot more attractive? More exciting? More modern?

Useful vocabulary: The film was released in… It was directed by… I find it quite modern / attractive… Usually, I don’t like… I really appreciate…

Over to you!

Leave a comment on IMDb

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

You write a comment on the IMDb page of a TV series or a film you have just watched. Give your opinion on the adaptation and highlight how the story has changed or evolved, for better or for worse!

▬ Movie / series selection ▬

  • Ever After, A Cinderella Story, by Andy Tennant, 1998.
  • Snow White and the Huntsman, by Rupert Sanders, 2012.
  • Witch Hunters, by Tommy Wirkola, 2013.
  • Jack the Giant Killer, by Nathan Juran and Mark Atkins, 2013.
  • Into the Woods, by Rob Marshall, 2015.

TV series:
  • Grimm, by Sebastián Silva and Aaron Lipstadt, 2011.
  • Once Upon a Time, by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, 2011.
  • Galavant, by Dan Fogelman, 2016.
  • Disenchantment, by Matt Groening, 2018.

Snow White and the Huntsman,by Rupert 
Sanders, 2012.
Snow White and the Huntsman, by Rupert Sanders, 2012.


  • amazing / extraordinary / outstanding (adj.)
  • captivating (adj.)
  • weak ≠ strong (adj.)
  • demeanour /dɪˈmiːnə/ (behaviour /bɪˈheɪvɪə/) (n.)
  • be fascinated / disappointed (v.)
  • depict /dɪˈpɪkt/ (portray) (v.)
  • laugh /ˈlɑːf/ at = make fun of (v.)

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings and learn about the other adaptations.

What are the common points and differences? How do they differ from the classic fairy tales you know?

Which one would you like to watch? Or would you recommend?

Useful vocabulary: I would like to watch... As far as I’m concerned… This is a must-see because… The character of… is endearing / appealing / sweet. The plot is brilliant / surprising / intriguing…

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Race your neighbour!

Pick an adjective from the list your teacher will give you. Find its antonym in the text. The first one to finish wins.
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