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About the author:
Jon Michael Miller holds three degrees in English from Penn State. He has taught on the high school and college levels, and has specialized in ESL in Florida since 1995. Semi-retired, he now has an intensive learning program for executives, students, travelers and immigrants, based on his website: www.EnglishInFlorida.com.
English in Films Volume 8 Comedy!
ESL Exercises for Teachers & Study at Home Students
Jon Michael Miller
This comedy edition of English in Films is designed for high intermediate and advanced students of English as a Second Language--The Devil Wears Prada, Groundhog Day, Gung Ho, Mrs. Doubtfire & Tin Cup. Comedy is difficult to translate from culture to culture, and these films were selected with this challenge in mind. Each demonstrates a variation on the comedic theme. As always, the films are broken into sections for study purposes with Vocabulary Exercises, Viewing Guides, Discussion/Writing Questions and Tests. Other volumes of English in Films are available. Visit our website; www.EnglishInFlorida.com.
The Devil Wears Prada deals with an uninformed person entering an unfamiliar and baffling new landscape and trying to figure it out. The film presents a revealing picture of the fashion industry.
An American classic, Groundhog Day shows the humor of sarcasm and irony--Bill Murray's perfected brand of humor.
Gung Ho is an adventure into cross cultural confusion when American and Japanese business and manufacturing worlds collide.
Mrs. Doubtfire presents Robin Williams' brand of high jinx and slapstick as well as cross-dressing. The film deals with family values and parenting.
Tin Cup is a typical romantic spoof (boy meets girl) set in the world of golf.
This volume of English in Films is not recommended for beginning students, even on a high level. But students who have some exposure to American culture will gain a lot in an investigation of comic techniques and attitudes in comparison to their own cultures.
- Publication Date:
- 146642141X / 9781466421417
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language