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Marie Antoinette: Adjectives (ING X ED)

This is a scene to work with participial adjectives. The segment is just great, full of visual input. Your students will enjoy it a lot. I loved the film. If you have suggestions, post a comment, please.







Before you watch:
Talk to a partner about the questions below:


1) How different would your life be if you could live in a palace with lots of maids around to help you?


2) Would you like to live in a historical period in which you would have to wear very uncomfortable, fancy clothes and wigs?


3) What's you opinion of pre-arranged marriages? Can they work out? Why (not)?



Watch the segment and pay attention to the people and the palace. Then choose the correct form of the adjectives.


Ex:

1) Marie Antoinette is a charming/charmed (charm) princess.


2) Her fiancé was embarassing/embarassed by the awkward introduction to his future wife.


3) They rode on carriages through the fascinating/fascinated gardens of the palace.


4) Marie Antoinette was amazing/amazed with the reception provided by the French.


5) The little girls handed her some flowers in a moving/moved attitude.


6) The guests were interesting/interested in observing every move she made.


7) The palace's overwhelming/overwhelmed beauty is magnificent.


8) The chandelier is stunning/stunned.


9) The garden is a relaxing/relaxed view from the palace.


10) She is totally touching/touched by the wealth of the palace.


11) Her wedding is full of monitoring/monitored guests observing every single detail of the ceremony.


12) The straining/strained groom was sweating during the wedding.



How to prepare your own video segment:



- Select a scene in which a lot of objects and situations can be observed


- Prepare descriptive sentences of the scene, adding adjective derived from verbs, for the students to choose the correct form of the adjectives provided.







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr4LAMaLH1o&feature=youtu.be

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