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English Language Teaching in Brazilian settings

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

A) Plot summary

The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

B) Plot summary

Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley continue their search for Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes, which ultimately leads up to an epic battle at Hogwarts.

C) Plot synopsis

With three of Voldemort’s six horcruxes destroyed, Harry, Ron and Hermione must find the rest. One of them is a fabled Cup that once belonged to Helga Hufflepuff, one of the founders of Hogwarts, but the other two remain mysteries. They deduce both Gringotts and Hogwarts are likely hiding places, but will the mystical yet real Deathly Hallows prove to be a crucial part in the unfolding of events? Lord Voldemort has gained possession of the all-powerful Elder Wand, strengthening him further, but who really is its true master? Did the fateful events of 16 years ago have even more impact than Harry thought? All of these questions must be answered for ultimate Battle of Hogwarts, where the final showdown between Harry and the Dark Lord will determine the fate of both the wizarding and muggle worlds for the rest of eternity.

D) Movie trailer

E) Review

(No review available to this date)

F) Online activities


June 13, 2011 Posted by | Cinema, For students, Media | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bullying and school

According to IBOPE survey held in 11 schools in Rio de Janeiro, 22% of 5th through 8th grade students have been bullied by peers. In the United States, surveys say 39% of middle-schoolers report feeling unsafe at school. Moved by the alarming statistics of suicide among teenagers bullied at school, celebrities like Madonna and president Obama have engaged in anti-bullying campaigns. “It’s unfathomable. It’s like lynching black people or Hitler exterminating Jews” – says Madonna.

Given recent debates and the clear relevance of discussing bullying at school, I designed the following online activities for school students:

Text 1:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bullying is abusive treatment, the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when habitual and involving an imbalance of power. It may involve verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, sex or ability.
The “imbalance of power” may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a “target.”
Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. Although the UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, some US states have laws against it

Text 2:

Online exercise form: (answers will be automatically sent to teacherondemand@grupos.com.br and therefore to each group member)


More on bullying:

UPDATE! 26/08/2011
Besides the online form, TOD has also designed the following printable material on bullying:
Bullying activities (for high schoolers in Brazilian settings): click here to download PDF file.
Bullying activities with answers (for teacher support): click here to download PDF file.

June 8, 2011 Posted by | For students, Printable Material | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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