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Groundhog Day

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I used this movie with my intermediate class after going over weather vocabulary. Because Bill Murray is stuck in the same day over and over again, it gives lots of practice to catch words the students may miss the first time (as well as compare and contrast the differences between the scenes). Additionally, it leads into loads of discussion activities (or debates) such as town -vs - city, weather idioms, one day to live, etc. And, of course, an overwhelming amount of grammar structures could be used. As a closer, I had the students write their own weather forecast mimicking the intonation and vocabulary that Murray uses at the beginning of the movie.

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