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Every Day….in conjunction with Film English

In my travels today, I came across this wonderful site by Kieran Donaghy  :  Film English.  It is a wonderful companion to Movie Talk!

The following is an Embedded Reading to go along with this May 11, 2013 post:

(Spoiler alert!  The last line is important and about 45 seconds before the end the woman appears in a bra…preview before using with non-adult classes)

It’s a lovely piece, and very timely for us at this time of year.  The video, and the reading are in English.   It could absolutely be done without sound and by translating the reading below.

The video, in English, is actually a very cool conversation between a man and a woman.  The reading is directed to the viewer and is directly correlated, using most of the same vocabulary and structures.  It is a bit different than the narration-type readings posted in the past.    See what you think!

Base reading

Imagine……one extra day.   Think about it.  What would you do?

Would you sleep in?

Would you go to the gym?

Would you visit someone?

Would you get things done?

Would you read a book?

Would you sit in the tub?

Would you talk to people?

Would you straighten out your life?

Would you share it with friends?

What would you call this EXTRA day?

Version 2

Imagine that there is one extra day in the week, without responsibilities.   Think about the possibilities.   Would you travel?  You would just have a day.

Would you just sleep in late?   Would you spend time at the gym?  Would you visit someone you don’t get to see?

Would you work and get things done?   Would you curl up with a book?  Would you spend some time in the tub?

Would you tell more people that you like them?  Would you use the time to straighten out your life a bit?

Would it take you a day to decide how to use it?  Would you share it with some friends?

What would you call it?  A name that captures the potential?   Would you just call it the EXTRA day?

Version 3

Imagine that there is one extra day in the week.   Think about the possibilities.  One extra day, without responsibilities?  Would you travel?  It couldn’t be far.  You would only have one day.

Would you just sleep in late and enjoy it?   (Or would that be a waste?)  Would you spend a little extra time at the gym?  ( Do you even like the gym? ) Would you visit someone you care about, but don’t often get to see?

Would you work a few hours and get everything done?   Would you curl up with a book that you love?  Would you spend some time in the tub?

What would you pay more attention to?  Would you take the time to tell more people that you like them?  Would you use the time to get organized and straighten out your life a bit?

Or would it take you the entire day to decide how to use it?  Would you drink a little wine, maybe share it with some friends?

If you had this day…would you want it to have a special name?  A name that captures all of the potential?   Would you call it the EXTRA day?  Or maybe the SPECIAL day?

Version 4

Imagine that there is one extra day in the week.   Think about the possibilities.  One extra day, without responsibilities.  Would you be able to travel?  It couldn’t be far.  You would only have one day.

Would you just sleep in late and enjoy it?  (Or would that be a waste?)  Would you spend time at the gym?   (Do you even like the gym enough to do that?)  Would you visit someone you care about, but don’t often get to see?  Would only one day be enough?

Would you work a few extra hours and for once, get everything done?   Would you curl up with a book that you love, or perhaps one that you haven’t yet read?  Would you spend some time in the tub?

What would you pay more attention to?  Would you take the time to tell more people that you like them?  (Or would that just be weird? ) Would you use the time to get organized, fix things and straighten out your life a bit?  Or would you want to do something better on this extra day?

Or would it take you the entire extra day to decide how you would use it?  Would you find time to taste delicious wine, maybe share it, the wine and the day, with some special friends?

If you had this day, if it existed…what would you call it?   Would you want it to have a special name?  A name that captures all of the potential?  All of the possibilities?  Would you call it the EXTRA day?  Or maybe the UNIQUE day?  What about the SPECIAL day?

Then again…why not just call it….EVERYDAY?

 

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