What a word means often depends on the context in which it is used. It is always easier to learn a word in context than to learn it from a list of vocabulary.

This exercise is designed to help you practice context clue skills – identifying word meanings based on surrounding information (i.e. the context).

 


Task 1


You are going to watch a sequence of scenes from the film. Before watching, read the following questions once (this gives you an idea of what to pay attention to while watching). Then watch the scenes and answer the questions by checking TRUE or FALSE.


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Task 2


Pre-task
The next section of the video is about finding the location for the movie. The following words are used in the video. Do you know what they mean?

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Main task
Now watch the video and answer the following questions. Instead of looking the words up in a dictionary, try to figure out their meanings from the context. You can always refer back to the video again for the visual clues that may help you understand the context.


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Task 2 - Extended task


After learning the vocabulary in context, you should practice using the new words repeatedly to keep them in your memory. This task serves as a practice exercise.

Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the words from the box below. Use the correct grammatical form of the words.

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Follow-up task :

1. Construct your own sentences using the above vocabulary as further practice.
2. Jot down all the vocabulary (with example sentences) you have newly learnt and revise them periodically.

Task 3 Pre-task


The followings are words that are used in the video segment which you are about to watch. Drag the words to their corresponding pictures. This will help you understand the video better.

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Task 3 Main-task


Now watch the video about the manufacturing of the film sets - Marine land and the cave. Try to figure out the meanings of the words/phrases from the context. You can refer back to the video for the visual clues that may help you understand the context.



When learning new words/ phrases, pay attention to the collocation. A collocation is two or more words that often go together. It is often easier to memorize and use language in chunks rather than as single words.


Video ©Walt Disney Studios





Task 3 - Extended task


Complete the following sentences by selecting the suitable word (s) provided in the drop box.




Follow-up task:

1. Construct your own sentences using the above vocabulary as further practice.
2. Jot down all the vocabulary (with example sentences) you have newly learnt and revise them periodically.
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