Tuesday, 9 August 2016

SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2 - TO THE MOVIES! FANTASTIC BEASTS & ME BEFORE YOU


1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them




“Harry: This book belongs to Harry Potter. 
Ron: Shared by Ron Weasley, because his fell apart. 

Hermione: Why don't you buy a new one then? 

Ron: Write on your own book, Hermione. 

Hermione: You bought all those dungbombs on Saturday. You could have bought a new book instead. 

Ron: Dungbombs rule.”



This movie will come out in November 2016. It is based on the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. The screenplay has been written by J. K. Rowling herself. 

Within the Harry Potter universe, Newt Scamander's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was first published in 1927 and became a massive bestseller, as well as an approved textbook at Hogwarts. By the mid-1990s, when the Harry Potter series is set, it was in its 52nd edition. Scamander also has the distinct honour to have his own Chocolate Frog Card.


Author J.K. Rowling has stated that this film "is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry gets underway".

J.K. Rowling wrote the book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them",  on which the film is based,  in 2001, with most of the the profits benefiting the charity Comic Relief. Over 80% of the cover price of each book sold goes directly to poor children in various places around the world. 
(source Imdb)


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2. Me Before You 




It doesn't take you long to realize this is a love story, does it? It is, in fact. But Me Before You, based on Jo Jo Moyes 's best selling book and starring  Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), features a  peculiar, thought-provoking romance. 

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"I frowned at the list. “So… I’ll go back and tell the Traynors that I’m going to get their suicidal quadriplegic son drunk, spend their money on strippers and lap dancers, and then trundle him off to the Disability Olympics—"  

— Jojo MoyesMe Before You

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