It’s not “very” happy… it’s jubilant!

“Very” is a very unnecessary word! Also, I have always loved “Dead Poet’s Society”.

TatyGoRa's ELT Think Tank

When learning a new language, writing is an essential part of how we express ourselves. We must acknowledge that the English language has a rich vocabulary and we should tempt our students to expand their lexical resources. By challenging them in class, we are hopefully making them become curious outside of class.  In this case, this particular movie did just that. John Keating, played by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, has a scene where he goes on and on about the importance of a language which, from what he stated in the movie, was made to “woo women”. So for whatever reason we use it for, let’s not let our students be lazy. Here’s a way to challenge those high intermediate, advanced and exam preparation students.

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