Novo filme de Will Smith traz bons exercícios de inglês; confira

Professora de inglês propõe atividades a partir do filme "Beleza Oculta" ("Collateral Beauty"). Sem spoilers, claro

* Escrito por Lígia Velozo Crispino, fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas

 

Uma das muitas maneiras de praticar inglês é por meio dos filmes. “Collateral Beauty”, último longa protagonizado pelo ator norte-americano Will Smith, está cheio de lições do idioma.

A seguir, você verá 3 atividades preparadas com trechos do trailer e de uma featurette (short film), na qual os atores principais falam sobre o que acreditam ser a tal collateral beauty. Assim, não damos spoiler (vem do verbo to spoilque significa estragar) para aqueles que ainda não assistiram ao filme.

Veja o trailer abaixo:

Confira também a featurette (vai só até o minuto 01:07):

Antes dos exercícios, vale esclarecer um conceito importante. Em português, o filme ganhou o nome de “Beleza Oculta”, que é um pouco diferente do significado do título original. Por isso, antes de começar, vamos ver as definições do adjetivo collateral:

  1. Situated or running side by side; parallel.
  2. Coinciding in tendency or effect; concomitant or accompanying.
  3. Serving to support or corroborate
  4. Of a secondary nature; subordinate.

Exercícios

A) Find out the 12 mistakes in the sentences below and correct them.

Trailer:

“Howard is a brilliant, creative, charismatic guy who used to loving life. Right now, he hate it. I try to talk to him and he’s not there, I miss him.”, says Whit (Edward Norton)

“We are here to connect.

Love. Time. Death.

Now, these three things connect every single human being on Earth.

We long for love. We wish we have more time and we have fear of death”, says Howard (Will Smith)

Death and Howard:

  • Whom did you write the letter for?
  • I wrote the letter for Death.
  • Nice to meet you. Charmed I’m sure.
  • People writes letters to the Universe all the time. Most don’t get a personnal response. But you are!
  • I don’t want this.

Time and Howard:

  • I’m time. I’m a gift. And you are wasting it.

Love and Howard:

  • I am love. Don’t try to live without me, Howard.
  • I saw you in her eyes when she called me Daddy, and you betray me!
  • I’m the reason for everything! If you can accept that, then maybe you get to live again.

 Featurette

 “Just look for it and I promise you is there. The collateral beauty.”

 “The very idea of collateral beauty is that no matter how dark and no matter how difficult is a time, there’s something beautiful happening right there! You just have to look and you just have to see it.” Will Smith.

B) Answer the following questions on vocabulary:

1. The very idea of collateral beauty is…” What is the meaning of the underlined word?

  1. much
  2. truly
  3. extremely
  4. exact

2. Which alternative has the right option of noun for the verb to hate?

  1. hate
  2. hating
  3. hatred
  4. hated

3. Which alternative best explains the meaning of the verb to betray?

  1. to disappoint the expectations
  2. to confuse the feelings
  3. to puzzle
  4. to flee

C) Writing activities:

  1. Check the meaning of long for and write down two sentences about things you long for.
  2. Write a composition about Death, Time and Love.

Answers

A) Find out the mistakes and correct them

“Howard is a brilliant, creative, charismatic guy who used to love life. Right now, he hates it. I try to talk to him and he’s not there, I miss him.”, says Whit (Edward Norton)

“We are here to connect.

Love. Time. Death.

Now, these three things connect every single human being on Earth.

We long for love. We wish we had more time and we fear death”, says Howard (Will Smith)

Death and Howard:

  • Who did you write the letter to?
  • I wrote the letter to Death.
  • Nice to meet you. Charmed I’m sure.
  • People write letters to the Universe all the time. Most don’t get a personal response. But you are!
  • I don’t want this.

Time and Howard:

  • I’m time. I’m a gift. And you are wasting it.

Love and Howard:

  • I am love. Don’t try to live without me, Howard.
  • I saw you in her eyes when she called me Daddy, and you betrayed me!
  • I’m the reason for everything! If you can accept that, then maybe you get to live again.

Just look for it and I promise you it’s there. The collateral beauty.

“The very idea of collateral beauty is that no matter how dark and no matter how difficult a time is, there’s something beautiful happening right there! You just have to look and you just have to see it.” Will Smith

B) Vocabulary

  1. d
  2. c
  3. a

Lígia Velozo Crispino é fundadora e sócia-diretora da Companhia de Idiomas. É coautora do Guia Corporativo Política de Treinamento para RHs e autora do livro de poemas Fora da Linha, além de ser organizadora do Sarau Conversar na Livraria Cultura.