• Listening Exercise: If You Liked the Last Post…

    You’ll love this listening practice!  Remember the amazing short film about the sheriff?  Hopefully by now you’ve commented on that post with a creative short story of your own.  Today, we’re going to take a look at the motivation behind making that film.  Then, you’ll practice your listening skills by answering the following comprehension questions.  Enjoy!

    1. The goal for us was to make something that kind of _________ the notion of animation being a genre, and one for children specifically.
    2. Why can you take risks when making a short film?
    3. Animation could be a ______ to tell any sort of story.
    4. Have you ever heard the idiom, “a kernel of truth”?  It means that there is a small element of truth within a bigger story.  The whole story is not true.  Can you use this idiom in sentence?
    5. Why wasn’t the final version of the film about forgiveness?
    6. To own up means to take responsibility.  Tell us about a time when you have owned up to a mistake you made.
    7. To wear your emotions on your sleeve means you don’t try to hide your feelings.  Do you wear your emotions on your sleeve?  Why or why not?
    8. Have you ever lead by example?
    9. People’s ____________ of what animation is to them varies.
    10. Did the makers of this film challenge your expectations?  I know they challenged mine!

    In case you missed it, here’s the short:

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