LAST COMMENTS BY THE AUTHOR

    Studying English with movies is an entertaining way of learning the language. Students will get trapped with the plot of the story and will be able to understand successfully all what is said in the movie, from the beginning to the end. This is a make-believe dream many learners have. Watching the film and then, reading the script will clarify pupils’ understanding of the spoken language. 
Besides, the fact that the movie is divided into eighteen parts lasting ten minutes each is an advantage that enables the audience to study and analyse better the entire lexis and structures. 
I highly recommend this activity book to intermediate and advanced English learners who like or would like to explore the nineteenth-century History, since they can see and understand the way of living and the idiosyncrasy of the English society, at that time. 
Students will learn and practise new vocabulary along with some grammar points. Also, they will be able to speak, discuss, and write about the plot, and at the same time, they will read the movie script and listen to the characters’ conversations, appreciating the actors’ performance. 
I’m glad to welcome everyone to this great narrative − being an adaptation of the book: David Copperfield written by Charles Dickens. Students will acknowledge the magnificence of Dickens’ creativity with its magical discourse and dialogues so well devised. Likewise, they will take pleasure while watching the movie − without subtitles − The film, being a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and TNT, and being directed by Peter Medak, has the marvellous acting of Sally Fields, Hugh Dancy, and Michael Richards among others. I leave this jewel for the enjoyment of you all.  Happy studies to my cherished readership! 

 

Based on Dickens’ Book: David Copperfield (1850) 
Previous title: (1848) The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observation of David Copperfield, The Younger of Blunderstone Rookery 
and the adapted 2000 film: David Copperfield 

 

Author:

Berta Otero

Berta Otero is a freelance Argentine teacher of the English language who studied in I.F.D. N° 100 de Avellaneda and obtained her professional degree in I.F.D. Pío XII in 2008. 
In 2010, she did many training courses majoring in Phonetics and Phonology at Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). 

In 2005, she taught English ad honorem in Casa de la Juventud, a non-
profit social organization dependent upon the Avellaneda Municipality. 
From 2008 to 2014, she worked as a teacher in Instituto Educativo Argentino − IEA − teaching Professional English to higher education students. 
From 2012 to the present, the teacher has worked in two quality control companies teaching English to their staff. There, Ms Otero has translated many technical norms and training videos into Spanish.  
Now, Berta is teaching English for free to retired people in the Retirement Centre: Unidos por la Lucha, a social institution for pensioners in her neighbourhood − Lanús. 
The author has also transcribed the film script of several English and American films to be used as resources in the teaching of English. 

She can be found in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Zoom accounts. 
Charles Dickens: (1812-1870) British novelist considered one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. He wrote 15 novels, among his classics, we found: Hard Times, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. 

He lived in a poor family with seven of his siblings; his father was sent to 
prison for debt when he was 12 years old. So, he had to leave school to work at 
a boot-blacking factory to help his family financially. This was the saddest period of his life which is reflected in his writings being a critic of the English society. After some years, he could return to school when his father received an inheritance that helped pay off his debts. But at the age of 15, Charles had to leave school again and worked as an office boy; the following year, Dickens began freelance reporting at the law courts of London − Doctor’s Commons − Just a few years later, he was reporting for two major London newspapers.  
Dickens married Catherine Hogarth, soon after his first book was published, Sketches (1836). They have 10 children, but in 1858, he separated from his wife and lived with his lover Ellen Terman. 
As he became more famous, he travelled a lot through Switzerland, Italy, France and The United States of America. He gave conferences in all those countries and died at the age of 58 of stroke. 
About the title: Although this activity book was intended to be written in British English, its title contains a U.S. term − movies − the author chose it for its being catchier and trendier. 

 

 

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LAST COMMENTS BY THE AUTHOR

    Studying English with movies is an entertaining way of learning the language. Students will get trapped with the plot of the story and will be able to understand successfully all what is said in the movie, from the beginning to the end. This is a make-believe dream many learners have. Watching the film and then, reading the script will clarify pupils’ understanding of the spoken language. 
Besides, the fact that the movie is divided into eighteen parts lasting ten minutes each is an advantage that enables the audience to study and analyse better the entire lexis and structures. 
I highly recommend this activity book to intermediate and advanced English learners who like or would like to explore the nineteenth-century History, since they can see and understand the way of living and the idiosyncrasy of the English society, at that time. 
Students will learn and practise new vocabulary along with some grammar points. Also, they will be able to speak, discuss, and write about the plot, and at the same time, they will read the movie script and listen to the characters’ conversations, appreciating the actors’ performance. 
I’m glad to welcome everyone to this great narrative − being an adaptation of the book: David Copperfield written by Charles Dickens. Students will acknowledge the magnificence of Dickens’ creativity with its magical discourse and dialogues so well devised. Likewise, they will take pleasure while watching the movie − without subtitles − The film, being a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and TNT, and being directed by Peter Medak, has the marvellous acting of Sally Fields, Hugh Dancy, and Michael Richards among others. I leave this jewel for the enjoyment of you all.  Happy studies to my cherished readership! 

 

Based on Dickens’ Book: David Copperfield (1850) 
Previous title: (1848) The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observation of David Copperfield, The Younger of Blunderstone Rookery 
and the adapted 2000 film: David Copperfield 

 

Author:

Berta Otero

Berta Otero is a freelance Argentine teacher of the English language who studied in I.F.D. N° 100 de Avellaneda and obtained her professional degree in I.F.D. Pío XII in 2008. 
In 2010, she did many training courses majoring in Phonetics and Phonology at Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). 

In 2005, she taught English ad honorem in Casa de la Juventud, a non-
profit social organization dependent upon the Avellaneda Municipality. 
From 2008 to 2014, she worked as a teacher in Instituto Educativo Argentino − IEA − teaching Professional English to higher education students. 
From 2012 to the present, the teacher has worked in two quality control companies teaching English to their staff. There, Ms Otero has translated many technical norms and training videos into Spanish.  
Now, Berta is teaching English for free to retired people in the Retirement Centre: Unidos por la Lucha, a social institution for pensioners in her neighbourhood − Lanús. 
The author has also transcribed the film script of several English and American films to be used as resources in the teaching of English. 

She can be found in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Zoom accounts. 
Charles Dickens: (1812-1870) British novelist considered one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. He wrote 15 novels, among his classics, we found: Hard Times, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. 

He lived in a poor family with seven of his siblings; his father was sent to 
prison for debt when he was 12 years old. So, he had to leave school to work at 
a boot-blacking factory to help his family financially. This was the saddest period of his life which is reflected in his writings being a critic of the English society. After some years, he could return to school when his father received an inheritance that helped pay off his debts. But at the age of 15, Charles had to leave school again and worked as an office boy; the following year, Dickens began freelance reporting at the law courts of London − Doctor’s Commons − Just a few years later, he was reporting for two major London newspapers.  
Dickens married Catherine Hogarth, soon after his first book was published, Sketches (1836). They have 10 children, but in 1858, he separated from his wife and lived with his lover Ellen Terman. 
As he became more famous, he travelled a lot through Switzerland, Italy, France and The United States of America. He gave conferences in all those countries and died at the age of 58 of stroke. 
About the title: Although this activity book was intended to be written in British English, its title contains a U.S. term − movies − the author chose it for its being catchier and trendier.