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BROOKLYN (2015) ****
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(focus on the American Dream)

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Contains 12 movie quotes & 12 Academic Words (AWL*).

In 1951, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan,) a young woman living in Ireland, receives a sponsorship to come to America and start a new life in Brooklyn.  But first, she must say goodbye to all she has known.  In Brooklyn, she struggles to find the strength to survive and adapt to her new world, all the while facing intense homesickness.   Then, she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), a young Italian man with a kind heart and big plans.  But when tragedy requires Eilis to return to her roots in Ireland, she must make the cruelest decision of her life, a choice that will be terribly unfair to someone.   Her story might well exemplify the saga of the American dream.  Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Leading Actress, & Adapted Screenplay.   Rated PG-13 (111 min.) mike laib 2017

Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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