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(focus on family and holiday tradition)

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Contains 11 movie quotes & 19 Academic Words (AWL*).
Clark Griswold just wants to treat his family to a good old fashioned Christmas.  But as it turns out, creating the magic is a lot harder than it looks, especially when the family includes moms and dads who don’t like their in laws, kids who don’t believe in Christmas, a down-on-his-luck uncle with a big heart and a small brain, and enough bad luck to go around.  Yet somehow, Clark never stops trying even when things couldn’t get any worse --- until they do.   Over the years, Christmas Vacation has come to be considered a true Christmas classic with plenty of laughs and feel-good moments for the whole family to enjoy and cherish.  Stars Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Mae Questel, Beverly D'Angelo , and E.G. Marshal. Rated PG-13 (97 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.
5. Assessments are at http://www.moviesgrowenglish.com/Assessments.html.

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