Cloud Atlas (2012)****
Cloud Atlas first page of whole movie ESL lesson for Movies Grow English

(focus on human connections across time and space)

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Contains 21 movie quotes & 51 Academic Words (AWL*).
One of the most ambitious movies ever filmed tells six stories, connected across  different times and places.  Based on the book by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas suggests themes of reincarnation, karma, and consequences for our actions.  Many of the actors appear in more than one story; some are in all six, but they may not be easy to recognize.  Some actors play both male and female parts.  The stories begin in the 1840s and extend to a distant planet in the year 2250.  How can such a fascinating movie be explained?  Just watch!  With Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant.  Rated R (172 min.) mike laib 2013

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

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