LET'S WORK IN CLASS WITH OUR ENGLISH LANGUGE ASSISTANT:
1. What kind of animal can you see running and running all the time?
2. Most of the rats are dressed; underline the clothes and accessories that are shown on the video:
- Trousers - bags – ties - shoes - umbrellas
- Jackets - skirts - rucksack - mobiles
3. Write down if these sentences are right or wrong; write properly the wrong sentences:
- We see there are few people in a quiet and empty underground.
- It is not the rush hour and so people seem to go to have a nice day.
- It represents a consumer society with plenty of adds of the necessary products people must buy: perfumes, food, drinks, etc.
- The transport used by the rats is: the tube, cars, bicycles and buses.
- The word’ happiness’ is used as a brand for anything: beers, credit cards, films, cokes, etc.
- The labyrinth or maze of happiness surrounded that society.
- People seem to be crazy to buy anything, either necessary or not.
- They can even fight between them to get that ‘amazing offer’.
- Happiness seems to rely on owning: nice cars, having alcoholic drinks, pills, and so on.
- Finally, the video shows us that:
a) We live in a world where money is not necessary.
b) Most of us don’t work for ourselves but for a big company that don’t treat us with dignity.
HOMEWORK AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO SLOWLY AT HOME.
Steve Cutts presents us, the human being, as a rat. Think of the way rats live in the world.
1. Make a list of all the things that a rat has to do every day.
2. Rats, human beings, dream of happiness. What kind of things makes a rat happy?
3. What are the consequences of looking for that fake happiness?