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“Tell me” questions

The "Tell me" approach  is a ‘filmtalk’ strategy which involves individuals thinking about films, sharing their ideas with a group, and listening and responding to what others think. It can be used to help students think and talk about any films  that students have viewed.  

Character Analysis Questions

These 95 generic character analysis questions help English language students understand and talk about the characters they encounter in films and other texts.

Film Language Glossary

This glossary contains definitions of 75 of the most common film words and expressions which will help students to analyse and talk about film more effectively.

Self Questions

These 90 questions help English language students activate their background knowledge, make predictions and a personal empathic response to a film text.

Setting Questions

These 30 generic questions help English language students to analyse and talk about settings in film texts.

Short Film Viewing Guide

This viewing guide can be used with any short film to help students become more active and critical viewers of media through reflection on and discussion of a carefully selected series  pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing questions.

Sound Questions

These 50 generic questions help English language students analyse and talk about the role sound plays in film texts.

Story Questions

These 50 generic questions help English language students to analyse and talk about the stories in film texts.