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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Date: Apr 09 2008

Themes: Pets

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

One easy way to make a kid laugh is to breathe the air helium balloon and talk. Your voice will be high pitched and funny.

Another way to produce the same effect is by speeding up a recording. Since the 1950s, Alvin and the Chipmunks have been a favorite for children. They are a cartoon band in which the vocals are sped up to make it sound like little chipmunks are singing.

The Chipmunks recently starred in a new movie with their inexplicably human father. Each of the three Chipmunks is easy to identify based on physical appearance and t-shirt color, but Jason can’t seem to keep track of who’s who. Listen to Devan set him straight.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Jason

Jason

Devan

Devan

Jason:  Wait so which one is the fat one?

Devan:  Theodore.

Jason:  Theodore’s the fat…

Devan:  Yeah.

Jason:  ...chipmunk?

Devan:  Yes.

Jason:  Are you sure?

Devan:  Yeah! Simon’s the one with the glasses and Alvin’s the leader that wears red.

Jason:  They didn’t change it for the new movie that came out like six months ago?

Devan:  Nope.

Jason:  Oh.

Devan:  The only difference is…well, no there is no difference.

Jason:  I could have sworn it was Simon!

Devan:  And then Jason Lee plays their dad. What’s their dad’s name?

Jason:  Oh I don’t know. But Jason Lee’s in it? That’s great.

Devan:  Yeah, so have you seen it?

Jason:  No. I kinda want to. I mean, if I had children I would definitely take them to see it because I feel like I definitely grew up on Alvin and the Chipmunks. Did you?

Devan:  I did. I used to watch the movie all the time where they fly around the world in hot air balloons.

Jason:  I think about them every time I hear audio sped up.

Devan:  Yeah.

Jason:  Do you?

Devan:  Yeah.

Jason:  Is that how they do their voices or is that just what it sounds like?

Devan:  I think so. I don’t know. That or somebody’s sucking on helium balloons.

Jason:  The dad’s name is Tom! I just remembered.

Devan:  No, it’s not Tom.

Jason:  John!

Devan:  Dave. His name’s Dave.

 

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Discussion

Jason is convinced that Simon is the fat Chipmunk. But Devan swears it’s Theodore. She’s right. Simon is the nerdy one. You can tell by his glasses.

Devan tells Jason that Jason Lee plays the Chipmunks’ father in the new movie. Jason is a fan of Jason Lee, but he can’t remember the name of the Chipmunk’s father. He guesses a bunch of wrong names before Devan remembers that it’s Dave.

Jason says he probably won’t see Alvin and the Chipmunks, but that he would take his kids if he had any. What cartoon from your youth would you share with your kids?

 

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KardelenF

KardelenF

Turkey

alvin is wonderful charecter :)


It incredible!I very love Alvin

03:32 PM Oct 18 2011 |

ymq10

China

This movie a very good song!the Chipmunks are very cute and sound is very special!

04:50 PM Sep 04 2011 |

Lony

Lony

Germany

it's so cute !!!

05:12 PM Jul 29 2010 |

heo jae hong

South Korea

I haven't seen this film. i'd like to watch :)

04:10 AM May 30 2008 |

samed1990

samed1990

Qatar

so pretty

 

02:01 PM Apr 20 2008 |

nive

nive

Lesotho

cool….....

08:04 AM Apr 18 2008 |

Happyfu

China

I really like the chipmunks,they are cute!

02:58 PM Apr 15 2008 |

samed1990

samed1990

Qatar

thankyou allfor the beautiful topic

08:04 AM Apr 15 2008 |

kai_ng1

kai_ng1

Malaysia

I haven't watch this cartoon yet, but after I read today lesson, i think i will go for it. It's sounds interesting!

02:27 PM Apr 13 2008 |

kai_ng1

kai_ng1

Malaysia

I haven't watch this cartoon yet, but after I read today lesson, i think i will go for it. It's sounds interesting!

02:27 PM Apr 13 2008 |

kai_ng1

kai_ng1

Malaysia

I haven't watch this cartoon yet, but after I read today lesson, i think i will go for it. It's sounds interesting!

02:27 PM Apr 13 2008 |

selinajl

China

i saw the film the day before yesterday. But i have seen it twice by now! How funny and lovely the film is! I am crazy about it!Smile

What impressed me most is the scene where three chuipmunks sang together. Their voice is extremely fascinating and cute!!!

Er, both the scirpt of the film and the characters in the film are terrific~It is worthwhile to see this film.And i believe you will be absorbed in the film as soon as you see it!!!Smile

08:44 AM Apr 13 2008 |

pretty.angel

United Arab Emirates

the chipmunks are sooo cute.. i liked it .. :)

05:25 AM Apr 13 2008 |

kanomthai

Thailand

I like chipmunks. They are so cute

04:11 PM Apr 11 2008 |

HermioneXIXI

China

Tongue out

sounds great~

but I like HARRY POTTER  

12:47 PM Apr 11 2008 |

vigoss

vigoss

Kazakhstan

I would share cartoon "Cheburashka" with my kids :)

08:14 AM Apr 11 2008 |

bahaa_diab

bahaa_diab

Syrian Arab Republic

i saw the movie but i think it is for the little children and doesnot have any creativity in it …but it is alittle funny to pass time…

06:11 PM Apr 10 2008 |

j.ion

j.ion

Thailand

I have many expression movie in my memorize

sample is 'Little giant','Santaclause' and one favourit which i can't remember its name but i have its video it's guite funny.

 

09:55 AM Apr 10 2008 |

mmch08

India

I like it cartoon.

08:45 AM Apr 10 2008 |

destiny007

destiny007

China

it is my favourite ,but i prefer Miky mouse and Garfied ````

06:25 AM Apr 10 2008 |

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