Libre à qui le souhaite de tisser ici ses propres
fils avec ceux d'un blog à la trame dessinée par l'anglais et son univers. Orientés par exemple par l'histoire, l'humour, la musique ou le cinéma ses vidéos, textes, sons, illustrations -etc-
viennent y prolonger les thèmes explorés en cours, et j'y publie des ressources conçues pour enrichir la pratique de la langue. S'il peut devenir outil de progression, je souhaite aussi
qu'il vous procure plaisir et parfois même amusement... why not ?!
What For ?
Bâtis ton anglais en t'exposant à la langue. Speak, view, listen, read, practise : variety's on the menu and I wish you'll have fun ;-)
The ad illustrates the NZ Lotteries Board "Instant Kiwi": in September 1989, the New Zealand Lottery Board introduced the game, which caused instant laughter. The TV ad is aimed at 18 -year olds, like the students in this brief story. Here the main character is a student who eventually proves to be far smarter than the teacher :o)
The game is called "Instant Kiwi" because you know if you are the winner not even 1 minute after buying the ticket !
It consists of a card with nine squares on it : punters scratch off 3 squares of their choice. If the 3 are identical, the punter wins that amount of money.
Ad developed by creative director Gavin Bradley, copywriter Kim Thorp, art director Robbie Kantor & agency producer Martin Gray. Filming directed by T. Williams - Visual effects : Digital Post. This ad inspired a scene in the film The Slackers" (U.S.A. - 2002)
Thanks !! to C. Dorleans, the colleague who got me to discover this clip :o)
The animated picture below is based on a clip that promotes going to a movie theaterrather than watching TV at home ! View the short commercial below :
clip from the Public Domain (the Internet Archive website)
Charmingly outfashioned... it must be the reason why it looks funny. Besides, given the temperatures out there at the moment, I do agree on their suggestion : why not go to the cinema ?? It's so much cooler than your home ;o)
amovie theater= American English for "cinema"
rather than (plutôt que -de-)
a commercial = an advertisement on TV
outdated= the opposite to 'fashionable', 'trendy', 'in'
Why not + V ? <=> making a suggestion
ex : "It's Sarah's birthday... why not invite her at the restaurant ?''