Mr Bean- The Restaurant (Fluency practice)

Student A- ‘Seeing’ student

Read through the whole sheet and check understand all the vocabulary BEFORE the film starts

A: When the film stops, describe everything you see on the screen to your partner. Only stop when they tell you they have answered all the questions on their worksheet. Your partner cannot ask you any questions.

B: The rest of the film will be played WITHOUT STOPPING. Describe everything that happens to your partner as it happens. Your partner can ask you questions, but everything must be done quickly!

C: When the film finishes, work with another student who saw the film and try to answer the questions below. When your teacher says, your previous partner will be able to ask you FIVE questions about what happened in the video. Try to answer these by what you remember from the film.

D: All the students who didn’t see the film will describe what they think happened. Correct any mistakes they make. 

E: Watch the video again and check your answers to the questions below.

1. What did you see?
a) How much money does Mr Bean have?
b) How many different people do you see in the film? How many people speak?
c) Is Mr Bean wearing a watch?
d) What does Mr Bean use instead of a napkin?

2. What do you think?
a) Why does the waiter put Mr Bean’s money in his pocket?
b) Why is the food unusual?
c) Why doesn’t Mr Bean just leave the food on this plate?
d) What do you think happens after the film finishes?
e) What are the most disgusting foods you have ever had?
f) What would you do if you were Mr Bean?

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Mr Bean- The Restaurant

Student B- ‘Blind’ student
Read through the whole sheet and check understand all the vocabulary BEFORE the film starts

A: When the film stops, listen carefully to what your partner says and try to answer the questions below. You cannot ask your partner any questions. If they don’t give you the correct information, you can say ‘More’.
1. What colour are the flowers on the table?
2. How many people are there in the picture?
3. Where is the bread roll?
4. What colour is the table cloth?
5. How many glasses are on the table?
6. What is Mr Bean holding in his hand?

B: The rest of the film will be played WITHOUT STOPPING. Listen to everything your partner says and try to work out when the events below happen in the film. You can ask your partner questions, but everything must be done quickly!

C: When the film stops, put numbers next to the statements below by the order you think they happened in the film, e.g. 1 e). If you have any problems you can ask your partner 5 questions.

D: Compare your answers as a whole class.

E: Watch the film and check your answers.

a) A man with a violin plays ‘Happy birthday to you’
b) Mr bean takes a flower from a vase
c) A waiter brings Mr Bean’s food
d) A waiter falls over Mr Bean’s foot
e) A waiter brings him the menu
f) He writes himself a birthday card
g) He takes out his purse and counts his money
h) Mr Bean eats some steak
i) Mr bean eats some bread
j) He puts some steak under his plate
k) He puts some steak in the sugar bowl
l) He gives Mr Bean some wine
m) It tastes very bad
n) Mr Bean throws his napkin onto another table
o) They bring him some more steak

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PDF version for easy printing: MrBeanRestaurantFluency

2 Responses to Mr Bean- The Restaurant (Fluency practice)

  1. joice says:

    Do you have an answer key for this activity?
    thanks!

  2. alexcase says:

    Fraid not. Shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to watch the video and make your own though.

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