Saturday, May 29

Battle for Terra: Compound Nouns with Some, Any, No, Every

As you know, I could spend days watching animated movies. This is a 3D movie with a great message for kids. I think adults understand the movie better than children, though. I used this segment to practice compound nouns with some, any, no, every in a contextulized way. Hope you like it.

A. Watch the movie segment and describe what you saw to a partner.

B. Now do the following exercise. Circle the correct alternative.

1. Humans exhausted every natural resource. There was anything / nothing / something left .

2. Colonies were established on the neighboring planets, Venus and Mars. Two centuries later, war was declared and something / anything / everything was destroyed.

3. There was something / nothing / anything the survivors could do. Travel to another galaxy and find another planet everywhere / somewhere / nowhere in another system.

4. The human asked Mala to do anything/ something / nothing for him. To repair his spaceship.

5. They eventually shook hands, a demonstration that anybody / somebody / everybody can be friends even if they don't have something / anything / nothing in common.

6. Mala is a Terrean. She is not human but there is something / nothing / anything about her that resembles a human being. She has two eyes and one mouth, for example.

7. According to the segment, there is life nowhere / somewhere / anywhere in other galaxies.

8. What's your opinion? Is there life somewhere / nowhere / anywhere in outer space?


Answer key:

1 Nothing

2 Everything

3 Something / somewhere

4 Something

5 Everybody / anything

6 Something

7 Somewhere

8. Anywhere