Roald Dahl’s BFG

The Big Friendly Giant

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How would you feel if a giant hand reached into your bedroom window and snatched you away?

That’s just what happens to Sophie in Roald Dahl’s book The BFG. 

The BFG is a Big Friendly Giant who is blowing good dreams into the windows of sleeping boys and girls.  After the BFG kidsnatches Sophies straight from her orphanage and takes her with him to Giant Country they embark on an exciting adventure as they got to know each other. Let’s start our own adventure as we get to know more about the BFG, the other giants in Giant Country and many more adventures in Roahl Dahl’s stories.

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The story is about a young orphaned girl named Sophie, living in a girl’s orphanage run by the cantankerous and abusive Mrs. Clonkers. One night, Sophie sees a large, cloaked person blowing something via a trumpet-like object into a bedroom window down the street. She is discovered by the mysterious person, who carries her to his homeland of Giant Country.

There, he identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant (‘BFG’), who nightly blows bottled dreams into the bedrooms of children, and explains the other type of giants that eat humans, mostly children. Because the BFG refuses to eat people or steal food from humans, he subsists on a foul-tasting vegetable known as a snozzcumber. It’s like a cucumber with black strips.

Sophie and the BFG quickly become friends; but Sophie is soon put in danger by the sudden arrival of the Bloodbottler Giant, who suspects the BFG of harboring Sophie. Sophie hides in the snozzcumber, unknown to the BFG, and the BFG offers the snozzcumber to the Bloodbottler, hoping that its foul taste will repel him from the area; whereupon the Bloodbottler spits out the snozzcumber and Sophie, and leaves in disgust. When Sophie announces she is thirsty, the BFG treats her to a fizzy drink called frobscottle, which causes noisy flatulence because of the bubbles sinking downwards. The BFG calls this “Whizpopping”. The next morning, the BFG takes Sophie to Dream Country to catch more dreams, but is tormented by the other giants along the way; notably by their leader, the Fleshlumpeater, the largest and most fearsome.

In Dream Country, the BFG demonstrates his dream-catching skills to Sophie; but the BFG mistakenly captures a nightmare, and uses it to start a fight among the other giants when Fleshlumpeater has a nightmare about Jack. Sophie later persuades him to approach the Queen of England toward imprisoning the other giants. To this end, she uses her knowledge of London to navigate the BFG to Buckingham Palace, and the BFG creates a nightmare, introducing knowledge of the man-eating giants to the Queen, and leaves Sophie in the Queen’s bedroom to confirm it. Because the dream included the knowledge of Sophie’s presence, the Queen believes her and speaks with the BFG.

After considerable effort by the palace staff to create a table, chair, and cutlery of appropriate size, the BFG is given a delicious breakfast, and the Queen telephones the King of Sweden and the Sultan of Baghdad to confirm the BFG’s story – the giants having visited those locations on the previous two nights – then summons the Head of the British Army and the Marshal of the Royal Air Force. The said officers, though initially belligerent and skeptical, eventually agree to cooperate.

A fleet of helicopters then follows Sophie and the BFG to the giants’ homeland, where the giants are tied up as they sleep, suspended under the helicopters, and carried back to London, where they are imprisoned in a pit. The only one not easily caught is the Fleshlumpeater, who wakes up as the British attempt to tie him up, but Sophie and the BFG trick him into allowing his own capture by claiming that he has been poisoned by a venomous snake so that he will put his hands and feet together to be tied up. The man-eating giants are then imprisoned in a deep pit where they are only fed snozzcumbers.

Afterwards, a huge castle is built as the BFG’s new house, with a little cottage next door for Sophie. While they are living happily in England, with several gifts coming in for many years from the governments of every country ever targeted by the giants (notably England, Sweden, Iraq, Arabia, India, Panama, Tibet, the United States, Chile, Jersey and New Zealand), the BFG writes a book of their adventures, which is then identified as the novel itself.

quentin2bblake2b-2b27here2bis2bthe2bdream2bcatcher2728129TASKS:

  1. In groups, investigate about any other Roald Dahl’s stories and make a summary about it.
  2. Make a mural with your story and some drawings. Look at Garry Parsons’ drawings for Roald Dahl’s stories.
  3. Oral Exposition: tell us the story
  4. The play103062412

HOUSE

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Activities: Saber Inglés

House:

room

balcony

bathroom

bedroom

dining room

living room

sitting room

garage

kitchen

attic

toilet

door

doorbell

letter box

window

roof

chimney

stairs

 

 

 

 

 

Dining room:

living room

table

chair

armchair

sofa

floor

ceiling

carpet

fireplace

radiator

lamp

light

curtain

wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen:

fridge

oven

microwave oven

dishwasher

washing machine

ironing board

toaster

mixer

broom

sink

tap

waste bin

frying pan

saucepan

fork

knife

spoon

teaspoon

cup

glass

saucer

tablecloth

napkin

Bathroom:

bath

shower

toilet

washbasin

tap

mirror

soap

towel

comb

hairbrush

hair drier

toothbrush

toothpaste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedroom:

bed

bedside table

bedside lamp

wardrobe

chest of drawers

drawers

pillow

blanket

sheet

alarm clock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAUSES

“THE MAN WHO CAN´T BE MOVED”

Going back to the corner ____1______ I first saw you,
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag. I’m not gonna move,
Got some words on cardboard got your picture in my hand,
Saying if you see this girl can you tell her ____2______ I am,
Some try to hand me money they don’t understand,
I’m not… broke I’m just a broken hearted man,
I know it makes no sense, but _____3_____ else can I do,
_____4_____ can I move on ____5______ I’ve been in love with you…

Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me,
And your heart starts to wonder ____6______ on this earth I can be,
Thinking maybe you’d come back here to the place that we’d meet,
And you’d see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

So I’m not moving . I’m not moving

Policeman says son you can’t stay here,
I said there’s someone I’m waiting for if it’s a day, a month, a year,
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows,
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go.

Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me,
And your heart starts to wonder ____7______ on this earth I can be,
Thinking maybe you’d come back here to the place that we’d meet,
And you’d see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

So I’m not moving. I’m not moving

I’m not moving. I’m not moving

People talk about the guy
_____8_____ waiting on a girl

Oohoohwoo

There are no holes in his shoes
But a big hole in his world

Hmmmm

Maybe I’ll get famous as man ____9______ can’t be moved,
And maybe you won’t mean to but you’ll see me on the news,
And you’ll come running to the corner
Causes you’ll know it’s just for you

I’m the man ____10______ can’t be moved
I’m the man ____11______ can’t be moved

Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me,
And your heart starts to wonder ____12______ on this earth I can be,
Thinking maybe you’d come back here to the place that we’d meet,
And you’d see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

[Repeat in background]

So I’m not moving. I’m not moving

I’m not moving. I’m not moving

Going back to the corner ____13______ I first saw you,
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag not I’m not gonna move.

PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

actor
actress
air hostess
architect
astronaut
au-pair, babysitter
baker
bank clerk
barber
bookseller
bricklayer
bus driver
butcher
chemist
cook
dentist
doctor
driver
electrician
engineer
factory worker
farmer
fashion designer
firefighter , fireman
fisherman
gardener
graphic designer
hairdresser
journalist
lawyer
librarian
lifeguard
lorry driver
mechanic
model
nurse
office worker
painter
photographer
pilot
plumber
policeman
policewoman
politician
psychologist
sailor
salesman
scientist
secretary
security guard
shepherd
singer
soldier
surgeon
taxi driver
teacher
tourist guide
translator
vet
waiter
waitress

 

professions

 

 

 

COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE

LIST OF ADJECTIVES:

BIG-LARGE
LITTLE-SMALL

BLUNT
SHARP

CLEAN
DIRTY

CLOSED-SHUT
OPEN

CROOKED
STRAIGHT

SHALLOW
DEEP

WET
DRY

EMPTY
FULL

FAST
SLOW

FAT
THIN

HAPPY
SAD

EASY
DIFFICULT-HARD

SOFT
HARD

HIGH
LOW

HOT
COLD

LONG
SHORT

NARROW
WIDE

YOUNG-NEW
OLD

ROUGH
SMOOTH

STRONG
WEAK

TIDY
UNTIDY

GOOD
BAD

PRETTY-BEAUTIFUL
UGLY

FIRST
LAST

LIGHT
DARK

LIGHT
HEAVY

LOUD
SOFT

THICK
THIN

LOOSE
TIGHT

 

 

 

 

Here you have some exercises to practice the comparative and superlative of adjectives.
1-exercise one
2-exercise two

Christmas Greetings!!!

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Leave here your greetings for next Christmas! You’ll find some ideas to talk about:

Name the things you want for Christmas this year!
What does your stocking look like?
What is your favorite Christmas song?
What does your family do on Christmas Eve?
What does your family do on Christmas morning, afternoon, and night?
Do you think you’re going to have a white Christmas?
How much does your family spend on you at Christmas time?
Do you meet up with extended family at Christmas time?