Exercise Corner | WALL.E – The Movie (2008)
1. Who is WALL·E?
WALL•E is the last robot left on Earth, and he is programmed to clean up the planet.
2. Who is WALL·E’s pet?
WALL•E’s pet is his cockroach, Hal.
3. Why have all the humans left the Earth?
Humans leave the Earth in the movie because of high levels of trash accumulation.
4. What is the ‘Buy n Large Ultrastore’? Does it remind you of something that exists in the real world?
The Buy n Large Ultrastore is a huge corporate that is one of the reasons for the trash accumulation on Earth.
For the second part of the questions, students need to mention about any huge chains of stores that they have come across.
5. Describe each of the major characters in the movie in 5 sentences (For example, things they do or don’t do, what they wear, etc.).
Ask students to pick the major characters from the movie they just watched and ask them to describe each character in 5 sentences. Additionally, you can even ask them to underline the adjectives they’ve used in their answers!
6. Match the given names with the character descriptions to complete the sentences:
7. Fill in the answers to the following questions in the grids given below. What is the new word formed by the highlighted grids?
1. Write down some adjectives from the movie that denote feelings or emotions:
For this question, there are multiple correct answers. Just check if the adjectives students write actually correspond to movie situations.
2. Write five instances when WALL·E or other characters felt the emotions that you mentioned above, in the movie:
In this question, you can verify if students have properly understood the meanings of the adjectives they’ve mentioned about and also check whether the instance they mention corresponds to a movie scene.
3. Circle all the adjectives (describing words) in the following sentences:
4. Add prefixes to the below-given adjectives to form their opposites and write them in the blanks:
Solve the crossword with the help of the clues given below:
1. Find 2 more words in English that originated from, or are borrowed from Tamil and write them here:
2. Look up the following words in the dictionary and find their etymologies:
Bus – The word bus is the shortened form of the Latin word ‘omnibus’ which means ‘for everyone’.
Teddy – This word is derived from the name of US President, Theodore Roosevelt, called Teddy, who is said to have saved the life of a bear cub while hunting.
Alphabet – The word alphabet is derived from the first Greek alphabets alpha and beta.
Meet your heroes
Read through this exercise with students and recall the first unit in which they learnt about how dumping wastes into oceans affects marine life. Then, if possible, arrange a clean-up drive for the class students in any nearby locality where there’s too much waste accumulation.
Think & Write
Describe WALL·E’s world. How is it different from your world?
How do you think WALL·E’s Earth got covered with trash? List specific actions and behaviours that could lead to such huge quantities of garbage accumulation.
Do you think our world might also become like WALL·E’s one day? why or why not?
Waste accumulation is a serious problem these days. Our Earth has been accumulating waste at a much faster rate than it can degrade mainly due to excessive consumption and use of non-degradable materials. It is important for children to realise this because the next generation and their day-to-day practices will play a huge role in reducing waste. So ask them to carefully read each of the questions, reflect on them, and then answer. In their responses, check if they have understood the reasons for waste accumulation, and what could be the state of our Earth if we continue to consume and dump waste at the rate we currently do. After correcting their responses, address the entire class and tell them how important it is to reduce waste and to consume responsibly for a better tomorrow.
This activity will help children realise how much they actually consume and be a starter towards reducing consumption. Ask them to fill in the table based on their time at the school, according to the guidelines given. Then, you can split students into groups of 4 and ask them to come up with possible solutions to reduce waste. Ask them to start implementing these solutions in their school every day. Once students continue this practice, they can suggest this to students in other classes as well. You can even guide them to reuse products such as cardboard, packaging material, etc. make craft items.