This is something I’ve been using for a while with my students. It is not just a worksheet, but something a bit more elaborate, with an introduction to the movies and the books, as well as a list of some of the words in the movie and their translation into Spanish. At the end of the worksheet, there is a list of essay topics, comprehension questions and discussion questions. Feel free to use this worksheet. Download the THE HUNGER GAMES
THE HUNGER GAMES
Introduction to the movie and the books
The Hunger Games is the first novel in a series of three books by American writer Suzanne Collins. The books depict the fictional dystopian nation of Panem, a territory divided into twelve districts and an advanced metropolis under the name of The Capitol, both located in what used to be North America. The story is told from the point of view of a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in District 12 and who becomes an unwilling volunteer for the annual pageant commonly known as “The Hunger Games” in order to take the place of her sister, who had been previously chosen as a tribute for the Games. These games are a televised show in which 12 girls and 12 boys from each of the districts are forced to participate. The premise is simple: the Games must have a sole winner who, in order to become the champion, must end with the lives of the rest of the tributes. Katniss, together with Peeta Mellark, the other tribute from District 12, travels to The Capitol and there meets their mentor Haymitch Abernathy, the rest of the tributes and other relevant characters. From her arrival onwards, Katniss describes how each of the tributes participating in the Games is killed or dies. Though the idea of a bunch of kids being forced to kill each other in some sort of contest is not new (see Battle Royale), what is indeed new to The Hunger Games trilogy is the fact that Suzanne Collins never forgets that the readers she is targeting for are teenagers. Thus, she doesn’t dwell on gruesome details on how the different killings are perpetrated but instead focuses on what her main character, Katniss, feels.
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