Originally, Artemis Fowl was the first of eight fantasy novels by Irish author Eoin Colfer. It was adapted for the cinema by Kenneth Branagh and finally released on Disney+ after being delayed by lockdown. It features first-time actors as well as experienced and even very experienced actors like Judi Dench who plays the part of the leader of the fairy police. We think the story is motivating for A2 pupils and a good starting point for interaction. Pupils will discover the trailer, a clip and an article.
Vocabulary and grammar
- supernatural creatures
- writing numbers
- passive, simple past, present perfect
- Artemis Fowl /ˈɑːtɪmɪs faʊl/, creature /ˈkriːtʃə/, human /ˈhjuːmən/, leprechaun /ˈlɛprəˌkɔːn/, gnome /nəʊm/, lower /ˈləʊə/...
- Fowl; foul//low(er)
- General rhythm of English
Irish Blessing clip: you can download this below or send pupils to watch it on a "neutral" page of our site.