Hachi: A Dog's Tale
A. Find the words from the text for the meanings given below.
a. ....Unwavering......- never changing or becoming weaker
b. ....Devotion.... - great love, care and support for somebody/ something
c. .....Commuter.....- a person who travels some distance to work on a regular basis
d. ....Vendor....- a person or Company that sells goods or services
e. .....Adaptation.....- the act of changing something to make it suitable for a new situation
f. ....Reinforce.... -to strengthen with some added piece, support, or material
g. ...Passionate.... -having or showing strong feelings
h. .... Cinematic.....- connecting with film and how they are made
i. ...Secular.... -not having any connection with religion
B. State whether the following statements are true or false.
a. Laura Busch is one of the characters in the movie.- False
b. The dog is the symbol of love. devotion and loyalty. - True
c. The story Of the movie is based on a real incident.- True
d. Portraying the traditional values of marriage is one of the weaknesses of the movie. - False
e. The strong bonding between the dog and his master makes everyone emotional.- True
f. This film is different from Other family films.- True
C. Answer these questions.
a. What is the name of the dog in the movie?
The name of the dog in the movie is Hachi.
b. Who directed the movie?
The movie was directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
c. How was the relationship between the dog and his master?
The relationship between the dog and his master, Parker, was described as one of unwavering loyalty and devotion.
d. Why was the statue of the dog made?
The statue of the dog was made in honour of Hachi's faithfulness and loyalty.
e. Write any two weaknesses of the film.
Two weaknesses of the film are:
- Some viewers may find the depiction of affection between Parker and his wife bothersome.
- Some viewers may perceive the use of the number "8" around Hachi's neck as a misuse or misrepresentation.
f. What things in the movie touch the heart of the audience?
The bond of friendship and loyalty between the dog and his master, as well as the dog's unwavering devotion, touch the hearts of the audience.
D. If you had a chance to ask the screenwriter of the movie a question, what would you ask? Discuss.
1. What drew you to the true story of Hachiko and inspired you to adapt it into a screenplay?
2. How did you approach capturing the essence of Hachi's unwavering loyalty and devotion on screen?
3. Can you tell us about the process of bringing the relationship between Parker and Hachi to life? What challenges did you face in portraying their bond?
4. The film highlights the values of marriage and traditional family. How did you aim to portray the strength and love in Parker and Cate's relationship?
5. What was the significance of using black and white shots to depict Hachi's perspective of the world? How did you decide on this creative choice?
A. Put the words in the proper order to make questions.
a. plane / on / feel / did / how / you/ the
How did you feel on the plane?
b. are/ the kids / doing what
What are the kids doing?
c. phone / me / didn't / you / why
Why didn't you phone me?
d. did / what / beach on / he /the / find
What did he find on the beach?
e. for / do / parents have / your / what / breakfast
What do your parents have for breakfast?
f. what / will / like / tha / weather / tomorrow / be
What will the weather be like tomorrow?
g. a / nice / they / time / have / did
Did they have a nice time?
h. hotel / your / was / near / the / beach
Was your hotel near the beach?
i. visited / ever / Italy / Rita / has
Has Rita ever visited Italy?
j. you / fishing / gone / ever / have
Have you ever gone fishing?
B. Write the questions you would ask in each of the situations below.
a. You want to suggest going to a movie.
Would you like to go to a movie?
b. You want to know where Simran lives.
Do you know where Simran lives?
c. You are inviting a friend to come to your home.
Would you like to come to my home?
d. You are asking for permission to take a seat on a bus.
May I take this seat on the bus?
e. You are looking for your pet dog. You are asking your.
Have you seen my pet dog? or Do you know where my pet dog is?
f. You are asking Bharat about the number Of books he has got.
How many books do you have, Bharat?
g. You are asking your friend if her father cooks everyday or once week.
Does your father cook every day or once a week?
h. You are asking your teacher about the weather tomorrow.
What is the weather forecast for tomorrow, teacher?
C. Complete the conversation below with suitable questions.
Pristine: ....Where do you live?.......
Mr. Waiba: I live in Dhadingbensi.
Mr. Waiba:...How old are you.......
Pristine: I am sixteen.
Pristine: ......Did you go to school?.........
Mr. Waiba: Yes, I went to school.
Waiba:.......What are your interests or hobbies?............
Pristine: My interests? I don't have any really.
Mr. Waiba:.......What is the name of your school?............
Pristine: It's Neelakantha Secondary School.
Pristine: ............ Is there anything you dislike about your school?..................
Mr. Waiba: Nothing. I like everything about my school.
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