How the Grinch Stole Christmas Part 1 for the complete animated story, comprehension questions, speaking activities and a better song gap fill.
If you plan to live in North America, or if you already live here, it is essential that you know about this story by Dr. Seuss. The more you can casually mention about it, the more Canadian or American you will seem.
I have included the complete script of the animated story. Reading it out loud slowly and carefully with LOTS of expression would help your speaking and pronunciation. You might even want to speak along WITH the narrator of the animated story while copying his rhythm and intonation.
3. Sing-along . This is a great song to practice enunciating. Make sure you open your
mouth as wide as you can in order to let your tongue get to the right place. Sing as
slowly as the singer.
Speaking and Writing Questions:
1. Dr. Seuss wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas to [point out how the media and
marketing have created a holiday focused on spending money to buy things.
Discuss how has the media changed holidays such as Christmas, New Years, Chinese
New Year, Valentine's Day, Mother;s Day etc. and how they are celebrated.
2. What role does Cindy Lou play in the story. What does she do to change the Grinch?
3. The Grinch has a serious character flaw. He experiences a crisis and then changes for
the better. Describe the Grinch's character flaw at the beginning of the story. What crisis
changes him? How did he change?
4. What is the message of the story?
5. Would you write a different ending to the story? Explain why or why not. If yes, how
would you end it?
6. Do you know anyone who had some bad personality characteristics, but who became a
better person after something happened to him or her. This could be you, or anyone
you know. Tell what happened, and why this person changed.