DLI hosts their first social event this semester

Date: 2019-03-29 17:23:27   Clicks:

In order to provide more platforms for students to learn and practice English, advocate students to watch more English movies, improve their English listening and speaking skills, and learn more about British dialects and culture, Leicester International Institute, Dalian University of Technology held their first social event this semester on the evening of the 25th March. This activity was organized by Martin Freeman and Peter Ellis. 

First, Professor Martin showed students Nick Parker's A Close Shave (Wallace and Gromit), a 30-minute film released in 1995, which won the Sixty-sixth Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1994. After watching the film, Martin and Peter introduced the language in the movie and Yorkshire which is in the northeast of England, as well as many local dialect and conventions. 

In the movie, it showed many novel inventions. According to the movie plot, Martin divided students into two groups for doing role play as inventors and sponsors. The inventors described the inventions on the paper and tried to sell them. The sponsors decided whether to invest in the products and the amount of funds to be invested. This part of social event greatly enhanced the students’ English speaking and business acumen.