If you´re 18, love Beckham and can bend a ball like him then the world must be your oyster, right? Wrong. If you´re Jess - 18, Indian and a girl - forget it. Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off ... The Bend it Like Beckham movie was a box-office hit, starring Parminder Nagra, Kiera Knightley and Jonathathan Rhys Meyers. Bend it Like Beckham was also transformed into a musical, and was performed in London´s West End.
Jesminder liebt Fußball und sie hat Talent! Trotzdem soll sie nicht spielen: nicht nur weil sie ein Mädchen, sondern auch, weil sie die Tochter indischer Einwanderer in London ist. Auch ihre Teamkollegin Jules hat gegen Vorurteile, wenn auch ganz anderer Art, anzuspielen. Der Film Bend It Like Beckham zeigt den Kampf dieser beiden jungen Frauen um das Recht auf Selbstbestimmung. Der Film zeigt sehr unterhaltsam und mit einer ordentlichen Prise britischen Humors Chancen und Grenzen einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft. Vorurteile und Ignoranz sind dabei in der indischen wie in der englischen community durchaus gleich verteilt, dennoch moralisiert der Film nicht, sondern gewährt einen heiteren und liebevollen Blick auf all seine Charaktere. Der Film ist von Klasse 9-12 im Unterricht einsetzbar. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell zum Film ist ein praxisorientierter Leitfaden, der Module mit unterschiedlichen Anforderungsniveaus bietet. Contents: Character constellation - Szenenübersicht - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz des Films im Unterricht - Klausuren - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Weiterführende Literatur/Internetadressen Component 1: Stereotypes: ´´Germans are fat, clean and boozy´´ - Stereotypes and how they make us feel; ´´No boy is gonna go out with a girl who has got bigger muscles than him´´ - Stereotypes in the movie and how they are deconstructed; ´´Honey, all I´m saying is there is a reason why Sporty Spice is the only one without a fellow´´ - Dishing out stereotypes; ´´I bet she was with some dykey girl from her football team´´ - Homosexuality and women´s football; The shoe shocker - Heading for a catastrophe; ´´I have been a victim of stereotyping´´ - A talkshow Component 2: Jesminder Between Two Idols - David Beckhham and Guru Nanak: What makes an idol an idol? Only a ´´bald man´´? - What Beckham means to Jesminder; ´´Swear by Babaji!´´ - What Guru Nanak means to Jesminder´s family; ´´We´ll pray for you!´´ - The world of football as Jesminder´s substitute religion; ´´Guru Nanak must have blessed me´´ - Jesminder between Beckham and Guru Nanak Component 3: Children and Parents: ´´... and don´t have any kids yourself ...´´ - How parents influence the lives of their children; ´´My parents knew how much I loved soccer ...´´ - David Beckham´s memories of his parents; ´´He was a bit of a bastard anyway ...´´ - The relationship between Joe and his father; ´´I´m not gonna give it up!´´ - Jules between her Mum and Dad; ´´I want her to fight ...´´ - How Jesminder´s father comes to terms with his daughter´s passion for football Component 4: Asians in Great Britain: Ethnic diversity in Germany and in Great Britain - A comparison; From Empire to Commonwealth of Nations - The roots of Britain´s multicultural society; Southhall - The multicultural experience at its best!? ´´Two daughters made happy in one day´´
A rip-roaring, life-enhancing, hilarious memoir from a football cult hero Jimmy Bullard may not have had the perfect hair-do, his Granada Ghia may not have been the flashiest of cars, and he definitely didn´t have a string of Page 3 girls trying to sell kiss and tell stories about him to the tabloids. But what he has in spades is a genuine love for The Beautiful Game that few of his peers can match. One of the last graduates from football´s old school, Jimmy actually worked in the real world - including as a painter and decorator - before turning pro. Maybe that´s why he played football with a smile on his face, always says what´s on his mind, and is no stranger to a spot of mischief. Having played under the likes of Barry Fry, Harry Redknapp, and Phil Brown, appeared alongside names as diverse as Neil Ruddock and Paolo di Canio, and as long as Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Jimmy has racked up an amazing collection of tales and pranks both on and off the football front-line. Told with candour, Bend It Like Bullard is the extraordinary story of his journey from cable TV fitter to cult hero. It will make you smile, chuckle and, occasionally, ROFL. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David John. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000350/bk_head_000350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was the ´´Gipper´´, this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the 20th century, and why is his story important? Answering those questions is the formidable task taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh, whose Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of boxing legend Gene Tunney was referred to as ´´impressively researched and richly detailed´´ by Sports Illustrated. More than eight decades after his death, George Gipp is still regarded by football historians as Notre Dame´s best all-around player. And it was Gipp and his legendary coach, Knute Rockne, who were largely responsible for putting the small Midwestern all-male school on the map. Like Cavanaugh´s other critically acclaimed books, The Gipper is also a period piece, with a considerable focus on the era before, during, and immediately after WWI. It details the changes that the country underwent during that time, including the onset of Prohibition and the gangs that it spawned in the Midwest such as those active in the South Bend area and in nearby Chicago, headed by the notorious Al Capone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Linari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008790/bk_adbl_008790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her martyr-doctor mother gone to save lives in some South American country, Poe Holly suddenly finds herself on the suburban doorstep of the father she never knew, who also happens to be a counselor at her new high school. She misses Los Angeles. She misses the guys in her punk band. Weirdly, she even misses the shouting matches she used to have with her mom. But Poe manages to find a few friends: Theo, the cute guy in the anarchy t-shirt, and Velveeta, her oddly likeable neighbor and a born victim who´s the butt of every prank at Benders High. But when the pranks turn deadly at the hands of invincible football star Colby Morris, Poe knows she´s got to fix the system and take down the hero. With insightfulness, spot-on dialogue, and a swiftly paced plot, Michael Harmon tells the story of a displaced girl grappling with a truly dangerous bully. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Mai Guest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000970/bk_lili_000970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Soldiers of a Different Cloth, New York Times best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits tells the inspiring story of 35 chaplains and missionaries who, while garnering little acclaim, performed extraordinary feats of courage and persistence during World War II. Ranging in age from 22 to 53, these University of Notre Dame priests and nuns were counselor, friend, parent, and older sibling to the young soldiers they served. These chaplains experienced the horrors of the Death March in the Philippines and the filthy holds of the infamous Hell Ships. They dangled from a parachute while descending toward German fire at Normandy and shivered in Belgium´s frigid snows during the Battle of the Bulge. They languished in German and Japanese prison camps, and stood speechless at Dachau.Based on a vast collection of letters, papers, records, and photographs in the archives of the University of Notre Dame, as well as other contemporary sources, Wukovits brings to life these nearly forgotten heroes who served wherever duty sent them and wherever the war dictated. Wukovits intertwines their stories on the battlefronts with their memories of Notre Dame. In their letters to their superior in South Bend, Indiana, they often asked about the campus, the Grotto, and the football team. Their love for Notre Dame helped buttress them during their wartime tribulations, and their return to campus was akin to a warm homecoming. Soldiers of a Different Cloth will fascinate and engage all listeners interested in the history of World War II and alumni, friends, and fans of the Fighting Irish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012107/bk_blak_012107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lonely wedding chapel built as a tribute to lost love just might hold the long-awaited secret to hope and reconciliation. For 60 years, the wedding chapel has stood silent and empty. Retired football hall-of-famer Jimmy ´´Coach´´ Westbrook built the chapel by hand, stone by stone, for his beautiful and beloved Collette Greer, whom he lost so many years ago. The chapel is a sanctuary for his memories, a monument to true love, and a testament to his survival of the deepest pain and loss. Photographer Taylor Branson left her hometown of Heart´s Bend, Tennessee, to make a new life for herself in New York. Taylor had lots to run away from, not least of all a family history of broken promises and broken dreams. Love catches Taylor off guard when she falls for Jack Forester, a successful advertising executive, and their whirlwind romance leads to an elopement - and then to second guesses. Jack, in spite of his very real love for Taylor, is battling his own demons and struggles to show her his true self and the depths of his love for her. When Taylor takes a photography assignment in Heart´s Bend, she is thrown back into her own past and encounters family secrets buried deep beneath the sands of time. And when Taylor and Coach´s journeys collide, they both rediscover the heartbeats of their own dreams as they learn that the love they long to hold is well worth waiting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Windy Lanzl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001612/bk_zond_001612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything you need to know about profiting from momentum stocks without getting wiped out ´´The trend is your friend, until the end when it bends!´´ There are two types of trend traders - those who follow the trend and make profits, and those who follow the trend, make profits, and then lose it in the end. Which of these traders do you want to be? Trend trading is certainly a good thing - people like John. W. Henry earned millions of dollars from trend trading. From the proceeds of his investments, he bought the Boston Red Sox and the Liverpool Football Club and today, he is worth over $2.2 billion. The truth is that trend following is a very controversial topic; many financial advisors would advise you to stay off trend stocks, and that they don’t work for stocks but people like John W. Henry have proven them wrong. People who tell you to stay off trend following simply have no idea about how to trade trend stocks; there are methods to these things, and in this book, you’re about to learn some of the secret strategies that successful trend traders use. This is where your momentum stock success journey begins. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... What trend following is Where to find the best trend stocks When to buy a stock When to take your profits When to exit a losing trade And basically everything you need to know about profiting from momentum stocks without getting wiped out Download your copy today! Take action today and download this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hays. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106863/bk_acx0_106863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.