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Watch the trailer two or three times, then talk about it using these questions to help you:

  • What type of music can you hear at the beginning of the trailer?
  • What instruments can you hear?
  • What mood does the music create?
  • Why start the trailer with this soundtrack? How would it be different if the music was fast and upbeat.
  • What is the first image that we see?
  • Why do you think the film starts with this shot?
  • What can you tell about the boy?
  • Where is the film set? How can you tell?
  • Why is there a voice over?
  • How would it be different if there weren’t a voiceover?
  • How does the music change as the trailer progresses?
  • Why are we told that the film is based on a true story?
  • Does knowing this change how you feel about the film?
  • The film has sad and funny bits in it – describe the funny bits of the film from what you have seen in the trailer.



Watch the trailer again and work in pairs to summarise the story in no more than 50 words. Read your summaries out to each other. Decide on the most effective summary. What key information was it necessary to keep in your summary? What did you leave out? Why?

In this changing world, it's harder than ever to find something extraordinary. But every once in a while, a symbol of hope breaks through.

It's ok, I'm not going to hurt you

And this time, her name...

- How long has she been here?
- I don't know

... is Winter

She hasn't moved since she go here

Stop it!

He just want to see how she's doing

She's not good, she's in pretty bad shape. She really seems to respond to you

We can't make her want to live - she's going to have to do that part on her own

It was too infected, my dad said it had to come off

How's she going to live if she can't swim?

There's got to be a solution

Excuse me


Can I ask you a weird question?

This is Dr McCarthy

Oh hi Doctor, what can I do for you?

I was under the impression that I was here to do something for you

I was afraid you'd say no.

You are going to school tomorrow and that is it. Period.

But Winter needs me.

When everyone else saw the impossible.

Trying to put a tail on a fish. Nobody in his right mind would even try it.

- Luckily, I'm not.
- Not what?
- In my right mind.

They saw a reason to risk it all.

That dolphin's taking us all somewhere. You can't give up on her.

(Music) You'll find your kiss goodnight...

It's going to be ok. We both are.

It means she likes you.

Well imagine my delight.

Wanna play? Bowling pin? You like the duck, right?

We're here because of the most amazing animal... and friend that I've ever known.

And I hope you love her as much as I do.