Discussion, reading and listening activity
How has the topic of time travel been depicted in literature and films? Have you seen any of the movies below? Can you match the synopsis to the right movie poster?
A.The Sound of Thunder
B.The Time Traveler’s Wife
C. The Time Machine
D. Lake House
You are about to listen to an episode of radio show The Engines of Our Ingenuity by John H. Lienhard. Listen and answer the questions below.
1)What were the asumptions about pushing frontiers and time travel when he was growing up?
2)What were the literary influences of these perspectives at the time?
3)What pros and cons began surfacing then about time travel?
4)How does he describe the movie The Time Traveler’s Wife?
5)What does he think about The Lake House?
6)What part does choice play according to his final comments?