English Listening Lesson on
 Movies

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THE LESSON ON MOVIES

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Movies. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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I love watching movies. At the cinema, on TV or on my computer. I'm a big movie fan and love all the news of my favourite movie stars. I like all kinds of movies - Hollywood blockbusters, black and white movies from the 50s, independent movies... They're all good. Recently I've got into watching foreign movies. I like the films that come out of Bollywood - they're very different. The first film I saw at the movie theatre was Star Wars. I was amazed at the special effects. Nowadays, so many movies have such good computer graphics that we forget how special the effects are. One of my favourite ways of relaxing is to rent the latest DVD and sit on the sofa with a big bag of potato chips. The sound has to be up to the max and the lights have to be off.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I love watching movies. At the cinema, ______________ computer. I'm a big movie fan and love ______________ my favourite movie stars. I like all kinds of movies - Hollywood blockbusters, black and white movies ______________, independent movies... They're all good. Recently ______________ watching foreign movies. I like the films that come out of Bollywood - they're very different. The first film I saw at the movie theatre was Star Wars. ______________ the special effects. Nowadays, so many movies have such good computer graphics that we ________________ the effects are. One of my favourite ways of relaxing ______________ latest DVD and sit on the sofa with a big bag of potato chips. The sound has to be ______________ and the lights have to be off.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT MOVIES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about movies in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about movies for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about movies. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about movies. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. MOVIES POSTER Make a poster about movies. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY MOVIES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on movies. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on movies. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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