- 'Spotlight' on 2016 Oscar Nominees - Text + Audio + Videos - 14 January 2016
"The Academy Awards are considered the highest film honors in the United States. “The Revenant” and “The Martian” are among the eight nominated for the best motion picture this year. Once again, black film industry members appear underrepresented."
- ‘Force Awakens’ at Star Wars Premiere in Hollywood - Text + Audio - 17 December 2015
“The Force Awakens” is the seventh film in the “Star Wars” series. The original premiered in 1977 and made movies stars of three actors.
Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford played Han Solo.
All three star in the latest installment.
- 18 Films Seek Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival - Text + Audio - 15 May 2015
"The movies competing for the Palme d'Or come from France, Japan, the United States and elsewhere.
But thousands of other films are screened at the famed international film festival.
Hundreds of thousands of people flood the town to see the movies and, maybe, get a look at some stars as well."
- Movies - "You're going to hear little movie excerpts and try to figure out what is going on."
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid
- Movies and DVD rentals - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
- a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the
words in RealMedia format.
- a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some
of the words,
- a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use
of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
- Cinema :
"John persuades Fiona to to go out with him to the cinema. They
decide to go to see 'About a Boy' starring Hugh Grant at 'The Prince
Charles' cinema in Leicester Square. At the end, they express different
opinions about what they thought of the film...
This unit will help you with the following :
Making suggestions - Reading simple film reviews - Finding out about
cinemas in London - Using adjectives to describe films - Giving opinions
using base and strong adjectives - Practicing the pronunciation (sentence
stress) of these opinions"
Listen 1: Suggesting a night out in London
Listen 2: Deciding what film to see
Listen 3: Talking about the film
Read 1: Reading film reviews
Read 2: Cinemas in London
Speak 1: Using stress to help describe a film
- Entertainment - with exercises : Movie Review (Difficult)
- Directions - with exercises : Where's the movie theater? (Difficult)
- videos + fill-in the gaps exercises
Forrest Gump - Bridget Jones' Diary - Shrek - Dead Poets Society - Friends
- Desperate Housewives...
- Task Town
is for students who want to participate with the audio.
As you listen you need to make choices or interact with the
audio. Have Fun!
Oscars - Listen to the story and to
the words - Difficult words are explained.
Listening comprehension exercises based on movie trailers and television
ROLE-PLAY / CONVERSATIONS :
The students role-play a film festival. (bogglesworldesl.com)
'World War Z'