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(Updated on 12/05/2014)


 

LISTENING :

 

  • '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."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • ‘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.

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • 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."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Movies - "You're going to hear little movie excerpts and try to figure out what is going on."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


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  • 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.

    (esl-lab)


  • 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

    (BBC)




  • Entertainment - with exercises : Movie Review (Difficult)
    (esl-lab.com)
  • "Short sound clips together with their transcripts.
    Clips come directly from commercially produced TV series and movies, like Star Wars and Black Adder."

    (The English weblab)

  • Directions - with exercises : Where's the movie theater? (Difficult)
    (esl-lab.com)

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  • Movie Lines - videos + fill-in the gaps exercises :
    Forrest Gump - Bridget Jones' Diary - Shrek - Dead Poets Society - Friends - Desperate Housewives...

    (englishdaily626.com)
  • 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!
    Movie Time
    (elllo.org)
  • MovieWavs - Movie Sounds (moviewavs.com)

  • The DAILY.WAV - "Short sound clips together with their transcripts.
    Clips come directly from commercially produced TV series and movies, like Star Wars and Black Adder."
    (The English weblab)






  • American Rhetoric: Movie Speeches - audio and video database of some 80 Hollywood movie speeches
    (americanrhetoric.com)

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  • The Oscars - Listen to the story and to the words - Difficult words are explained.
    (BBC)

 

  • Infosquares.com
    Listening comprehension exercises based on movie trailers and television shows

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ROLE-PLAY / CONVERSATIONS :

 

  • How do you make children's films appeal to adults?
    "You might be forgiven for thinking children's films are for children and adults have their own films.
    But 2009 - with the likes of Up and Where the Wild Things Are - has seen the triumph of the trend towards making children's films that speak to grown-ups too."

    (BBC)

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  • Movies - 4 pages - Vocabulary + Conversations
    (setbc.org)

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  • Movies: The students role-play a film festival. (bogglesworldesl.com)

 

 

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