A – Order the sentences below according to the sequence of the events in the story.
a) Will takes Anna to his sister‟s birthday party. 4
b) Hundreds of paparazzi are waiting outside. 6
c) William‟s house. 1
d) Anna and William meet for the first time in a bookshop.2
e) Anna and William sleep together. 5
f) William decides to end his relation with Anna because they live in different
g) Will decides to go after Anna and asks the receptionist of the hotel where
Anna is. 3
h) Anna and William get married. 8
B – The following sentences test your comprehension of a passage from the film
Notting Hill, some days after Anna and William‟s first meeting. Say whether the
sentences are True or False according to what you have seen. Correct the false
1. William works in a hotel. F
2. Anna loves William. T
3. William has two sisters and one is paraplegic. F
4. William‟s apartment is very tidy. F
5. William goes to the hotel where Anna is and says he is a member of her
1. William works in a bookshop.
Willian has not sister paraplegic.
William's apartment is a mess.
William goes to the hotel where Anna is, and says that he is a reporter.
C – Complete the sentences below with one word, according to what you are told in
1. Max, William‟s brother-in-law, has problems with the
2. William‟s youngest sister‟s name is _Honey___________________.
3. Anna is a _Vegetarian_________________ (eating habits).
4. Bella and Max can‟t have a __ son____________.
5. Will‟s youngest sister is in love with __Spike__________________.
6. When Will goes to Anna‟s hotel room, he feels disappointed because he
meets Anna‟s __boyfriend_________________.
D – The following text is an extract from the dialogue between William and Anna.
W – Oh Jesus. Here, let me help.
He grabs some paper napkins and starts to clean it off – getting far too near her
breasts in the panic of it…
A – What are you doing?!
He jumps back.
W – Nothing, nothing… Look, I live just over the street. You could get cleaned
A – No thank you. I need to get my car back.
W – I also have a phone. I‟m confident that in five minutes we can have you spick
and span and back on the street again… in the non-prostitute sense obviously.
A – Okay. So what does „just over the Street‟ mean give it to me in yards.
W – Eighteen yards. That‟s my house there.
Anna accepts his offer. They enter. She carries a few stylish bags.
W – Come on in. I‟ll just… it‟s a mess. He kicks some old shoes under the stairs,
bins an unfinished pizza and hides a place of breakfast in a cupboard.
She enters the kitchen.
W – It‟s not that tidy, I fear. The bathroom is right at the top of the stairs and
there‟s a phone on the desk up there.
Answer the questions.
1. Where are William and Anna when they meet for the second time? On the
2. What does William spill over Anna? Orange juice
3. Is William‟s house tidy or a mess? A mess
4. What does he offer Anna to drink before she leaves? Does she accept it? He
offers orange juice and tea but she does not accept.
E – Choose the correct option.
Anna / Bella / Max cannot have a baby because of a paraplegia.
William / Bella / Spike works in a bookshop.
William / Honey / Anna is an actress.
Anna gives William a present: a travel book / a painting.
Spike was surprised to find Anna, the Hollywood star, in his bathroom /
F – Match and form sentences about the film.
1 - “Some people
for some ice cold still water.
2 – William cannot find
. … on a
3 – William goes to the (e)
…c. … spend their whole lives
4 – Jeff, Anna‟s boyfriend, asks William ( a )
Anna at the back of the bus.
e. …cinema with his scuba-divin
f. … his glasses.
d. … a big picture of
using the right word from the box below.
Hugh Grant plays William Thacker, the I_ owner________of a small bookstore in
London‟s Notting Hill (described as “a small village in the middle of a city”). He‟s
an average Joe – when he‟s not working, he spends time with his friends and his
wacky Welsh 2 flatmate____________, but has no romantic life to speak of.
One day, however, the bedrock of his existence shifts when Anna Scott (Julia
Roberts), the most famous 3 _actress ___________ in the world, walks through
the door to his little 4 _shop___________. Anna is in London to publicize a new
film. Later, William literally runs into her in the street, 5 spilling orange juice all
over her. 6 embarrassed, he invites her to his place to clean up. Much to his
surprise, she accepts his 7 ____________,and, after changing outfits, she gives
him a lingering 8 Kiss____________ on the lips. William is immediately smitten
and so, apparently, is Anna. Thus begins a 9 tempestuous ____________
relationship that asks whether a star can live happily ever after with someone
who has never had his face in the 10 _ papers ___________.
H – Choose one of the options below and write a text of about 100 words.
1. Sum up the story of the film.
2. Choose one character and write about him/her (you can choose more than
Anna Scott it's a big Hollywood star,the actress of the moment, his film Helix, science
fiction, is the blockbuster movie.
Anna, who is persecuted by the tabloid press.
Anna is a beautiful actress and is looking to live a normal life.
She goes to Notting Hill and enters a small bookstore and meets William.
He is in love with her and they start to get involved.
The romance is complicated because she has a boyfriend.
William then decides to end the relationship.
She hands him a gift, a painting.
Days later he will find her and finally they get married.