A –Order the sentences below according to the sequence of the events in the story.
Will takes Anna to his sister‟s birthday party. 3
Hundreds of paparazzi are waiting outside. 5
William‟s house. 2
Anna and William meet for the first time in a bookshop. 1
Anna and William sleep together. 4
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. 7
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 Trueor 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. T
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
C – Complete the sentences below with one word, according to what you are told in
Max, William‟s brother-in-law, has problems with the FOOD.
William‟s youngest sister‟s name is HONEY.
Anna is a VEGETARIAN (eating habits).
Bella and Max can‟t have a BABY.
Will‟s youngest sister is in love with SPIKE.
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? They
were walking around the bookstore.
2. What does William spill over Anna? Orange juice.
3. Is William‟s house tidy or a mess? His house is a mess.
4. What does he offer Anna to drink before she leaves? Does she accept it? He
offers her a different kind of drinks but she doesn’t accept even one.
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…
a. 5 for some ice cold still water.
2 – William cannot find…
b. 6 on a bus.
3 – William goes to the…
c. 1 spend their whole lives together.”
4 – Jeff, Anna‟s boyfriend, asks William…
d. 7 a big picture of Anna at the back
of the bus.
5 – William sits alone …
e. 3 cinema with his scuba-diving
6 – We can see...
f. 2 his glasses.
G – Complete the sentences using the right word from the box below.
Hugh Grant plays William Thacker, the 1 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
OFFER, 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
Text of Notting Hill´s film
Tells the story of Anna Scott, a famous actress chased by
the media in a trip to London to promotion of his latest film
finds William, at a bookshop in Notting Hill neighborhood.
Will treat her as a common client, although recognized her.
And this pleases Anna. Before long, they meet again in a
small accident on the street and Will offers for her to
change in his place. There starting they begin a
complicated romance and suffer because they live in such