English Lesson N° : 36 Topic: Film and Cinema Level: intermediate Grammar: participles used as adjectives
Match these words with their definitions below:
star director scene critic review
Somebody who reviews new films
A very famous actor or actress
What a critic writes about a new film
The person who tells the actors and actresses what to do
One small part of a film
IMPORTANT! In Britain people go to the cinema . In the US people go to the movies .
Put these words into the sentences below:
screen subtitles row trailers credits
Let’s sit at the back. I don’t like being too near the _________.
I like to sit in front _________.
I find trying to read ____________ very annoying. I prefer dubbed films .
I like seeing all the ___________ for the new films that are coming out .
I usually stay at the end to read the _____________ because I like to know who some of the less important actors were.
Do you prefer movies with or without subtitles?
Do you often see not dubbed films in English?
How often do you go to the cinema?
Where do you prefer to sit in the cinema?
Different kinds of films
1. Yul Brynner rides again in this famous western .
2. A classic horror film with Boris Karloff as the vampire.
3. Bruce Willis in the hero in this predictable action movie .
4. The popular but increasingly dated musical . Sing along with Julie Andrews.
5. Harrison Ford protects an innocent boy who has witnessed a murder in this gripping thriller .
6. A ridiculous science-fiction film as aliens attack a peaceful community in California.
7. Speilberg’s action-packed war film provides Tom Hanks with one of his best roles.
8. An epic historical drama with Kirk Douglas as the slave leading the revolt against Rome.
9.Hugh Grant stars in this hilarious romantic comedy.
What was the last movie you watched?
What kind of film was it?
To spend an evening, would you prefer a comedy or a thriller?
Have you got a favorite actor/actress?
Do you buy or hire DVD?
What do you think about Internet downloading?
Grammar (1): Participles used as adjectives What’s a fascinating laptop! I’m really surprised ! -ing adjectives -ed adjectives The movie is boring . I’m bored with this movie. The comedy is amusing . I’m amused. The thriller is frightening . I’m frightened. This drama isn’t relaxing . I’m not relaxed. This long film is tiring . I’m tired of this long film.
Read the conversation and choose correct words to complete it:
What’s the matter with Alice?
Who knows? She’s always annoyed/annoying about something.
I know. I try to understand her, but this time I’m really puzzled/puzzling .
Really? What’s so puzzled/puzzling this time?
I thought she was happy. She met an interested/interesting guy last week.
That’s nice. Was she interested/interesting in him?
I thought she was. She said they saw a fascinated/fascinating film together.
Well, maybe she was fascinated/fascinating by the film but disappointed/dissapointing with the guy.
I don’t know. It’s hard to tell with Alice. Her moods are always very surprised/surprising .
I’m not surprised/surprising at all. That’s just the way she is.
Were you disappointed or excited about the last movie you’ve watched?
What kind of films are you interested in?
Do you find it confusing a choice of movies in Paris cinemas?
Where’s it on?
Who’s in it?
What’s it about?
Who directed it?
What’s it like?
A theme park terrorised by dinosaurs.
It’s brilliant / It’s terrible!
Sam Neil and Laura Dern.
At the Odeon.
Match the questions and answers: What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen? Who did star in this movie? Where was it filmed?
Where do these guys live?
What’re the rules of the game?
What will the looser must do?
What’s happening in the second scene in a bathroom?