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"movie buff" = someone who knows a lot about movies

"If you want to know anything about the movie industry, ask Phil. He's a real movie buff."

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DVD Movie Rentals
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Vocabulary
4. Post-Listening Exercises
5. Online Investigations

Level: Topic:Type: Speakers:Length:
easymoviesconversationman - woman00:32

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Many people like to rent DVDs or videos for entertainment. Others like to buy DVDs either at a store or online. Write down as many types of movies that you can. Discuss your preferences for each type of movie (e.g., love, like don't like, can't stand, hate).

HELPFUL TIP: Try renting a movie and watching the captions on movie DVDs as a way of helping you improve your listening skills. There are some great Websites where you can find DVDs.

Watching movies

2. Listening Exercises [Top]

First, listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and choose whether the woman likes or dislikes each type of movie. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. Action:
A. like
B. dislike

2. Comedies:
A. like
B. dislike

3. Horror:
A. like
B. dislike

4. Love:
A. like
B. dislike

5. Foreign:
A. like
B. dislike

Score =
Correct answers:

Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Vocabulary Activities [Top]
Review the key vocabulary from the conversation: [ Why do these? ]


4. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

How do your own movie preferences compare with the woman's likes and dislikes in the conversation? Think of words or phrases to describe these genres types of movies:

action, anime, classics, comedy, drama, documentary, foreign, horror, musicals, romance, science fiction, thrillers

Example: documentary - interesting and informative

5. Online Investigations - [ What's This? ] [Top]

Research two online movie rental services and compare them in terms of price, service, movie selection, and delivery. Discuss your findings.

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