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Movies and DVD Rentals

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I. Introduction:

Watching movies is an enjoyable free-time activity whether your going to the movies or renting a DVD online to watch at home. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

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  1. action
  2. adventure
  3. animation
  4. catch a movie
  5. classic
  6. documentary
  7. drama
  8. foreign film
  9. go to the movies
  10. horror
  11. lines
  12. main characters
  13. movie review
  14. movie theater
  15. musicals
  16. plot
  17. romance
  18. science fiction
  19. suspense thriller
  20. western

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. Sometimes, I have a hard time catching all the _________ when I watch a foreign film because the actors speak so quickly.

A. review B. drama C. lines

2. My wife really loves _____________ movies because they keep her on the edge of her seat because you never know what will happen next.

A. romance B. suspense C. western

3. I really didn't like that movie because the _________ was very weak. The writer could have come up with a much better story.

A. plot B. movie review C. animation

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III. Follow-Up: Top
With a partner or in a group, discuss what types of movies you like and dislike and explain your reasons. Also, look up movie reviews of recent films, discuss the plot and main characters, and decide whether you would recommend these movies to your friends.

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