Let’s talk about films

 

Work with a partner to find out about each other experiences of films. Give as many details as you can.

If you are in a class, report to the class about your partner’s answers. Your partner must correct you

whenever your memory fails you.

 

 

1        Who did you go to the cinema with for the first time in your life?

     Do you remember the title of that film?

 

2        Have you ever cried in the cinema?

 

3        Have you ever fallen asleep in the cinema?

 

4        Have you ever seen a film more than three times?

 

5        How do you choose a film to watch?

 

6        Have you ever left a film early?

 

7        Have you ever seen a film in a cinema abroad?

 

8        What do you think of films showing a lot of violence?

 

9        What do you think of films using a lot of bad language?

 

10         Have you got a favourite director? What films did he / she make?

 

11         Do you like reading the subtitles and listening to the original voices? Why? Why not?

 

12         What are your top 5 all – time favourite films? Don’t think too hard!

 

 

 

 

Discuss the following statements with a partner or in a group.

 

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Wonderful films can bring people together.

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Badly made movies can spoil the viewer’s good taste.

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Film is a type of entertainment but not art.

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Second rate directors’ films are not worth watching.

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Writing a good film script needs as much talent as writing a great novel.

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The sound and music of a film is of little importance.

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Good film scripts don’t always make good reading.

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Well-acted and masterly directed films are always educational.

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Hollywood film makers and film stars help the film industry reach the biggest audience.

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Without first-class actors great films cannot be made.