LEVEL A1: MOVIES
THERE IS AN OPTION FOR YOU TO TRANSLATE ALL THE TEXT
IN YOUR LANGUAGE (Top right > Select language > Click on the flags).
- I am looking for…
- We are waiting for…
- To come in
- Are you expecting…?
- I am ordering…
- To order
- To arrive
- To come back later
- To continue
- To look
- I won’t take 5 minutes.
- Can you recommend…?
- a film director
- To return
- To recommend
- To hear
- Very good
- I’ll continue to look.
- I like watching…
- To confirm
- Do you know..?
- I hear that…
- Which one of these…?
- To read
- the synopsis
- I am certain…
- a shop assistant
- Something new
- I’ll take it.
- The film that you asked for is coming.
LESSON 5 DIALOGUE
– Movies –
Learn English – Lesson 5 – Movies
Sam: Hi! I am looking for the new film by Wes Romero.
Shop Assistant: We are waiting for the new one to come in.
Sam: Are you expecting it soon?
Shop Assistant: Yes, I am ordering some films now, I can ask when it will arrive.
Sam: Great! Do you want me to come back later?
Shop Assistant: It won’t take 5 minutes. You can wait or return later.
Sam: I’ll continue to look for a film. I like watching horror films. Can you recommend one?
Shop Assistant: Do you know the film director, Stephen Barker?
Sam: I hear that he is very good.
Shop Assistant: I can confirm he is very good.
Sam: Thank you. I am looking for something new.
(5 minutes later….)
Sam: Hi. Which one of these films do you recommend?
Shop Assistant: I watch anything but my girlfriend likes that one, The Dead Shine.
Sam: Reading the synopsis, it sounds better. Okay I’ll take it!
Shop Assistant: Great! Oh, the film that you asked for is coming. I am certain it will arrive in 2 days time.
Sam: Fantastic! Thank you!
COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 TO COMPLETE)
Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1:
Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2:
Drag and Drop Quiz 3:
GRAMMAR PRACTICE – PRESENT CONTINUOUS VS PRESENT SIMPLE
As we discussed in Session 3, the present Simple or simple present is used to express a permanent situation that takes place once, never or several times, to state facts or general truths and to talk about future plans.
When constructing a sentence using present simple it is important to understand the use of –(e)s when involving the personal pronouns (he, she and it), That is, the third person singular. Let’s look at some present simple sentences:
Should the verb end in –s, -sh or –ch, we add –es to the end:
When a verb ends in –y, the –y is replaced by –ies.
As discussed in Session 2, we use Present Continuous when we want to talk about temporary actions and situations that are going on now or ́around now ́ and for actions that are in development or that are arranged for the near future:
Let’s look at the difference between the present simple and the present continuous forms using the constructed sentences we have already looked at:
There are some verbs, which we call stative verbs, that are not used in continuous tenses These verbs often describe states that last for some time. Here is a list of some common ones:
They often see a film on Saturday night.
They often are seeing a film on Saturday night.
What do you think about the new film?
What are you thinking about the new film?
This popcorn tastes funny.
This popcorn is tasting funny.
- Related Pronunciation Video Lesson and interactive exercise(s): /ɪ/ short vowel sound