Do you like going to the cinema? I do.
Today we have a mini guide to going to the cinema.
First we need to choose the kind of movie / the GENRE*
Pronunciation = Jon-ra
- Action/Adventures = acción/aventuras
- Comedy = comedia
- Crime & gangster = cine negro
- Epic/ Historial = cine épico/ historico
- Horror = terror
- Thriller / suspense = suspense
- Musical = cine musical
- Science-fiction = ciencia ficción
- War = cine bélico
- Western = cine del Oeste
- Biographies = biopic
Buying Movie Tickets
Here is a basic example conversation for buying tickets face-to-face.
Going to the Cinema Vocabulary
I have made a cute little stop-motion video to show some of the vocabulary you need when you go to the cinema.
It includes the vocabulary: Box Office, toilets, plastic cup and straw, popcorn, usher, screen, aisle (I have a terrible little spelling mistake in the video!) , row, seat, front row, back row, emergency exit, aisle seat.
Movie Poster and Trailer
The movie trailer and poster help us decide if we would like to go and see a film or not.
Would you like to see this new film – The Mummy?
Here is a Movie Review from the New York Times newspaper. It is quite an advanced level English due to (*because of ) all the vocabulary. Try to read it and decide if you think the movie critic/reviewer liked the movie or not.
Comedy Mummy Movie
Abbott and Costello were a very popular North American comedy duo in the 1950s.
I recommend watching this silly comedy which they made in 1955 called Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy. It is complete on You tube with automatically made English subtitles available.
Now how about a quiz (fun questions) about Movies?
- You can use a dictionary if you need to.
- Write down your answers.
- I’ll post the answers next week.
I hope you feel confident about going to the movies in English now!
Have a great week! And let me know if you go to see the Mummy! And if you like it or not?
See you soon,