In Sue and Craig’s opinion the Oscars 2021 are a bit of a wet weekend; rather dull, depressing and boring !
Chris is not really up to date with the current batch of films but listen out for what he says about them.
Your language challenge is hearing 3 native speakers discuss films in a natural, unscripted way.
Listen out for the vocabulary they use to describe boring films.
What does Craig mean when he says:
“it’s difficult to get behind the Oscars this year”.
“The oscars are perfect if you want to doze off“.
He finishes by saying that “the Oscars sum up 2020 in a nutshell“.
And so we turn to other films…
Listen as Craig talks about what makes a good film for him. Is it the sound track, the special effects to the plot ?
What does he say about Star Wars?
What is Sue’s favourite film ? Why does she say this?
What does Chris say about his favourite film. What does he mean when is says the film might be a bit “marmite”? How do you interpret the silence when he mentions the name ?
To go further into film vocabulary check out the Oscars of All Time Film Quiz. There is so much useful vocabulary to pick up. Which films would you choose?
If you are a teacher try some of these ideas:
- Ask students to describe a film scenario and the other have to guess what it is. Pay attention to sequencing vocabulary, grammar tenses etc.
- A group of students could act out the dialogue from their favourite scenes. The others have to guess the film. 1000s of free film scripts are available at Simply Scripts.
- Ask your students to draw up a list of their best films and explain way. The quiz could help them to formulate ideas.
- Show a film clip and ask students to list as many emotions as possible.
You can check out other classic films on Craig’s Instagram page @EIGuiriCine