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:

  1. Ask students to describe a film scenario and the other have to guess what it is. Pay attention to sequencing vocabulary, grammar tenses etc.
  2. 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.  
  3. Ask your students to draw up a list of their best films and explain way. The  quiz could help them to formulate ideas.
  4. 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


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