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Lesson 4: Movies
What kind of movies do you like?

I can talk about movies.

INTRODUCE

Many people enjoy movies. It’s fun to talk with people about your movie preferences.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

like

dislike

action movies

horror movies

romantic comedies

sci-fi movies

II. Which of the movie genres above do you like? Which do you dislike?

  • like

  • dislike

III. Practice reading the words.

/u/

/ʌ/

movies

muddy

noon

nun

duke

duck

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use what kind of to ask about preferences.

  • What kind of movies do you like?
  • What kind of TV shows does he dislike?

Use really + (verb) to emphasize someone’s preferences.

  • I really like horror movies. They’re awesome!
  • He really dislikes dramas. He thinks they’re boring.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Yohei is talking to his classmate Maya.

Maya:

Hey, Yohei. Do you have any plans this weekend?

Yohei:

Not really. Just stay in the dorm and watch movies.

Maya:

Oh, nice! What kind of movies do you like?

Yohei:

I really like action movies, especially Lance Bennett’s movies. They’re really cool. How about you? What kind of movies do you like?

Maya:

I like action movies too. Do you like horror movies?

Yohei:

Actually, I really dislike horror movies, but my roommate loves them. I watched The Haunted Hotel with him last week. It was so bad! Did you see it?

Maya:

No. Who’s in it?

Yohei:

Mary Jane Lane.

TRIVIA

Here are some helpful expressions you can use to ask about actors in movies:

  • Who’s in it?
  • Who stars in it?

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the conversations using the pictures.

ex.

Student: What kind of movies do you like?

Tutor: I really like horror movies.  

1.

Tutor: What kind of movies do you like?

Student: I really _____.

2.

Student: _____ movies do you _____?

Tutor: I really dislike action movies.

3.

Tutor: What kind of movies do you dislike?

Student: I really _____.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversations with really using the information in the chart.

Likes

Dislikes

Layla

romantic comedies

horror movies

Rob

sci-fi movies

action movies

Abby

horror movies

romantic comedies

ex.

Tutor:  What kind of movies does Layla like?

Student: She really likes romantic comedies.

 

1.

Tutor: What kind of movies does Layla dislike?

Student: __________.

 

2.

Tutor: What kind of movies does Rob like?

Student: __________.

 

3.

Tutor: What kind of movies does Abby dislike?

Student: __________.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You have a new neighbor. You want to become friends with him/her.


Talk to your new neighbor about your movie preferences. Ask about his/her movie preferences too.

Today's grammar tip

  • what kind of
  • really + (verb)

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

WATCHING MOVIES

2

MOVIE STARS

1

WATCHING MOVIES

  1. When was the last time you watched a movie?
  2. Where did you watch it (ex. at home, at the movie theater)?
  3. Was the movie good or bad?
  4. Do you sometimes watch movies on the Internet?

2MOVIE STARS

  1. What movie stars are popular in Japan?
  2. Do you like American movie stars?
  3. Do you dislike any movie stars?
  4. Do you want to be a movie star?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about movies.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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