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Lesson 4: Movie Theaters
I was surprised that you sing your national anthem before the movie starts.

I can share my reaction to overseas movie theaters.

INTRODUCE

When you see a movie in another country, you might be surprised by how different the experience is from Japan.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

amazed  

surprised

excited

amused

impressed

disappointed

II. Imagine you received books as a birthday present. Which of the emotions above do you feel?

III. Practice reading the words.

/d/

/t/

surprised

impressed

amused

depressed

amazed

shocked

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use be (adjective) that to express your feelings about something.

  • I’m disappointed that the movie started late.
  • We were amused that they sold dried fruit inside the theater.
  • They were excited that the theater gave out free popcorn.
  • She’s impressed that the seats are so comfortable.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

After seeing a Bollywood movie, Daiki is talking with his coworker Amil outside the movie theater.

Daiki:

Wow, the movie theaters here are so different from Japan. I was surprised that you sing your national anthem before the movie starts. Everybody suddenly stood up. I didn’t know what to do! You should’ve warned me!

Amil:

I wanted to see your reaction. (laughs) So, what do you think of Tara Vel’s acting?

Daiki:

She’s an amazing actress! I’m impressed that she can sing so well, too. People seem to love her. I was so amused that people clapped every time she appeared on the screen. We don’t really do that in Japan.

Amil:

Yeah, that’s pretty common here. I’m glad that you didn’t think it was annoying.

TRIVIA

In India, theaters play the national anthem before every movie. They show the Indian flag on the screen, and everyone must stand up. This is done to increase the public’s love for their country.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Combine the two sentences to make one sentence.

ex. I was so annoyed. The people next to me were noisy.  → I was so annoyed that the people next to me were noisy.

 

  1. I was amazed. The movie theater offers fine dining.
  2. My children are excited. We’re going to see the new Captain Jones movie.
  3. She’s very happy. She got a free movie ticket.
  4. My girlfriend’s disappointed. We got the worst seats in the movie theater.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversation using the words in parentheses.

Student:

I went to that new movie theater last weekend.

Tutor:

Oh, yeah? How was it?

Student:

It was nice! It looks expensive, but it’s not. (I / surprised) their ticket prices were so cheap.

Tutor:

That’s good! How was the service?

Student:

The service was good, but (I / disappointed) they ran out of popcorn.

Tutor:

They ran out of popcorn? That’s a shame!

Student:

Yeah. Oh, also, (I / amused) the staff wore costumes. They dressed up like characters from the new Captain Jones movie.

Tutor:

That sounds really cool!

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You’re visiting a friend in India. You wanted to see a movie, but your friend was busy, so you went alone.


Later, tell your friend about your experience at the movie theater.

Today's grammar tip

  • be (adjective) that

Movindi IMAX

  • biggest 3-D IMAX screen in the world
  • ticket prices start at $2.25 (¥255)
  • has 643 seats that can be reclined
  • has 15-minute breaks
  • has a food court with international restaurants

 

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

MOVIE THEATER ETIQUETTE

2

MOVIE THEATERS

3

FOREIGN CUSTOMS

1

MOVIE THEATER ETIQUETTE

  1. What are common rules at movie theaters?
  2. Do you think those rules are good?
  3. Should people be allowed to eat at movie theaters?
  4. What should people do to keep movie theaters clean?

2MOVIE THEATERS

  1. When was the last time you went to a movie theater?
  2. How often do you see movies at a movie theater?
  3. What movie theater do you usually go to? Why do you like that movie theater?
  4. Do you think that movie theaters should have reserved seating?

3FOREIGN CUSTOMS

  1. Do you enjoy learning unique customs from other countries?
  2. What foreign customs do you know?
  3. Do you follow local customs when you go abroad?
  4. When you want to know about a country’s customs, do you ask someone or check online?

FEEDBACK

I can share my reaction to overseas movie theaters.

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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