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英语口语对话(中高级) lesson 2:Movies

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2015年06月18日

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Summary: Denise and Lisa are chatting over the phone about going to the movies. Denise and Lisa are chatting over the phone.
Listen to their conversation and answer the question that follows about the main idea.
Dialogue:
Denise: Do you have any plans for tomorrow night?
Lisa: Nope, I’m as free as a bird. What did you have in mind?
Denise: Well, I was thinking we might take in a movie.
Lisa: Sounds good! It’s been a while since I’ve been to a movie. Anything good showing?
Denise: There’s this great new adventure out. You know with that guy who’s an undercover agent and tries to infiltrate a powerful drug cartel.
Lisa: Yeah, yeah, I’ve read the reviews and it’s supposed to be really good. Plus, the guy who plays the lead is really cute.

Denise: I know! We could also check out that new movie theatre then.
Lisa: Are you talking about the one that has reclining seats?
Denise: Yep, and did you know you can order a drink or even have a meal while you’re watching the movie?
Lisa: Get outta here! That sounds amazing! It’s a date then! And I’m definitely gonna order a meal, cause I’ll be famished after a long day at work.
Lisa: I’m wondering though, with so much luxury isn’t it expensive?
Denise: Well, to be honest, it is a bit steep, €20, but I really think it’s worth it. Lisa: Okay. Do you want me to get the tickets? I’m driving by there after work today anyway.
Denise: Yes, that would be great. The seating is limited. But if you don’t have time, I think we can also buy the tickets on the Internet.

Lisa: Yeah I’ve heard that you can get a discount if you get the tickets a few weeks in advance.
Denise: I didn’t know that. But we’re going tomorrow night so no discount for us.
Lisa: That’s fine …I’ll get the tickets it’s not a problem.
Denise: Ok, see you tomorrow night then outside the movie theatre.
Lisa: See ya! Now answer the following question…. What are Denise and Lisa going to do tomorrow night? They’re going to go to the movies.
Now listen again to the dialogue in parts. After each part there will be 3 to 4 questions on the details...
Part 1
Denise: Do you have any plans for tomorrow night?
Lisa: Nope, I’m as free as a bird. What did you have in mind?
Denise: Well, I was thinking we might take in a movie.
Lisa: Sounds good! It’s been a while since I’ve been to a movie. Anything good showing?

Denise: There’s this great new adventure out. You know with that guy who’s an undercover agent and tries to infiltrate a powerful drug cartel.
Lisa: Yeah, yeah, I’ve read the reviews and it’s supposed to be really good. Plus, the guy who plays the lead is really cute.
Denise: I know! We could also check out that new movie theatre then.
Lisa: Are you talking about the one that has reclining seats?
Denise: Yep, and did you know you can order a drink or even have a meal while you’re watching the movie?
Lisa: Get outta here! That sounds amazing! It’s a date then! And I’m definitely gonna order a meal, cause I’ll be famished after a long day at work.
Now answer some questions…
1. What special features does the movie theatre have? It has reclining seats and you can order a meal and a drink while you watch the movie.
2. Denise says, “Well, I was thinking we might take in a movie.” What does she mean? She’s suggesting going to the movies.
3. Denise says, “We could also check out that new movie theatre then.” What are the girls going to do? The girls will go to the movie theatre to see if they like it. 4. When Lisa says, “Get outta here,” does she want Denise to leave? No, she is surprised. “Get outta here,” is an informal expression used to show surprise.
Now listen to part 2…
Part 2

Lisa: I’m wondering though, with so much luxury isn’t it expensive?
Denise: Well, to be honest, it is a bit steep, €20, but I really think it’s worth it. Lisa: Okay. Do you want me to get the tickets? I’m driving by there after work today anyway.
Denise: Yes, that would be great. The seating is limited. But if you don’t have time, I think we can also buy the tickets on the Internet.

Lisa: Yeah I’ve heard that you can get a discount if you get the tickets a few weeks in advance.
Denise: I didn’t know that. But we’re going tomorrow night so no discount for us. Lisa: That’s fine …I’ll get the tickets it’s not a problem.
Denise: Ok, see you tomorrow night then outside the movie theatre.
Lisa: See ya!
Now answer some questions…
1. Denise says: “...it is a bit steep” What does “steep” mean? “Steep” means expensive.
2. Denise says: “seating is limited” What does “seating is limited” mean? “Seating is limited” means there are not many seats available.
3. Denise says, “We can also buy the tickets on the Internet.” What does she mean? That they can buy tickets using the Internet.

GLOSSARY
1.
Cartel (noun) A cartel is a group of similar independent companies who join together to control prices and limit competition. (e.g. an oil cartel)
2.Check a place out (phrasal verb) Used informally. To go to a place in order to see what it is like. (e.g. I'm going to check out that new restaurant on Hope Street.) 3.Famished (adjective) means to be extremely hungry. (e.g. You must be famished after swimming for so long.)
4.Get outta (outta = out of) here is an informal expression used to show surprise. (e.g. Get outta here! I don’t believe you won the lottery!)
5.Infiltrate (verb) means to secretly become a member of a group in order to get information or to influence the way that group thinks or behaves. (e.g. The FBI agents managed to infiltrate the terrorist organization.)
6. Nope (adverb) is a slang expression for no. (e.g. A: Do you want something to drink? B: Nope!)
7.Recline (verb) to lean or lie back with the upper part of your body in a nearly horizontal position. (e.g. She was reclining elegantly on the sofa.) A reclining chair has a back which can be moved into a horizontal position.
8.Review (noun) is a report in a newspaper or magazine, that gives a critics opinion about a new book, film, etc. (e.g. All the critics gave that movie excellent reviews.) 9.Steep (adjective) is used for prices to show that something is very expensive. (e.g. Although the price of the concert tickets is steep, I’m still going.) However, steep is usually used for a mountain/slope which falls at sharp angle.
10.Take in (phrasal verb) a movie/performance means to watch the movie or performance. (e.g. I thought we could get something to eat and then maybe take in a movie.)

Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the words from the glossary.
1. The headquarters were ………………… by the spies.
2. When’s dinner? I’m ……………………!
3. That play got really bad ………………… so nobody went to see it.
4. Don’t you think € 700 is a little too ……………… for a night in this hotel?
5. Do you want to ………………… that new café that opened on the corner?
6. A: What do you want to do on Saturday? B: Why don’t we ……………… a movie or something?
7. A: Guess what? I got an A on my history exam! B: ………………………! How did you manage that without studying?
8. A: Do you want some ice-cream? B: ……………, I’m on diet.
9. The coach has air conditioning and ……………seats.
10. Drug ……………sometimes finance terrorist organizations.

1. Infiltrated 2. Famished 3. Reviews 4. Steep 5. Check out 6. Take in 7. Get outta here 8. Nope 9. reclining 10. cartels

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