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Unit 3: Cinema
 
Listen  3: Talking about the film
 
Hugh Grant
 
 
As John and Fiona leave the cinema they start talking about the film they have just seen.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
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To complete this exercise you need to select the one correct sentence from each set of four options. Press the 'check' button to see whether you chose the correct response.
 
Listen  Listen to the conversation
 
Complete the conversation
 
John:
What did you think of that?

Fiona:
I thought the acting was fantastic! And Hugh Grant (sigh) he's gorgeous.
I couldn't help it, I think Hugh Grant is hilarious.
I thought it was really great!
You must have been starving, you ate it all yourself!
 

John:
You must be joking! The acting was awful!

Fiona:
I thought the acting was fantastic! And Hugh Grant (sigh) he's gorgeous.
I couldn't help it, I think Hugh Grant is hilarious.
I thought it was really great!
You must have been starving, you ate it all yourself!
 

John:
The only good thing was my popcorn - very tasty!

Fiona:
I thought the acting was fantastic! And Hugh Grant (sigh) he's gorgeous.
I couldn't help it, I think Hugh Grant is hilarious.
I thought it was really great!
You must have been starving, you ate it all yourself!
 

John:
Well, you were too busy laughing to eat any.

Fiona:
I thought the acting was fantastic! And Hugh Grant (sigh) he's gorgeous.
I couldn't help it, I think Hugh Grant is hilarious.
I thought it was really great!
You must have been starving, you ate it all yourself!
 

 
Language tips - grammar
 
Normal and strong adjectives

Some adjectives are normal or base adjectives (good, bad, dirty, pretty etc).
Other adjectives are strong adjectives (fantastic, awful, filthy, beautiful etc).
We can only use "absolutely" with a strong adjective e.g. "absolutely fantastic."
We can only use "very" with a base adjective e.g. "very good."
NB "Very fantastic" or "absolutely good" are incorrect. However we can use "really" with a base or strong adjective.


 
 
  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
 
 
Listen 1: Suggesting a night out in London
 
 
 
Listen 2: Deciding what film to see
 
 
 
Listen 3: Talking about the film
 
 
 
Read 1: Reading film reviews
 
 
 
Read 2: Cinemas in London
 
 
 
Speak 1: Using stress to help describe a film
 
 
 
Unit 4: Shopping
 
Unit 5: Work
 
Unit 6: Eating Out
 
  Useful links
 
 
BBC London film finder