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Unit 3: Cinema
Read  1: Reading film reviews
The Importance of Being Ernest
Written film reviews can be found on the web, in newspapers and in dedicated magazines. They provide information on the film genre, plot, actors, certificate and length.
Instructions for exercise
Click on the link below to open the exercise document in a new window. You will need to keep refering to this document to answer the questions below, so it would be useful to print it out.
 Read the exercise document
Answer the questions
1.  Which film is set in the past?

Jason X
Buena Viste Social Club
The Importance of Being Ernest


2.  Which film is not in English?

Talk to Her
Jason X
Road to Perdition


3.  Which film has a violent ending?

Taxi Driver
About a Boy


4.  Which film will make you laugh?

About a Boy
Talk to Her
The Dancer Upstairs


5.  Which film is about real life?

Jason X
Buena Vista Social Club


6.  Which film is a scary movie?

The Importance of Being Ernest
Jason X
Road to Perdition


Language tips - vocabulary
intense - very great in strength or degree
unmissable - you must watch it
fascinating - very interesting
surprising - unexpected
charming - appealing, attractive
gripping - you can't stop watching it
funny - it makes you laugh
far-fetched - unbelievable
appalling - very bad

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