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writing: film review
vocabulary: films

Worksheets for films
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Half-minute topics: films (761)
16 strips for personalization on the topic of movies; The first film you remember seeing / a film that made you cry / a film you saw on a plane etc


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Famous movies - lists of English and Chinese language most famous films (758)
Forty English Language and 32 Chinese Language (Titles mostly in their English translation). Dates and leading cast members (in English) shown for Chinese films



Reading passages for filmsPage top ↑
Drew's Script-O-Rama (146)
Archive of film and TV scripts and transcripts. Browse alphabetical index.


The Internet Movie Database (167)
Huge searchable database of movies, actors /actresses, directors etc Reviews, biographies, locations etc



Pictures for filmsPage top ↑
Films slide show (147)
10 pictures from famous films ET; Anna and the King; Pirates of the Caribbean; Pretty Woman; The Sound of Music; Jurassic Park; Gone with the Wind; A Better Tomorrow; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon


Film genres (166)
10 pictures illustrating film genres


Book references for filmsPage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Relax  Pages 20 - 22
(20) Listening (21) Anecdote - talk about a book or film you have seen or read recently.(22) Reading : Internet film review

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 107 - 108
Reading / listening : The Blair Witch Project. Speaking : an anecdote about watching a film.

Speaking / listening skills books

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate 
Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
Listening 14 - Gladiator  Pages 37 - 38
Extract from the soundtrack of the movie Gladiator (2000. Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe.)

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover Real Listening & Speaking 3 
Miles Craven   
Unit 5 Is there anything on?  Pages 26 - 27
Listening: film review Speaking: talking about a favourite film from prompts (+ Listening: six people describe TV programmes)

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
21 Film review  Page 21 
Line drawing pix from imaginary films. Ss complete produce 5 simple sentneces about the imaginary film from prompts.

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