Going to the cinema

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Tamara: Hi, Mario. Do you want to go and watch a film?

Mario: Hi, Tamara. Sure, what’s on?

Tamara: Well, there are two action films, Mr and Mrs Jones and War Games, and they’re both in 3D.

Mario: I’ve already seen Mr and Mrs Jones. I haven’t seen War Games, but I don’t really want to see an action film. What else is on?

Tamara: There’s that science fiction film, Robot 2075, but I’ve already seen it.

Mario: Is it good?

Tamara: Yes, it is, but I don’t want to see it again. There’s a romantic comedy called Forever.

Mario: Mmm, I’m not sure. Are there any horror films on?

Tamara: Yes, there’s Midnight Moon. It’s got vampires in it. 

Mario: OK, sounds good. Let’s go and watch Midnight Moon. What time is it on?

Tamara: It’s on at 12 o’clock or at half past two.

Mario: Is it on this evening?

Tamara: Yes, at 7:30.

Mario: Perfect. Let’s go at 7:30.

Tamara: OK, shall we meet at the cinema at 7:00?

Mario: Great! See you later.

Tamara: Bye.


What type of films do you like? What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

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Submitted by KJs on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:33

My favorite types of movie is action and detective movies. These movies makes me fun.I watched many detective movies while I didn’t have school by corona virus. The last movie I saw at the cinema is IT.
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Submitted by Giovannichoi on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 06:16

I like actions.. and superheroes films such as Avengers:Endgame and Thor series. (That's why my profile picture is Thor!) But nowdays, I've got mad with fantasy Disney films, especially the 'Frozen 1' and 'Frozen 2' were very impressive -and Elsa is very beautiful!!!! (never mind). Most of my friends like horror and thriller films, but I don't, since I couldn't sleep for two weeks after I watched '부산행', which got lots of zombies. So I love fantasies and musicals, and I think 'Frozen' and 'Aladdin' are the films just for me. Did you saw these films, too? 'Love Is An Open Door', 'Let It Go' and 'In Summer' are the most famous O.S.T in 'Frozen 1', and 'Show Yourself', 'Into The Unknown', or 'Lost In The Woods' are in 'Frozen 2'. I bet you all know not only Let It Go or Into The Unknown in Frozens, but also Prince Ali or A Whole New World in Aladdin too. I'm studying hard to be an English master among my schoolmates, so I try to listen the pop songs instead of K-POP and watch original English films instead of dubbed version. And also I'm trying not to watch subtitles, too. By the way, I think the brotherly love between Elsa and Anna is very beautiful, as their appearances, which love each others dreadly. Elsa don't want the other people got hurt by her, and Anna want Elsa to be the cheerful and happy sister again. But Elsa think she's bothering everyone in Arendelle, and she escape from there and live alone in her new ice castle in the first Frozen. And in the second, Elsa heard strange sound sometimes, and went her expedition to Atohalan with Anna, Christopher, and Ollaph. There she found the sound was the voice of her mother, and she is the bridge of the four naturs spirits of Notherldra. So in the end, Elsa decided to stay in the magic island with the other spirits, and Anna became the next queen of Arendelle. I strongly reccomend you all to watch these if you haven't seen it yet. And Please write a reply below my comment about what is your favorite Disney movies.. Please!!!! I'll wait for you!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Matteo on Sun, 06/07/2020 - 17:51

I like the Thillers movies and the last film I saw at the Cinema was "Knives Out"

Submitted by mmatildepontoni04 on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:06

I like action movies and the last film I saw before the lockdown was “Mission Impossible “
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Tue, 06/02/2020 - 17:46

The movies that I like are science fiction, action and movies from the end of the world such as zombie movies, earthquakes and tsunamis

Submitted by Athony on Sun, 05/31/2020 - 02:16

I'm looking forward to Infinity train - a movie of the series Kimetsu no yaiba

Submitted by nimdini on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:58

I really like to watch an action movies.RUSH was the last movie I have seen in the cinema.

Submitted by anna_v3r on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:54

I like every types of movies except horror movies. The last movie I saw at the cinema was "Downton Abbey", a lovely movie set in England in the 20th century.

Submitted by vittoriadigianno on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 15:02

my favorite types of movies are horror and romantic and the last film i saw is "The Last Song", it's a really good movie.

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 13:17

I like thriller and action film, I don't remember wich is the last film that I saw at the cinema.

Submitted by gio_cra2004 on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 15:48

I like romantic movies and the last movie I saw in the cinema was "Tolo Tolo" but I didn't like it very much!

Submitted by alaricofranca02 on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 12:48

i like action movies and the last movie i saw at the cinema was “18 regali” an italian movie

Submitted by _16lx on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:23

I like a romantic films and the last film I sew is ' ready or not'

Submitted by Jack2350 on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 23:33

I really like action films, I also like animated films, the last movie I saw at the cinema was Spider-Man far from home

Submitted by ZAYRA on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:44

i liked the dynamics

Submitted by ZAYRA on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:41

I need to do the exercises more than three times to get them right. I made them with help, personally it is very difficult for me. Excellent way to learn

Submitted by darkgus13 on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 17:50

I like action movie because the story is very well. The last film was I see in cinema is spider man.

Submitted by ServerMateYT321 on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:33

i like comedy action and anime

Submitted by farid008 on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 11:25

I like documentaries, and romantic films. But saying truth romantic films have got similar plot and does not describe real relationship. Many of them is like Indian drama. The last film that I wached were German romantic film Erbsen auf halb 6. The film shows to his audience what type of relationship exists and works.

Submitted by farid008 on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:57

I cannot listen to talk between Maria and Tamara

Submitted by editor_rachael on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 13:20

Hi farid008,


Sorry you can't listen to it! I've just tested it and it's working fine for me. Are you using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or another browser? Try using a different browser and see it that works. 


LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by Pablo_29 on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 19:22

11 June, 2017 - 16:12 Yeah, I love cinemas. But I mostly don't head for theatres, 'cause I'm a bit busy. I have weekend classes and mostly those are the only days I could watch my fav movies and cartoons. Usually new episodes air during the weekend, and I surely don't want to miss them! I usually prefer fantasy films. Action films are good, but they air at night, and I don't think I'll waste a good weekend night's sleep for horror movies! Action movies are a lot better. And as for romance, well, I don't like that genre much. I like Jackie Chan movies, and of course, I'm mad on Harry Potter movies. And Disney too. They're unbeatable.

Submitted by tioma on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:58

I like horror and action film
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Submitted by Raysan on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:18

I'd like to watch animations because they are good and the quality is good, too!

Submitted by shadyeol on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 13:42

i like imaginary films and drama
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Submitted by empty on Sun, 08/11/2019 - 04:27

I like drama and action films . I like comedy films too .

Submitted by Thu on Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:58

I like cartoons, of course : > I also watch cartoons on Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Recently, there was a new cartoon named, The Secret Life Of Pets. I've seen part 1 and I've seen part this Wednesday at the cinema. It's really good, cute and funny : >
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Submitted by sakuracardcaptor on Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:30

I like cartoons and anime. I've been to the cinema before, but next week I'll go and watch Doraemon movie. I think I'm too old to watch, but I love it.

Submitted by Mihael on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 05:56

What different between film and movie?
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Submitted by JoEditor on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 13:03

Hi Mihael,
That's a good question - thanks for asking! In the UK we usually say 'film' and in the US they usually say 'movie' - there's no difference in the meaning of the word. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Submitted by elleryqueen on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:21

I have a problem with pronouncing the /l/ sound when it doesn't stand at the first of the word, I mean I cannot pronounce the word 'film' correctly like the girls on the recording does. WHen I pronounce, it is similar to /fim/ instead of /film/. Do you have any advice for me?
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Submitted by Jo - Coordinator on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:14

Hi elleryqueen! The /lm/ sound in 'film' is an example of a consonant cluster - a group of consonants without a vowel sound in between. They can be tricky if your language doesn't have the same sound. It's great that you have noticed this sound though. The more you listen and practise the better you'll be at producing it. Also, native speakers vary quite a lot in the way they pronounce this word, so don't worry too much if the way you say it is a bit different. With an Irish accent, for example, it sounds like 'fillum', so they add in a vowel sound. If you speak as confidently and clearly as you can I'm sure people will understand you perfectly. Good luck and keep up the good work! Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens Coordinator

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Submitted by ropey84 on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 21:57

I like so much horror movies, because it's pure adrenaline the last time that i´m going was yesterday
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Submitted by bilko on Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:07

I like action, science fiction and animation films.The last film i've seen called Coco. It's a kind of Spanish animation film.I love it and advice you too...
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:32

I like animation that is funny!!!

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 15:59

The film made a great impression on me is on Fast and Furious 7. It's a action film. I know the film when my boyfriend invited me to hang out. We decided to go to the cinema and see Fast and Furious 6. When i saw the beginning of the movie, i don't understood what's on cuz it's a season 6 of the flim. Now we aren't together.
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