Going to the cinema

Listen to Mario and Tamara talking about what film they want to see and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.


Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.


Do this exercise before you listen.

Remote audio URL


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?

Language level
Average: 3.6 (31 votes)
Personal online tutoring
EnglishScore Tutors is the British Council’s one-to-one tutoring platform for 13- to 17-year-olds.


Submitted by Engeveryjoy on Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:53

I like horror films. Last film watched by me was “5 nights at Freddy’s”. It is about an angry bear.

Submitted by jazlimarzi on Mon, 11/06/2023 - 20:09

i really like disney moviese, my favourite is maleficent, it's a story that for me is so beutiful.

Submitted by platov on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 15:09

I like action and detectiv films. I sea recently master gardener

Submitted by catpuccinoxi on Thu, 06/29/2023 - 20:28

I thoroughly enjoy animated films because they tend to be incredibly entertaining and adorable. The most recent movie I watched at the cinema was 'Spiderman: Across The Spiderverse 2023,' and it was truly exceptional. I would gladly watch it again :D

Submitted by CamilaL. on Thu, 06/15/2023 - 19:55

I think that all of them are very interesting but I love action movies like a "Taken" with Liam Neelson

Submitted by Engeveryjoy on Sat, 05/27/2023 - 09:57

I really like to watch a cartoon film. I have watched a Ukrainian cartoon “Mavka the forest song” There are a lot of secrets and mysteries in the ukrainian forest. Mavka lives in the forest and protects it. She should choose between love and duty. I recommend the film Mavka.

Submitted by OL1V3R-312 on Wed, 04/19/2023 - 08:37

I like horror and comedy movies.

Submitted by pomelo on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 06:36

I like action and comedy films. The last film I saw at the cinema was Avatar: The Way of Water

Submitted by Francisca Corradi on Mon, 11/06/2023 - 17:39

I enojoy action and fiction movies because they are entertainig, the best movie i recent watched at the cinema was Avatar, it was spectacular and entertaining, i would watch it again un 4D because i saw it in 3D but i think it could be better.

In reply to by pomelo

Submitted by Turtle08 on Sun, 08/28/2022 - 13:34

I really like fantasy films and sci-fi films. I think the last film I saw at the cinema was "Dune".

Submitted by Rufmania on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 12:15

I like historical and science fiction movies.The last film i watched at the cinema was Zeher Tulugu

In reply to by Turtle08

Submitted by cherry00 on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:33

I really like action films but my favourite films are horror films. I don't remeber the last film I saw at the cinema because the last time I went there was two years ago.

Submitted by Baldbanana on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 10:26

I like drama and comedy films, because I like funny moments, but not all the time. I don't remember what was the last film I saw at the cinema, because I was in the cinema years ago.

Submitted by SEBASTIAN on Fri, 07/01/2022 - 00:02

I like horror films ,action films ,comedies films , and the last movie that a watched at cinema was 'spiderman now way home'

Submitted by 01Aras on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 10:54

I like action and science fiction movies

Submitted by Sillakaraman on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 10:00

I like horror movies
Profile picture for user FlowerQueen

Submitted by FlowerQueen on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 13:19

I like fantasy movies. I think the last film I've seen in the cinema was "Scooby Doo" and the last film I've watched at home was "Hugo". FlowerQueen~♡

Submitted by goksu on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 12:33

I love comedy, action and emotional movies.

Submitted by Denizz on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 13:00

I like comedy and action movies

Submitted by 0english on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 08:07

Venom is my favorite movie
Profile picture for user demiryumruk27

Submitted by demiryumruk27 on Sun, 04/17/2022 - 11:27

I love comedy, action and si-fi movies.

Submitted by Chamomile on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 13:48

I hardly ever not match movies , but i often look Korean and Chinese TV series. I like comedy, melodramy , action and fiction . The last movie i was in the cinema was "Batman" , he was gloomy and not for me))).

In reply to by demiryumruk27

Submitted by oblock2121 on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:47

i really like to watch action and comedy movies.

Submitted by musti98 on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:39

i like to watch venom

Submitted by amakdjmf on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:32

I Really like to watch spiderman no way home it was the last movie I have been seen

Submitted by josefine1000 on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:32

the last movie i saw was frozen. That was funny and emotionel

Submitted by charli on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:30

i see after

Submitted by trungtnd on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 13:50

I like action movies because it's very engaging. It was END GAME of the last movie I saw at the cinema

Submitted by Ira1321 on Sun, 01/23/2022 - 18:49

I like watching romantic comedy,French comedies and period dramas.The last movie I watched is "The last hero" it is Russian fantasy film
Profile picture for user InEnglishPlease

Submitted by InEnglishPlease on Sun, 10/31/2021 - 12:45

The last film I’ve seen was “Puss in Boots”.
Profile picture for user Tato_Learner22

Submitted by Tato_Learner22 on Fri, 10/22/2021 - 23:54

I like action, romantic and science fiction films, the horror movies I like too, but I don´t like historical drama films. The last movie I saw it was "Venom: Let there be Carnage"

Submitted by padrito14 on Fri, 08/20/2021 - 17:40

I like animated adventure and romance movies and the last movie I saw was "we're the milers"

Submitted by DanysGE on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 23:22

I like romantic, drama and comedy films. The last time i went to the movies was two years ago and i watched "Jumanji the next leve". It was amusing.
Profile picture for user Student0007

Submitted by Student0007 on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:45

One of my favourite types of films are thrillers witn interesting detection line. I also like detective films and series. I enjoy watching films with a lot of action scenes and good special effects. Moreover, i am into learning and watching historic fantasy. It is a little bit strange but I love dramas too. In fact, there are a lot of films that I like

Submitted by AngelineYJP on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:42

I like family comedy and action movie last film I watch at the cinema is call“Ni Hao Lee Huan Ying” it’s a movie from China

Submitted by hohooibin on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:37

I really like science fiction and magical film.The last movie I watched was an Advenger it's a year ago.

Submitted by MoralesD_ensfep on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:41

I love comedy, action, horror, science fiction, and sometimes drama movies. The last movie I saw was about drama, it's Clouds.

Submitted by Brianda_Ensfep on Sat, 02/27/2021 - 06:26

I like musical, comedy and adventure movies. The last movie I saw was: Ayla, the Daughter of War.
Profile picture for user Kostantinus

Submitted by Kostantinus on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:21

I like action movie, fantastic, fantasy and adventure movies. The last time me and my girfriend have watched "Mulan". It was great! We enjoyed it.

Submitted by Nooname on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 16:37

I like comedy films

Submitted by altair28 on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 00:47

I really like horror films, but the last movie i saw at the cinemma was The Grinch

Submitted by NoSoyUnaPersonaDea on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 18:55

I like horror movies. The last time i went to the cinema i wached Sonic

Submitted by Luna on Sat, 08/22/2020 - 13:38

l like sicence film and action film
Profile picture for user Xuka

Submitted by Xuka on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 17:10

I like horror films the most. The last film I saw at the cinema was Annabelle Comes Home. This is the third part of the supernatural horror serial film - Annabella. The film was inspired by a story of a haunted doll named Annabelle. It is taken a series of paranormal activities occur around the main characters. There were lots of blood, scary images, plus some jump-shock moments, shooting, fighting, and dead bodies. I was impressed by all scenes and sounds in the film. I was horrified for a few days.

Submitted by pln on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:28

films where I see in the cinema is almost all of them marvel movies. but my favourite kind of movies are sci-fi especially christopher nolan's movies. I am looking forward to TENET

Submitted by Ian_reynoso on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 19:18

I think the last I saw was bad boys
Profile picture for user muhamilman

Submitted by muhamilman on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:19

My question is: what's the difference between "film" and "movie"? Thanks if you reply to me!
Profile picture for user JoModerator

Submitted by JoModerator on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 11:55

Hi muhamilman,

Both words mean the same thing, but 'film' is more common in British English and 'movie' is more common in American English.

I hope that helps!


Jo (LearnEnglish Teens team)

In reply to by muhamilman

Submitted by KJs on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:56

My favorite movie type is adventure movies. Because it makes me excited. And it is interesting that sometimes I'm a little scared and sometimes happy. I forgot the last movie I watch in cinema, but I watch on TV was Back to the Future.

Submitted by editor_rachael on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 13:38

Hi KJs!


Welcome to LearnEnglish Teens! From your comments here, it sounds like you are two different people. Please can you create separate accounts for each user? In our House Rules we ask you not to share your account with other people. Thanks a lot and we hope you both enjoy the site!


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Teens team

In reply to by KJs

English courses near you