Inviting someone to the cinema

People watching a film in a cinema

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Jack: Hi, Ismael. How are you?

Ismael: Hi, Jack. I'm OK but I've got loads of homework.

Jack: Me too, but would you like to come with us to the cinema tonight?

Ismael: Who's 'us'?

Jack: Me, Jamie, Nicola and Selina.

Ismael: OK, and what's the film?

Jack: We don't know. We can't decide. There's that new horror film, 'Light and Dark'.

Ismael: No, no, no! I don't like horror films.

Jack: OK, well, there's a comedy about a school.

Ismael: Oh, no more school, please! What about a romcom?

Jack: Romcom?

Ismael: You know, romantic comedy, boy meets girl ...

Jack: What? Really? No, I hate romantic films. I like action.

Ismael: Well, there's a new science fiction film, 'Alien attacks'.

Jack: OK, I like science fiction. Let's see that.

Ismael: OK, I'll ask the others if they like sci-fi.

Jack: What time is the film?

Ismael: At 8 o'clock. Let’s meet at 7:30 outside the cinema.

Jack: OK. See you later.

Ismael: Bye.


What kind of films do you like?

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Submitted by Rachele on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 13:34

i really like romcoms and fantasy films

Submitted by JerryT on Mon, 03/06/2023 - 23:07

I like a lot of different types of films. I like comedies, dramas, and action films.

Submitted by SK0272ingles on Wed, 08/17/2022 - 01:57

I like comedy and science fiction films

Submitted by ahgima099 on Mon, 08/15/2022 - 09:13

I like romantic comedy, anime. animation and drama. I like to watch movies but not series. I watch twice a week.

Submitted by AliEsp on Sat, 08/13/2022 - 02:26

I like horror films and my favorite movie is "El Conjuro 2"

Submitted by fmchancosic on Fri, 08/12/2022 - 17:37

I like the horror films, because they are very interesting and entertaining.

Submitted by Tami1210 on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:27

I like romantic and comedy films, my favorite movie is pride and prejudice.

Submitted by angelams on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 17:52

I like romantic comedy films and series. My series favorite is stranger things.

Submitted by Fadikly on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 17:28

i like romantic comedy films and series. i finished stranger things 3 days ago. it was very great

Submitted by Edaa on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 08:06

i like horror movies i like that they are scary.
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Submitted by Ebrarr on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 07:25

I love watching movies, especially action movies.

Submitted by DzhShaid on Sun, 05/22/2022 - 08:29

I like science fiction and historical drama. I don't like comedy and action films.

Submitted by Ivone734 on Thu, 03/24/2022 - 05:41

I love the comedy, romantic, cartoons movies and japanese animation... sometimes i like the horror movies but these make me feel fear

Submitted by oskrox on Wed, 03/23/2022 - 01:56

i like comedy and comedy romantic. I don´t like action movies.

Submitted by rainyhappy on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 17:13

I like cartoon film especially in Disney Movies. My best favorite cartoon is Frozen. It was really beautiful movie I have ever seen.

Submitted by Dsas16 on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 19:17

i like every kind of films but I rather science fiction and those about natural disasters, they are so entertaining and I always learn something new.

Submitted by trungtnd on Sun, 01/02/2022 - 01:09

I like action movies because it also has very interesting details such as fighting, shooting...

Submitted by Fenic on Wed, 10/13/2021 - 07:07

I like romantic films and comedy films.

Submitted by laurel7 on Fri, 10/08/2021 - 20:49

For exaple: Beauty and Beast, Rec 1, Howl´s Moving Castle, and Harry Potter Because some are entertaming, some are great and some I like the story

Submitted by laurel7 on Fri, 10/08/2021 - 20:35

I like horror, comedy drama, and animated
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Submitted by FlowerQueen on Thu, 07/29/2021 - 18:24

I like „Hanni&Nanni“ 1-3 + „Mehr als beste Freunde“. I live in Germany, so the films are German too. „The sound of music“ „Feel the beat“ „Ballerina“ „Avatar - The last airbender“ It‘s Anime. „Misfit“ I don‘t know, what kinds of films they are. Sorry.
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Submitted by fanny on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:44

I like cartoon, romcom, thrillers and comeddy films

Submitted by Ammar on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 12:45

I like comedy romantic films, horror films and action films.
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Submitted by Elsa on Fri, 06/25/2021 - 11:37

I love animations and I like World Disney movies. I don't have favorite movies I like all animations movies and I'm a big fan of World Disney. What about you? Do you like World Disney movies? Please, Tell me your favorite movies I'm friendly girl.
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Submitted by fanny on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:51

I love animated films, also Disney movies. I love Moana, The Princess and the frog, and Sleeping Beauty. I think that the songs are catchy.

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Submitted by Elsa on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 06:23

Thank you for answer my question friend. I like Moana too. But I like Elsa more. I like Frozen. By the way, where are you from? I'm from Myanmar. My name is Thun. I'm 13 years old. Nice to meet you Fanny.

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Submitted by Kanek131 on Mon, 06/07/2021 - 18:47

I love films about wars, but my favorite filme is Réquiem for a dream.
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Submitted by losoh12 on Sat, 04/17/2021 - 03:09

i like romanctic movies

Submitted by NicDi on Sat, 04/17/2021 - 01:06

I love comedy, horror and action films.

Submitted by 501dom on Fri, 04/09/2021 - 22:07

I like comedy, romantic, horror and action films but i enjoy romantic films more. I usually watch romantic films and series from other countries (Turkey and Korea) on my computer. I still don't have a favorite film.

Submitted by GGO_Toxic on Tue, 03/02/2021 - 18:19

I like comedy and action.

Submitted by MrNakr228 on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:54

I like comedy film. My favourite is film Kiss one and two
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:50

I don't really like horror movie, although I watched some of them when I was a kid. Now I prefer science fiction films. Sometimes I watch romantic comedy with my girlfriend.
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Submitted by rafaelyeshua on Tue, 12/15/2020 - 14:53

I like the science fiction films, more the ones that are about travel to the future

Submitted by Dul_San on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 21:54

My favorite films are the science fiction

Submitted by Abril_ms on Fri, 10/23/2020 - 03:11

I like action films, My favorite movie is Divergent

Submitted by Luna on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:13

l like animations (anime specially one piece) and sci-fi (like AVENGERS)
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Submitted by Xuka on Sun, 08/16/2020 - 18:11

I like romantic comedy films the best. I often watch this genre of India, Korea, China. I feel both funny and emotional when enjoying them. I don't like horror films. There were lots of blood, scary images, plus some jump-shock moments, shooting, fighting, and dead bodies. I was obsessed with all scenes and sounds in the films.
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Submitted by zagrybast on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 08:27

Let’s see... I think I like horror and drama. I like thinking about the film after it ends. And I don’t like a comedy film.
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:24

I like comedy, horror and science fiction.
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Submitted by Sherry4869 on Tue, 05/12/2020 - 14:47

I like Japanese animation very much. I also like to watch comedy, science fiction, romantic films. I like to watch ----Horror movie. But these make me so scared.
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Submitted by DIGIOTANIMES on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 19:42

the movies that I like are the horror, science fiction and movies from my favorite anime series

Submitted by _16lx on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 21:29

I like every kinds of films , but I don't like horror films , my fav films is ' me before you ' and that's romcom film

Submitted by karla09 on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:20

the movies i like are suspense, comedy and science fiction. These exercises help us in situations of daily life for which they are important.

Submitted by ArelyLuna on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 05:57

I like comedy movies because they are so funny but i also like action movies
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Submitted by Raysan on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:21

I love animations (or call it anime if you want), especially Doraemon and Conan.

Submitted by cian007 on Fri, 07/05/2019 - 02:56

i like the action,comedy and science fiction films
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Submitted by empty on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 15:13

What kind of films do you like? I like comedy and science fiction films .

Submitted by Thu on Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:11

I like the cartoon of course, and comedy. Why? Causes I'm a kid. : ) Especially, Mickey's Mouse Short Films, I wonder why he so cute and funny. And because it's short, so I can study MORE ENGLISH. : (
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