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 Shashi on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:38

I like horror, comedy, science fiction and history films. There are fun and I feel happy. My favorite films are kids films such as Cinderella, blue aloe.
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:54

I like The Courage Dog.

Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:58

I like comedy, romantic, action, science fition or horror films.

Submitted by mrdoctor123 on Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:35

i like anime .special is one piece

Submitted by cat28 on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:39

I like mistery movies, science fiction, drama.

Submitted by daniel91815 on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 17:41

well i like science fictions, war, comedy and biography films, science fictions i like when aliens arrive to the earth, war based in true history or invented, and biography i learn a lot things about other life and dont make the same mistakes

Submitted by DerekVim21savage on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:28

My favourite film is Fast and Furious. Vin Diesel is fabulous!
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:50

I like comedy

Submitted by phuong (not verified) on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 03:02

I watch all kind of films. The kind which i like most is romatic film. When i'm depressed, i often watch it and i feel better. Sometimes when i hang out with my friends, we go to the cinema and we watch horror film... Athough I'm scared but when i shout with my friends, it's really interesting.
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