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 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 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

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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
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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
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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))).

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

The last film I’ve seen was “Puss in Boots”.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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!
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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)

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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.

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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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