Lesson 13: Favorite Movies

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In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: favorite movies. First, read the following dialogue out loud with your tutor, then switch roles and try again. 

Kevin and Dorothy are talking about favorite movies.

Dorothy, what’s your favorite movie?
I have many favorites, but I really like the movie “Pretty Woman”.
Which genre is it?
It’s a comedy and a romance.
Who is the lead actor or actress?
There are two movie stars in this movie. Richard Gere is the lead actor and Julia Roberts is the lead actress.
Who is the director?
The director is Garry Marshall. He usually picks the best cast.
Did you see the movie in the movie theater or on TV?
I saw it in the movie theater. The movie has many funny scenes and characters.


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

genre (n) a kind or type of movie, music, or TV show
My favorite genre is a comedy.
comedy (n) a funny movie that will make people laugh
Let’s watch a comedy movie so we can laugh.
actor (n) a male who acts in a movie
Liam Neeson is a good actor.
actress (n) a female who acts in a movie
Jennifer Aniston is a good actress.
movie stars (n – plural) a popular movie actor or actress
Movie stars are rich and famous.
director (n) the person in charge of making a movie
The director likes when actors remember their lines.
cast (n) all of the actors and actresses in a movie or TV show
The cast has many famous actors and actresses.
movie theater (n) a building where people pay to watch movies on a big screen
She likes to go to the movie theater every Sunday.
scenes (n – plural) a small part of a movie or film
There are many funny scenes in the movie.
characters (n – plural) the people within a movie or story
The characters in the movie are played by good actors.


Practice answering the following questions with your tutor. You can use the sample answers to help come up with your own answer.

  1. What do you like about going to the movie theater?
    1. I love eating movie theater popcorn.
    2. Watching a movie on a big screen is awesome.
    3. Your answer:
  2. What’s your favorite genre?
    1. I like to laugh, so I like comedies.
    2. Action movies are my favorite because they’re exciting.
    3. Your answer:
  3. Would you like to be a movie director?
    1. No, because I think it’s a hard job.
    2. Yes, because I would like to direct a famous movie someday.
    3. Your answer:
  4. Would you like to be a famous movie star?
    1. No, because I’m a shy person and I don’t like to be in front of cameras.
    2. I would love to be a movie star! They make lots of money.
    3. Your answer:
  5. If you were asked to be in a scene in a movie, would you do it?
    1. I would definitely do it! I would like to see myself on the big screen.
    2. I would have to think about it first, but I probably would.
    3. Your answer:


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. What movie is your favorite? Why?
  2. Who is your favorite actor? Why?
  3. Who is your favorite actress? Why?
  4. Do you like going to the cinema? Why or why not?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.



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