General Listening Quiz

"DVD Movie Rentals"

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
easy movies man - woman 00:32

Pre-Listening Exercise

DVD movie rentals are very popular as a for of fun entertainment. Others like to buy DVDs either at a store or online. Write down as many types of movies that you can. Discuss your preferences for each type of movie (e.g., love, like don't like, can't stand, hate).

Idioms

"movie buff" = someone who knows a lot about movies
"If you want to know anything about the movie industry, ask Phil. He's a real movie buff."

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Action

Woman: Ah, I don't really like action movies. Too much violence.

Comedies

Woman: Now, I do enjoy comedies.

Horror

Woman: Uh . . . I'm not really crazy about horror movies, but love stories are often fun to watch. Oh, and I really like foreign films, too.

Love

Woman: Love stories are often fun to watch. Oh, and I really like foreign films, too.

Foreign

Woman: Oh, and I really like foreign films, too.

Vocabulary Practice

Do the vocabulary quizzes using the words from the conversation for more practice:

 

Post-Listening Exercise

How do your own movie preferences compare with the woman's likes and dislikes in the conversation? Think of words or phrases to describe these genres types of movies:

action, anime, classics, comedy, drama, documentary, foreign, horror, musicals, romance, science fiction, thrillers

Exampledocumentary - interesting and informative

Online Investigation

Research two online movie rental services and compare them in terms of price, service, movie selection, and delivery. Discuss your findings.