Describe your favorite movie and/or book. Why do you like it so much?
Activity 1 – Pre-Learn Vocabulary
bride (n.) = when a woman is getting married, she is called the “bride” on her wedding day. (and the man is called the “groom”)
farmhand (n.) = a person who is employed to work on a farm.
fencing (n.) = a type of sport in which the competitors fight with long, thin swords:
pirate (n.) = a bandit who robs ships on the ocean:
witch (n.) = a woman who does magic, using spells, potions, etc. The male equivalent is a wizard.
villain (n.) = the “bad” character in the story, who is usually the enemy of the hero
satire (n.) = a story that is based on another story (or on real events), but which changes things and uses irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to be humorous or to make a thought-provoking point
Activity 2 – Listen for General Ideas
Speakers: Dan, Ashley – Australian
General Listening Quiz - Favorite Movie & Book
Activity 3 – Listen for Specific Details
Detail Listening Quiz - Favorite Movie & Book - True or False?
Activity 4 – Listen for Specific Words
Download the Word document and go to page 4.
You can fill in the words in the document as you listen (or print it out and use a pencil).
If you need to, you can pause the audio in order to have time to write the words.
In this activity, it is very common to need to listen several times – so if you miss a word, don’t worry – you can go back in the audio, or listen again.
Check Your Answers – Complete Transcript
Download the Word document and go to page 6.
There is also explanation of additional vocabulary at the end of the Word document.
- Pre-Learn Vocabulary Audio
- Slow Audio – Dan
- Slow Audio – Ashley
- Fast Audio – Dan
- Fast Audio – Ashley
- Extra Vocabulary Audio
- Word document