Angeles and I don’t have a TV. Maybe that’s one reason we love the cinema. We go to see
at least once a week, and sometimes more often if there are good films on. We read the
in the newspapers and watch the short advertisements called to decide what films to see.
Angeles always likes to get to the cinema early to find a good seat. We usually sit next to the
in one of the middle so that we’re not too close to the , but close enough for her to read the in Spanish. I’m English and I like to see in . I can’t stand it when actors like Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino are
Sometimes in Spain the really big, successful American movies called aren’t in English and we have to see them in Spanish. I don’t always understand
the , but with some American that could be an advantage!
at least = por lo
advertisements = anuncios
seat = asiento
middle = el medio, el centro
can’t stand = no aguanto, no soporto
advantage = ventaja
aisle = pasillo
row = fila
blockbuster = éxito
review = reseña
plot = argumento, estructura
screen = pantalla
Films or Cinema?
'Film' = Película
'Cinema' = Sala de Cine
Listen and check your answers.
Listen again (without looking at the text). Can you remember the vocabulary?
Match the following words with their definitions. Follow the example.
The place where you buy a ticket for the cinema or theatre
1. The music of a film 2. The people who watch a film 3. When actors and actresses practise for a film or a play 4. The person who makes the film and tells the actors what to do 5. The person who pays the money to make the film 6. The dialogue of a film 7. Someone who does the dangerous things in a film 8. All of the actors and actresses in a film 9. The building where films are made 10. The places where the film is shot outside the building in question
11. The continuation of a story in a book or a film 12. The part that an actor or actress plays in a film or a play 13. Images which are made by computer 14. When somebody writes an opinion of a film, play or book 15. The way an actor or an actress acts 16. A successful film which earns a lot of money