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Walk the Line

Walk the Line

Date: Apr 26 2006

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Walk the Line chronicles the life of Johnny Cash (aka The Man in Black), from his impoverished childhood in Arkansas to his enormous success as a country western musician.

The movie, which was a 2006 Oscar nominee, stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

Listen to Kayla and Dave talk about Walk the Line.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Kayla

Kayla

Dave

Dave

Dave:  So, Kayla, I rented Walk the Line last night on dvd. Have you seen it?

Kayla:  I have. I saw it with my friends. It was a really good movie.

Dave:  Yeah? What did you like about it?

Kayla:  Um, the acting was really good. I like Joaquin Phoenix a lot.

Dave:  Yeah.

Kayla:  And, um, it was really well put-together and the music was really good. I was surprised that he did that good of a job to impersonate Johnny Cash.

Dave:  Right. He actually sung the songs, right?

Kayla:  Yeah. He did all of his own singing. And so did, ah, what’s her face?

Dave:  Reese Witherspoon.

Kayla:  Reese Witherspoon.

Dave:  Yeah.

Kayla:  And she was very cute in that, too.

Dave:  Was she?

Kayla:  Mm hm. Quite. I guess there’s a controversy about it from, um, Johnny Cash’s kids, who said that they didn’t like the way that their mom was portrayed in the movie.

 

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Discussion

Johnny Cash, with his deep, steady voice, is an important figure in American music. Many of his songs tell woeful, heartfelt stories about the down-and-out in society: prisoners, the poor, the lonely, and the broken-hearted.

The soundtrack to the movie Walk the Line features many of Johnny Cash’s most popular songs, though they are sung by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Surprisingly, the soundtrack is very good, and Joaquin Phoenix does an excellent job imitating the style of The Man in Black.

Are you familiar with Johnny Cash and his music? Who are some important figures in music in your country? What separates them from other musicians?

 

Comments

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Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

it’s like.. when some actor impersonates some famous deceased person, they normally look alike, but at the same time there’re always some “he’d never do or act like that” moments

11:57 PM Sep 22 2013 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

This time was the first time  i heard about Johnny Cash but it seems he have a great biography.


In Iran and for me and for most people Hayede and mahasti are important figures because you don’t get bored of their songs at all even if  you listen to them for many  times.their songs are longlife songs.

12:04 PM Jun 09 2013 |

Winchester_07

Brazil

I watched this movie two weeks ago and it's awesome! Joaquim Phoenix and Reese did a great job! They were perfect in their roles, it was impressive! I'm a huge fan of Johnny Cash so I was very excited about it and… the movie really lived up to the hype! Now that I know a little more about Cash's life, I admire him more than I did.

04:14 AM Oct 21 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I haven't watched this movie yet, I think this is good Reese Witherspoon is one of my favorite actor.

09:24 PM Oct 01 2009 |

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Devana

Uzbekistan

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07:50 PM Dec 29 2008 |

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opera62

Egypt

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08:37 AM Oct 26 2008 |

Devana

Devana

Uzbekistan

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11:04 AM Jun 09 2008 |

pumpinksara

China

Smile

07:52 AM Nov 17 2007 |

opera62

opera62

Egypt

12:36 PM Nov 14 2007 |

opera62

opera62

Egypt

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12:33 PM Nov 14 2007 |

syeda1

Pakistan

hi friends,

I am syeda, I have not seen this movie but soon I will see.

Syeda 

 

 

09:06 PM Nov 12 2007 |

sayax

Kenya

Grammar Point
Really and very have similar meanings, though they are used differently depending on the form of communication.
In

09:11 AM Oct 25 2007 |

xuemei1984

xuemei1984

China

I haven't watched this film,if there is a chance ,I will watch it.

08:17 AM Oct 25 2007 |

murugesan

India

hi i’m murugesan from madurai-INDIA

06:33 AM Oct 25 2007 |

Geethanair

India

It is really a good conversation supplied  good volume of vocabulary and also explaining about the  usage of very and really.

It's really impressive. 

 

09:55 AM Oct 22 2007 |

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Ghana

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07:50 AM Oct 19 2007 |

ly7378

China

it is nice and thank u

03:41 AM Oct 18 2007 |

lupis

Mexico

hi

my name is lupita. i´m study  English in toluca

i need speak English because I´m very Sealed and my techers say that i have to speak in englis. pleace. speak whit me.

04:13 PM Oct 16 2007 |

opera62

opera62

Egypt

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03:45 AM Oct 11 2007 |

opera62

opera62

Egypt

hi all

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03:43 AM Oct 11 2007 |

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