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Learn English meaning of ‘It’

Date: Oct 06 2017

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: There, Their & They're

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Clowns have been around for hundreds of years. They have randomly been popping up in plays, literature, and circuses for a very long time. Clowns are mostly silly, harmless, and playful characters. Sometimes, they are even witty. However, Stephen King decided to put a new mask on the traditional clown. It’s an evil mask that has people super freaked out. King has forever changed the face of the clown with his novel, It.

It has been adapted into a movie, which is currently in theaters. King fans, and scary clown fans, are very hyped up about viewing this new movie. The movie takes place in a small American town. One day, out of nowhere, children start vanishing from this town. One of the characters in the movie has a theory that the town is cursed by an evil clown.

Andy recently finished reading Stephen King’s novel, It. Listen as he tells Romeo about his theory about evil clowns.

Dialog

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Romeo

Romeo

Andy_H

Andy_H

Andy_H:  All right, so the coolest thing happened in my life. About a year ago, I randomly just picked up the book and was like, “I’m going to read It.” It being the novel by Stephen King.

Romeo:  Oh! OK.

Andy_H:  Just, out of nowhere, I’m not joking, I finished the book, put it down, and I got on my computer. Find out, they’re making a movie.

Romeo:  They…they are!

Andy_H:  It’s, like, so close to being released! I’m just beyond myself.

Romeo:  I’m wondering if they didn’t decide they wanted to do like a, you know, like bring it back out again…and by it, I mean It...because of the, remember when those clowns were, like, popping up and people were getting super freaked out?

Andy_H:  I got a theory about that. I thought…I mean…I got a theory about it. All right, so we live in a day where, like, everybody can get the same picture near the Mona Lisa. Like, everyone’s constantly viewing. OK?

Romeo:  OK.

Andy_H:  So, the people of It, they want to make something new, but they can’t just, like, throw out a trailer. I think that all of those were guerrilla marketing for the movie…

Romeo:  Ah…sure.

Andy_H:...so that people could get really hyped up.

Romeo:  Yes. All right. So, is this your way of asking me to go watch the movie with you?

Andy_H:  Do you want to see It?

Romeo:  I will definitely go see It, as long as you bring the popcorn.

Andy_H:  I’ll bring the popcorn.

 

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Discussion

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Andy is telling Romeo about the coolest thing that happened to him. He just finished reading the novel It by Stephen King. He then discovered that It was being made into a movie. Andy is very excited about viewing the movie. He’s just beyond himself.

Romeo wonders about the scary clowns that were recently popping up everywhere. Andy tells him that he has a theory. He thinks the scary clowns were a guerrilla marketing strategy created by the producers of the movie It. It definitely got people talking about scary clowns! Romeo and Andy decide to go see It together.

Are you afraid of clowns? Do you think Andy’s theory about the scary clowns could be right?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am not afraid of clowns and I think Andy’s theory is right.

11:15 AM Oct 06 2017 |

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DanielBorgesSuper Member!

Portugal

I’m not affraid of clouds! I agree that they’re mainly seen as silly, harmless and playful!


However see a witty cloud appears dangerous and harmful could have a strong effect on people, because it’s antagonistic and creates a sense of duality! It could really hyper freaked out viewers in a movie theater!



About Andy theory, i agree that marketeers could work on persistent and repetitive messages to create a felling of need on persons, so that people consume what they want! We live in a era of very agressive marketing!

02:39 AM Oct 06 2017 |

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