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Team America

Team America

Date: Dec 07 2004


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.

The movie called Team America is really entertaining to watch because none of the characters are human. The creators of this movie really went out of their way to create a movie that is different from the norm.
Listen in as Derek and Steph talk about what they used instead of actors.


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




Steph:  So, I finally got a chance to see Team America. Have you seen that yet?

Derek:  No I haven’t seen that. How did you like it?

Steph:  I really liked it. It was really cool because they used puppets. Um, and they didn’t use real people and that was really super neat.

Derek:  That’s really cool. Cause I like, uh, animation normally. But, yeah, to see puppets almost live is pretty cool.

Steph:  I know. It was really outstanding how they made these puppets look like humans. Sometimes I forgot I was watching puppets. I really thought I was watching real actors.

Derek:  That takes a lot of skill to do, I think.

Steph:  Those people must’ve gone to school for a long time. They’re definitely, um, pushing the, pushing the envelope when it comes to making movies.

Derek:  I think so. Sounds pretty creative.

Steph:  I thought so.



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There are so many techniques used in making movies these days. You can use live actors, animation, computer animation and so on. Using puppets is interesting because they are three dimensional and can be made to look like humans.
Watching this movie really opened my eyes to how far we have come.
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