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Enchanted

Enchanted

Date: May 14 2008

Themes: Pets

Intro

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

When is the last time a rat cooked for you or a lion sang you a song? The world of children’s movies, particularly Disney movies, is a strange place where animals act like people and people sing in high pitched voices.

But what if that world really did exist…in New York? That’s the concept behind a new film that has Mason nothing short of Enchanted.

Dialog

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

Mason

Mason

Jason

Jason

Mason:  Hey, you want to go catch a movie tonight?

Jason:  Uh huh. Sure.

Mason:  ‘Cause I don’t know about you, but I could totally see Enchanted for the fifth time.

Jason:  Really?

Mason:  I love that movie! Are you serious?

Jason:  How did you end up seeing it the first time?

Mason:  Uh, I went and bought a ticket.

Jason:  It just doesn’t strike me as a movie that, like, screams Mason. But I guess I could be wrong.

Mason:  I gotta say, man, I love me some Disney movies. I love ‘em. Like all the old animated classics like Dumbo and Peter Pan and all that jazz. Sleeping Beauty. And this is playing off of all of them with a lot of really cool, modern humor.

Jason:  Cool. I feel like everyone grew up with those, but most people don’t think about them anymore.

Mason:  Most people grow up?

Jason:  I guess you could say that. But this one makes fun of…It’s like a parody of those?

Mason:  I wouldn’t call it a parody, but it takes all the stereotypes like the princess and the evil, magical queen and the stupid prince and takes it, drops it in real world New York but they still sing songs and are talking really too high and making the animals do work for them.

Jason:  That actually sounds awesome.

Mason:  It’s a really, really well-done, cute little film.

Jason:  Is it all live-action?

Mason:  Well there’s some animated parts, but 90% of it is in honest-to-God New York and there’s dancing rats and cockroaches.

Jason:  Awesome. Yeah, I’ll see it. Why not?

Mason:  Sweet!

 

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Discussion

Jason is surprised when Mason says he’s already seen Enchanted and he’d like to see it again. Grown-ups aren’t usually so excited about Disney movies.

But Mason explains that Enchanted has a lot of modern humor and makes fun of all the Disney movies everyone grew up with. It takes place in New York and most of it isn’t animated, but the characters still act the way they do in animated movies.

What’s your favorite animated movie from childhood? How far is it from the real world?

 

Comments

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Tahir besheer

Chad

I haven't seen but I had live it nice praction thank you very much.

04:18 PM Feb 22 2010 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I like Disney movies

05:42 PM Dec 25 2008 |

Madzia_

Madzia_

Poland

i love this film – it's great! i can watch it all time. anyway i like disney's cartoons. maybe i'm too old for it, but what's wrong with it?

06:28 PM Jun 12 2008 |

zoe.happy

zoe.happy

China

I like the film very much. The actress is so beautiful,and the story is intersting.It gives me a surprise when I watched the end.

10:09 AM May 20 2008 |

RogerLin

China

Viet Nam, it's very very greatful & thankful to you for careing about the disaster took place in china,on 12th May 08,14:28. i thank you as a delegate of all the chinese people.During these catastrophic seven days,we fighted agaist the disaster, save many many lifes in disaster area, but,regrettablely, many people lost their lifes also.the mortality reached about 33,000. and the newest imformation showed that the earthquake reached 8.0 Richter scale.it's unprecedented disaster.but our chinese are strong,unwavering,stalwart,warmhearted…we love our people ,love our country.will never change!

02:10 AM May 20 2008 |

jenniferlsl

China

To be honest i have not seen Enchanted,but it sounds interesting ,i will have a try .

12:23 AM May 20 2008 |

nini-niniko

Georgia

Laughing I like this muvie….. I'm mad about it…...

04:58 PM May 19 2008 |

%hind%

%hind%

Saudi Arabia

I have not seen this movie, but I want watch it , I learned new words form this lesson,,
Thanks..

08:07 PM May 18 2008 |

jody@

jody@

China

a really nice film``

l love it

09:52 AM May 18 2008 |

Gebing

Gebing

China

it's called mo fa qi yuan in Chinese.

And I've seen it. Pretty good. Reminding us of true love.Smile

One of the song in it--Happy working song—got the OSCAR prize.

07:39 AM May 18 2008 |

santhoshma

santhoshma

India

 yeah ! i  had seen that film 3 times that 's cool , enjoyable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:16 PM May 17 2008 |

lanacortes

lanacortes

Brazil

I really want to see this movie. I've never heard about it!!! It strikes me as a great movie! I love me some cartoons!!!! Specially Disney ones!

02:11 AM May 17 2008 |

lanacortes

lanacortes

Brazil

I really want to see this movie. I've heard about it!!! It strikes me as a great movie! I love me some cartoons!!!! Specially Disney ones!

02:11 AM May 17 2008 |

canqemo

Azerbaijan

i would like life to be like such movies.But it is only dream

10:38 AM May 16 2008 |

canqemo

Azerbaijan

HI. I love animated movies very much.In real life there is so many problems and when i watch such movies forget about everything.There are things which want to happen but do not happen, but our dreams happen in this movie

10:35 AM May 16 2008 |

McLovin

McLovin

China

how does she know that u loved her!

i like it just like.

02:59 AM May 16 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Amimated movies is very nice, it reminds me about the old Roger Rabbit film which it was pretty cool because it has been made with animated and real people together, so cool!

06:32 PM May 15 2008 |

janewhy

China

I saw the movie in my english class, it's really a good fairy story.A happy ending is always my favorite.

03:43 PM May 15 2008 |

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

i haven't watching this film yet but sound great maybe i will watch this movie soon ..Laughing

10:53 AM May 15 2008 |

farhanabc

farhanabc

Saudi Arabia

 I ll do my best to wacth this movie

10:20 AM May 15 2008 |

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