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Twilight

Twilight

Date: Jan 07 2009

Themes: Alternative, Romance

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles

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.

There’s something romantic about vampires. Maybe it’s that they have to keep a deep, dark secret. Or since they live forever, maybe it’s their old-world quality that makes them attractive. And drinking someone’s blood is strangely sexual.

Or, maybe it’s just that vampires tend to be played by really good-looking actors. Remember Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire? How about Kiefer Sutherland from the The Lost Boys?

Now you can add to that list Robert Pattinson, who stars in the new and extremely popular vampire romance Twilight. Listen to Marni tell Devan how the romance got her to the theater, but she’d had enough by the time she left.

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.

Marni

Marni

Devan

Devan

Marni:  I broke down yesterday, actually, I was totally excited to go see Twilight.

Devan:  You saw it?

Marni:  I wanted to know what all the hype was about. OK, I did not read the books, but I have to admit I went because I totally think that kid, that guy’s cute. Hot vampire? I was in.

Devan:  And was it amazing? Epic?

Marni:  No, sadly. In some respects. In some respects, not so good. Like there were just so many scenes of them looking at each other, you know, longingly, and it was like, “Just kiss already!”

Devan:  Was it scary at all?

Marni:  It was not scary. But there’s the whole genre of…

Devan:  ...the undead.

Marni:  And they go into a little bit of that, the whole theory of being immortal and whatnot, but not really. I mean, it’s more about just them being hot for each other.

Devan:  Did they have cool costumes and cool fangs at least?

Marni:  No, they didn’t even have fangs.

Devan:  They didn’t have fangs.

Marni:  No.

Devan:  Well that sounds like a bummer. I kind of want to see that other vampire movie that came out at the same time. Do you know what I’m talking about? The Swedish one?

Marni:  Oh, Let the Right One In? Is that the one?

Devan:  Yeah.

Marni:  Yeah, I’ve heard about that. I’ve heard that’s great.

Devan:  Maybe that’s the one to see.

Marni:  Yeah. Well, I actually spoke to some kids who are really into the whole Twilight series and I think it’s great that kids are reading, so that’s a huge plus, but they said the movie doesn’t do the books justice. Which is generally the case.

 

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Discussion

Marni admits that she went to Twlight because she thinks the star is hot. The movie is really popular, so Devan expects her to say that it was great. But Marni didn’t really like it.

For a vampire movie, there wasn’t much about vampires in it, and Marni thought the romance was really drawn out. Devan says maybe she’ll go see Let the Right One In a Swedish vampire movie that gets great reviews. It’s vampire romance too, only it stars 12-year-olds.

Do you think vampires are sexy? If you fell in love with a vampire, would you let him or her turn you into one?

 

Comments

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Cocoa tree

Cocoa tree

Taiwan

Twilight’s totally off the hook…

01:11 PM Jan 07 2009 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Being immortal like Vampires! it's very nice!!

But it's not a good idea to fall in love with one. Cool

01:07 PM Jan 07 2009 |

oliverf

oliverf

China

i don’t know why i can’t listen to the video of today’s lesson.

12:55 PM Jan 07 2009 |

oliverf

oliverf

China

i don’t know why i can’t listen to the video of today’s lesson.

12:55 PM Jan 07 2009 |

Luna_Darkness

Israel

Twilight movie No.1 _~~<3333333333

10:13 AM Jan 07 2009 |

Bells

Bells

Austria

love it, love it, love it <3
i've seen the movie in english and i just adore it.

09:36 AM Jan 07 2009 |

simyearim

Anguilla

handsome gad adward….

Twilight  l love you

09:34 AM Jan 07 2009 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

♥2♥

06:54 AM Jan 07 2009 |

kaira_harry

Yemen

i didn't see it yet

but i'll and i think it's lovely movei

06:48 AM Jan 07 2009 |

aldenegg

China

maybe,i‘ll buy the book to have a fun~

05:43 AM Jan 07 2009 |

T.John

Philippines

Hello,

F.Y.I. (Just for your information) The past tense of the word read is also the same spelling as; "read" but it's pronounce as "red". The word readed is grammatically wrong…Happy Speaking!!!... Keep on Smiling. =)

04:34 AM Jan 07 2009 |

chens027

chens027

China

I  haven't seen the movie yet ,

as many people  above say it  doesn't represented the book well, i think the book is worth reading

and the guy is hot in the pho!~Tongue out

04:17 AM Jan 07 2009 |

Always Rita

Brazil

The best, in my opinion.

03:50 AM Jan 07 2009 |

Always Rita

Brazil

The best, in my opinion.

03:50 AM Jan 07 2009 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

YAY!!Twilight!! I really enjoy this movie. :D

03:11 AM Jan 07 2009 |

lukeyy

lukeyy

China

I like this film.

02:41 AM Jan 07 2009 |

Aniu

Aniu

China

  • тιℓιαиα ♥ !
    who is Edward?
  • I do not see how the video has him…..Surprised

02:21 AM Jan 07 2009 |

Nkjones19

Nkjones19

United States

I think maybe my english is not so good.

02:12 AM Jan 07 2009 |

sHiFra

sHiFra

Mexico

hahaa gree with tili :D:D:D!

you will never see a boy like Edward cullen in real life 

T_T damn!! edward just lives in ma mind xD

i've read many books.. but this One!. it's so special:D:D i love it<3<3<3 the whole story made me not to sleep for weeks, my mom was angry all the time wimmie cuz i didn't do anything else … just read n read n read.  i read twiligh in 15hours.. i couldn't stop reading!!! the book caught all my attention >.<..  I've read all books, including the last one which isn't finished yet :/:/

hahahahahhaa about the movie.. eemm . it's just about romantic scenes. Not like book! :) movie was Ok. at the end it's just a movie xD but the bOok makes ur imagination flies…......

 

01:53 AM Jan 07 2009 |

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