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How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

Date: May 12 2010

Themes: Friend

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense


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It’s good to have friends from all walks of life. Say you live in a magical world where Vikings fight dragons. You’re a young Viking, and as a rite of passage, you have to slay a dragon. But when you find a dragon, you discover that he’s really nice and decide to make a forbidden friendship.

That’s what happens in the new animated movie How To Train Your Dragon. Listen to Amy and Ella discuss the film and what it says about friendship.


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Amy:  Have you heard of this new movie How To Train Your Dragon, Ella?

Ella:  I have, but I really don’t know much about it. It wasn’t really advertised on TV as much as most of the other movies usually are.

Amy:  It’s sort of a classic story, I guess, of a boy, a Viking teenager in this sort of magical world, who, you know, wants to fight dragons and kill dragons. They’re like the enemy of the Vikings. But he ends up, rather than killing a dragon, he becomes a friend of a dragon.

Ella:  Huh. That’s interesting. So it sounds like it could be kind of, you know, adults could like it too, more than just like kids and magic and dragons.

Amy:  Yeah. I think that there’s definitely supposed to be sort of a moral to it, you know, about tolerance and…

Ella:  Yeah, like making friends with an enemy. ‘Cause usually dragons and people, you don’t ever see them in all the fairy tales, you see like…you know, dragons are the bad guys you have to kill with swords and fire.

Amy:  Yeah. But has that ever happened to you, have you ever, you know, become friends with someone who had been your enemy before?

Ella:  Only because they were my friends before they were my enemy.

Amy:  Yeah, same with me, I’ve become friends with an ex who I, you know, thought I would never become friends with again. But that’s about it.

Ella:  Things work out in strange ways.


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The new movie How To Train Your Dragon is about a dragon hunter who makes friends with a dragon. Amy says the movie has a message about tolerance and being friends with those who could have been your enemies.

Ella says the only time she has been able to make friends with an enemy is when the enemy used to be her friend before they became enemies. Amy says the same is true for her. She is now friends with an ex who she thought would be her enemy forever.

Have you ever made an unlikely friend? How did it happen?



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Peace in a country, peace in a world…

08:07 AM May 12 2010 |




this movie let me recall o classic game called ‘monster hunter’.i dont know what time i can see it in china. this kind of movies is my way

08:05 AM May 12 2010 |




Laughinghehe.making  friends with your enemy which sounds great!

i am a harmony guy ,i do not have any enemy so far ,thanks to my god! i could make friends with any person if i want to . and it is very funny that i have a perfect relationship with anybody around me , maybe i am good at dealing with relationship.

cus i am working hard always, and i will try my best to help my friend who need me do a favor like to do it for myself,thanks to my god ,i have such moral,it makes me easier to live ,to enjoy my life !

06:35 AM May 12 2010 |


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I have studied English everyday so far this month.

03:22 AM May 12 2010 |



I think, I never made such kind of that friend..

03:20 AM May 12 2010 |





like a romance ,the girl loves the enemy of her family…...just like" romeo and juliet "

12:50 AM May 12 2010 |

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