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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Date: Aug 11 2010

Themes: Toefl

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

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Way back in 1995, Toy Story became the first full-length film in history to be made entirely with computer animation. Since then, CGI films have taken off and become both common and popular.

Now the third and final movie in the Toy Story series has arrived. We made not be ready, but an era is ending and it’s time to move on.

Moving on is also the theme of Toy Story 3. In the film, the owner of Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the crew goes to college, leaving most of his old toys behind. But as Marni and Amy know, it isn’t always easy to let go.

Dialog

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Amy

Amy

Marni

Marni

Amy:  Did you see that Toy Story 3 is out?

Marni:  Yes, I did. And it’s kind of interesting, do you know anything about the story?

Amy:  Well, I know that it’s wrapping up the trilogy, and it sounds actually like it might be a little sad, or at least tugging on the heartstrings.

Marni:  I think so. I think it’s kind of an interesting theme. The boy in the story, the real boy, goes off to college and so he forgets about all his old toys.

Amy:  Classic.

Marni:  Yeah. And it actually got me thinking about all my old toys, like toys that I just loved as a child, and toys that were important to me, and some of them I don’t know what happened to them.

Amy:  Do you still have any of them, though? Like is there one stuffed animal still on your bed or anything?

Marni:  Not on my bed, but I still have a stuffed animal that I had from when I was very little. Papa Bear. He was a much bigger teddy bear, and when I was younger, I mean he was literally my size.

Amy:  Oh yeah. Those are the best.

Marni:  And I just…I have so many great memories of just being a kid and being super excited about it.

Amy:  I have Purple Doggy. It was actually a pillow shaped like a doggy.

Marni:  Nice.

Amy:  And it was purple. And I slept on it actually until I was like 13.

Marni:  Wow. And you still have it now?

Amy:  I do. But I don’t sleep on it anymore.

 

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Discussion

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The final Toy Story movie just came out and Marni and Amy are interested in seeing it. In the movie, the boy who owns all the toys goes away to college and leaves most of his playthings behind. It sounds like a sad or sentimental story.

Hearing about the movie made Marni wonder what became of some of her old toys. Both she and Amy still have their favorite childhood toys, but they don’t know what heppened to most of them.

What was your favorite toy when you were little?
Do you have any of your old childhood toys?

 

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manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

My favourite toy was a football ball but I don’t have it anymore. What I still have is the memory of it so when I see a football ball I can’t do without to play a little with it

06:42 AM Jul 23 2014 |

TIDING

TIDING

Algeria


I thought it was more deep than the first two and definitely had some tear-jerker worthy moments in it, including scary ones (what was up with that monkey!?)

What I also thought was sad was the fact that those toys won’t stay in Andy’s family. My first thought in the beginning of the was movie was that they’d accidentally get donated, make their way back to Andy’s attic and eventually become Andy’s kids toys (a new setting for a Toy Story 4!)

06:17 PM Jul 22 2014 |

Tyson22

Saudi Arabia

Hello

06:33 PM Dec 29 2013 |

salwa28

Yemen

niterstang

06:30 PM Dec 05 2012 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s funny movie it’s one of them my favorite cartoonCool

09:41 AM Sep 17 2012 |

samrata

Syrian Arab Republic

yes , I have a doll now.

I took her with me to all countries I go to..

It reminds me of sweet memories.

06:39 AM Oct 27 2010 |

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samrata

Syrian Arab Republic


06:38 AM Oct 27 2010 |

janetbba

Algeria

i am so excited to see it .it nearly happens to me the same story i lost my  first bear toy that dad bought it to me from france it wes my favorite toy

11:54 AM Oct 17 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I don't like collecting toys, I don't really like it though seriously I have one on my bed lol, it's a dirty white dogie named Edward. It supposed to be Jacob coz it's a dog, but I really want to sleep with Edward Cullen and hug him every night LMAO! Anyway, I haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet. I think it's already out from the cenima here, I feel like I was left alone but anyway I will just wait for its DVD to come out.

03:41 PM Aug 16 2010 |

Michelle.he

China

this movie  is interesting and at last all the toys are get together,it's funny.

09:50 AM Aug 16 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

I played a lot of toys, but I don't have a favorite one. I mean, I always move on from a one to another. And I think it's kind of strange to keep old toys. It's even more strange to talk to toys. They are just objects, they are not alive. So, it's very easy for me to move on.

01:24 PM Aug 15 2010 |

nour_2

nour_2

Syrian Arab Republic

i love this movie

 

12:14 AM Aug 15 2010 |

Darwing

Darwing

Colombia

I was working in a cinema, and I saw it almost 7 or more times in 3D and 35mm, It is a nice movie, It worth to see and enjoy the feelings it show

04:01 AM Aug 14 2010 |

sailentv

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I watched this carton and i love it … it is not like another 2 last version . it's perfect

05:03 PM Aug 13 2010 |

kyfamy

Hong Kong

i never ever had a toy b4

01:06 PM Aug 13 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Humm I had little toys when I was young…Some toys were a toy train,a remote control car kind lamborghini,this one were my favorite :)

I particularly love toys till today and now I have a PS3 hihihi

08:10 PM Aug 12 2010 |

EVA_1021

EVA_1021

China

most of my old toys were broken, damaged or missing…, i was once a"violent" girl~!LOL

 

02:37 PM Aug 12 2010 |

saeedrezvi

saeedrezvi

Pakistan

Its time for some change, dear, the same old conversation seems … think about some new styles Ebaby!!

09:43 AM Aug 12 2010 |

julianrockeromillonario

Argentina

I saw toy story 1 and 2 when i was a child…now i’m 16 and too older for see a movie like this hahahaha…... altought maybe i see the movie some day…maybe i’ll buy it…..

12:24 AM Aug 12 2010 |

alnoha

alnoha

Saudi Arabia

thanksssssssssssssss

11:23 PM Aug 11 2010 |

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