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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Date: Aug 06 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Grammar: Used to Do vs Be Used to


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If you grew up in the 1980s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are not new to you. It was a popular comic book back then, and then a cartoon, telling the story of four teenage turtles who fought the bad guys living in New York City. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were so popular that several live action movies were made at that time as well.

Turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello star in the 2014 movie, in which they have to fight the evil Shredder and save New York City from a terrible future. Actress Megan Fox plays a TV reporter who works with the turtles to save the city. The many versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show just how popular this group of characters must be!

Do you think that Gary and Brian want to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie? Find out in today’s English lesson about a classic TV show.


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Gary:  Hey, Brian.

Brian:  Yeah.

Gary:  T.M.N.T.

Brian:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Gary:  Oh, yeah.

Brian:  Dude. The new live action one?

Gary:  Are you a fan?

Brian:  I am a fan of the classic stuff.

Gary:  The classic stuff? There are a couple of different versions of the classic stuff.

Brian:  I like the comics, the original Eastman comics. But I loved the cartoon as a kid.

Gary:  So, I used to deliver newspapers when I was a kid.

Brian:  Yeah?

Gary:  And one morning I came inside, turned on the television, and there it was. Michelangelo, Leonardo, and the whole crew fighting Shredder on TV. And every single Sunday from that day, I would watch T.M.N.T.

Brian:  Yeah, it’s great. I loved those. I’m not so sure about this new movie. They have noses and lips, which I think is weird.

Gary:  But I do like the fact that they’re being created scientifically, versus “an accidental spill of nuclear waste.”

Brian:  Yes. I will probably see it. I will say the trailer made me laugh, and made me want to see it more than when I wanted to before I saw the trailer.

Gary:  So, did you see the 80s one?

Brian:  Oh, yeah.

Gary:  All right.

Brian:  I loved the 80s one.

Gary:  That’s so good.

Brian:  Yeah.

Gary:  I may go see it. I’ll let you know how it is.

Brian:  Sounds good.


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Gary is excited to talk with Brian about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. He started watching the cartoon when he was a kid, so he’s interested to see how it’s been made into a live action film.

Brian isn’t sure that he wants to see it, though. He likes the classic TV show so much that he might not be able to enjoy a movie that has turtles in it that look so different. For example, the new turtles have lips and noses, which just doesn’t seem right to him. However, it seems like he’s curious, and he wants to hear from Gary about what it’s like.

Are you going to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie? Did you watch the cartoon when you were growing up? What do you like about the turtles?



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I mixed the words “cartoon” and “tycoon” earlier. All the movies are usually sponsored by tycoons, while cartoons are usually made without any special help. I’m using another essay helper to improve my grammar and vocabulary in English.

09:10 AM Feb 15 2017 |

mohammed ammar


i was surprised when my friend told me ” There is a new movie for T.M.N.T”

but it was very disappointing to know Shredder will show up as the bad guy , i hoped to see new and unusual bad people

12:08 AM Aug 10 2014 |




I stiil remind them when i was kid. I come back from school and I watch them.

I like their fighings.

09:55 PM Aug 06 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love tmnt!i always wanted to be Leonardo.even now!

07:09 PM Aug 06 2014 |




I was very little but i still remember it on tv everyday with that turtles song

05:12 PM Aug 06 2014 |




I watched the trailer of this movie.I have never seen the first two series,i doubt if i can understand this one smoothly.Whatever,I like one sentence of the trailer “The heroes are not born ,they are created.

07:18 AM Aug 06 2014 |




I played one of the games of T.M.N.T when i was a kid. They were just so popular during my childhood. I don’t know which version it was. And the fact is that the cartoon of T.M.N.T was played again and again,so many many times on TV,as I remember…

So classic, so amazing!  Looking forward its comming…:))

03:04 AM Aug 06 2014 |

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