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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Learn English in this 'Avengers' movie ESL lesson

Date: May 01 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Black Widow, and Hawkeye. What more do you need to know? The Avengers are back in another superhero movie that will surely be even better than the first one.

This time, when Tony Stark (Iron Man) tries to start a program for peace, everything goes wrong. It’s up to the Avengers to save the world again. But now they have to fight Ultron, a robot who wants to kill all humans. Who do you think will win this time?

Brian is excited to see “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and wants Kellie to go with him. Find out who will buy the popcorn in today’s English lesson about a new superhero movie.

Dialog

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Brian

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Kellie

Kellie

Brian:  Kellie, I’m really excited about the new “Avengers” movie.

Kellie:  Oh, you are? Yeah, that’s one of those new superhero movies. Is that right?

Brian:  Yes, it is a Marvel superhero movie. I’m kind of a superfan.

Kellie:  Oh really, Marvel? I guess people who are into that genre really know a lot about it. But I’m afraid I don’t know anything about superhero movies.

Brian:  Oh, they’re so good. It’s not just an action movie. It’s really about the characters and that’s what’s fun. And the characters happen to have ridiculous super powers. I’ve been a fan since it happened, and now that they’re all connected, I’m really in it for the long haul.

Kellie:  So, is this based on a comic book?

Brian:  Yeah, the Avengers is an old Marvel comic. And it actually brought together a lot of the other comic book characters, like Captain America and Thor. They all have their own comics and their own movies. But this is a big deal because they’re all going to be in one movie together.

Kellie:  I understand. Maybe I’ll check it out this time.

Brian:  Great. I’ll buy the popcorn.

Kellie:  Okay. Sounds good.

 

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Discussion

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Brian is excited to see the new “Avengers” movie. He is a superfan and has liked the Avengers since the comic book first came out. Brian thinks this superhero movie isn’t just an action movie, because it’s more about the characters. He likes that a lot of superheroes, like Captain America and Thor, will all be in one movie together.

Kellie doesn’t know very much about superhero movies. She knows that “Avengers” is based on a comic book, but that is about it. She learns a little bit more about the movie and agrees to go see it with Brian.

Do you like superhero movies? What is your favorite genre?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

LOve this show.

05:16 PM May 06 2015 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

Of course this movie is great because of graphic effects. But, in my opinion, also it is so excited with Robert’s Downey charisma. Movies where he’s starring in are great and mighty curiously. In a couple days I’m gonna go to check it out too.

07:37 PM May 03 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Yesterday they showed Avengers on TV. I was going to do sth else and couldn’t, just kept watching, I was really having a blast! Very cool and you sort of feel like you’re a super hero too. I liked that moment when Captain America was givinnig orders to cops and the one of them, “Why the hell I should follow your orders” and all of sudden bad guys attacked and captain America beat all of them up. Right after that the cop followed.:) Very cool movie with many hillarious moments as well. I totally liked it and at the end of the movie lost control and started doing some push ups to help the super heros to fight the evil :))) Yeap, I’m in it for the long haul, you can count on me, guys! ;)

01:12 PM May 03 2015 |

WalaaDab

WalaaDab

Jordan

I don’t know very much about superhero movies, like Kellie.


But I saw the Hulk movie, the person who with the green body, it was good and I like to see it again



02:21 PM May 02 2015 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

I have read in the Seattle  Times a positive review  of this  movie. 

10:30 AM May 02 2015 |

etterci

Brazil

Oh, no! I don’t like this genre of movies! I prefer drama, romantic, historical and  alternative movies. 

01:56 AM May 02 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

S&W, thank you. That’s really nice of you. I also like yours. I actually like anything related to nature beauty.

05:15 PM May 01 2015 |

2 people like this

S&W

S&W

China

@ La Princesse de la vie hey did i told you that i love your avator with shiny smile.

04:56 PM May 01 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

I’m not into superhero movies,the only series i had seen was batman and i almostly forgot what this movie about.Superhero was an old movie theme,as the dark force comes to earth,we need a hero with superpower

11:33 AM May 01 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I’m not much into superhero movies. Spider man was the only superhero movie series I’ve seen. I even watched the Amazing Spider man. I was so psyched about the movie and the adventures in it. 


I also watched Thor, but I’ve not seen the second movie of it yet, I think I’m not excited enough for it.


A week ago, I came by chance on Iron Man- I think it was third movie- and it was so witty and funny, but also not thrilled enough to see it more.


I think this genre is not my cup of tea, but I like the premise E,baby has made about the Avengers: Age of Ultron, I think I may check it out. Brian, I’m down for it, count me for the popcorn xD


11:03 AM May 01 2015 |

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