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The Walk
The Walk

Learn English meaning of 'The Walk'

Date: Oct 09 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Hobbies, Pop Culture

Grammar: Simple Past Tense


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What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done? Have you jumped out of an airplane? Or gone to Spain and ran with the bulls? Or maybe you are not a daredevil. Either way, you have probably never done what the main character in “The Walk” does.

“The Walk” is a new movie about the man, Philippe Petit, who walked across a cable between the towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Do you think he did it to prove a point, or just for the thrill? Watch the movie and find out!

Jessica and Romeo are talking about people who do dangerous things. Find out which one of them has rock climbed in today’s English lesson about a new movie.


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Jessica:  I just saw the trailer for the movie “The Walk.”

Romeo:  I love that trailer!

Jessica:  It looks so good. Did you know it’s based on a true story?

Romeo:  No way.

Jessica:  Yes!

Romeo:  You’re kidding me.

Jessica:  No, I’m serious. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the man who spread the cable and walked across the Twin Towers.

Romeo:  A French guy.

Jessica:  Yes.

Romeo:  He played that off well.

Jessica:  Yes. His accent was really, really great.

Romeo:  That was Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

Jessica:  Yes. I can’t imagine doing anything like that. I’m not really a daredevil, and that would terrify me. I guess I also have a fear of heights, so I could never do anything like that.

Romeo:  Oh, really? Wow, that’s good to know.

Jessica:  Have you ever done anything like that?

Romeo:  I’ve rock climbed.

Jessica:  There you go. I could do that. But I wonder if this guy was just doing it for the thrill, or if he wanted to prove a point. Why do you think he would do something like that?

Romeo:  He said for him, it’s life.

Jessica:  Oh. Interesting.


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Jessica just watched the trailer for the new movie, “The Walk.” She is really excited to see it, and thinks that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a very good French accent. However, Jessica would never want to do anything as dangerous as what happens in the film. She isn’t much of a daredevil.

Romeo, however, understands why people want to do such crazy things. He has rock-climbed before, and says that for some people, life is all about doing dangerous things. He is surprised that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has such a good French accent.

Will you see this movie? Are you a daredevil?



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United States

I love walking but I will not do Titet walking.

01:09 PM Oct 13 2015 |

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South Korea

I am not a daredevil, and I even have a scare of heights, so I could never do anything like the guy who acrossed twin building through only a wire. I am not a big fan of this kind of movie mut would like to see the trailer to see what it looks like. 

02:25 PM Oct 10 2015 |

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I didn’t see that trailer or even heard about it, there are a lot of people in this world have that power and energy to do a dangerous things.

I am not a daredevil I don’t  a strong person to risk my life, but I like this kind of movies.

12:05 PM Oct 10 2015 |




Well,i didn’t see the trailer of the movie,but after this it sounds very interesting and thriling i’d like to watch it!

I don’t know exactly if i’m not a dare devil,but there are some things that i think i can do them,evern they seem to be terrifying,but it woud be so fun and unforgivable,like jumping out of a plane!

08:24 AM Oct 10 2015 |


Russian Federation

I definetly would like to see this movie.

Firstly, the plot sounds really exciting. I love that sort of films, when you just can’t take your eyes off a screen. Although, I’m not a daredevill at all. I don’t like to risk, when it isn’t necessary.

Secondly, Robert Zemeckis is one of my favourite directors. Most part of his films I can watch millions times and still want to watch it again. 

So for me this movie worth for watching :)

11:30 AM Oct 09 2015 |


South Korea

01:32 AM Oct 09 2015 |

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