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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Learn English meaning of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Date: Nov 18 2016

Themes: Hobbies, News, Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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The first movie in the Harry Potter franchise was in 2001. It told the story of a young boy who went to school to be a wizard. Thousands of people quickly became obsessed with Harry Potter and his friends. People read all the books, watched all the movies, and even dressed up like wizards. The last movie in this supernatural franchise was in 2011.

When the franchise ended, fans could only rewatch old movies… until now. On November 18, 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in theaters. This is a new movie about a new wizard. Many Harry Potter fans are thrilled! Other people say that a new movie is too much. They’re over it, and they think the franchise is beating a dead horse.

Dominique isn’t thrilled about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Listen to this English lesson to find out why Jordin wants her to give it a chance.

Dialog

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Jordin

Jordin

Dominique

Dominique

Jordin:  So, Dominique, have you heard about the new movie in the Harry Potter franchise... Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

Dominique:  There’s a new movie?

Jordin:  Yeah!

Dominique:  No.

Jordin:  No? I’m super excited about it! You don’t sound very thrilled. Do you not like Harry Potter?

Dominique:  I’m kind of over it. I mean, back when I was in middle school, I was all about Harry Potter, but now I’m just like, mmm, no.

Jordin:  Well, I’ve always been obsessed with it, and I cannot wait for this new movie. It might seem like they’re beating a dead horse, but I think everyone should give it a chance.

Dominique:  You seem obsessed. Like, it’s dead. Let it die.

Jordin:  I think this whole mythical, supernatural theme has been doing really well, and I think that this movie could be a good thing for the franchise.

Dominique:  Or we can rewatch the old ones. I mean, they’re still amazing.

Jordin:  Well, I think we could do both, but I think it could be a pretty good movie.

Dominique:  I can’t wait. Just kidding. I can.

 

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Discussion

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A long, long time ago, Dominique was all about Harry Potter. Now, she’s over it. She doesn’t even know that a new wizard movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is in theaters. She will rewatch the movies in the old Harry Potter franchise with Jordin, but Dominique is not obsessed with the new movie.

Who is obsessed? Jordin. She’s thrilled! She wants everyone, even Dominique, to give it a chance. There have been many popular movies with a supernatural theme, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them could be the next big movie. Maybe, there are already too many good movies about wizards, but Jordin definitely wants to see this new movie.

Which franchise are you obsessed with? How many times can you rewatch it?

 

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Ministrelia

Russian Federation

I obsessed with The Hungry Games. In myopinion, this franchise is incredible. I can rewatch it hundred of times


By the way, i saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yesterday. This film is wonderful. Everyone should watch!

08:29 PM Nov 20 2016 |

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Algeria

ooh i’m obsessed with harry potter franchise <3 when i get bored i rewatch it ,i adore it


08:26 PM Nov 20 2016 |

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