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3D Movie 'Avatar' to Change Hollywood

A top movie director has made a movie that will change Hollywood forever. His name is James Cameron. He directed another huge movie called ‘Titanic’ in 1997. His new film is called ‘Avatar’. It’s in 3D and everyone is talking about it. Movie theatres have released a 16-minute preview of the film. Movie-goers in America say the film looks great. One person who saw it, Ryan Gillon, said: "I was pretty impressed, especially technologically." Everyone is looking forward to the release of the full version in December.

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‘Avatar’ looks like being one of the most important movies ever. James Cameron spent over 15 years making it. This film might be the one to make 3D a big hit. There were a few 3D films in the 1980s, but they weren’t so popular. We will still need to wear 3D glasses to see Avatar. Hopefully, one day, there will be technology that means we don’t need these. I can’t wait for 4-D movies to come. They would be amazing. You feel and experience the things in the movie. And 5D would be the best, but I can’t imagine what it would be like.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

A top

a.

called ‘Titanic’

2

another huge movie

b.

preview of the film

3.

It’s in

c.

to the release

4.

a 16-minute

d.

impressed

5.

I was pretty

e.

movie director

6.

Everyone is looking forward

f.

3D

 

Paragraph 2

1.

one of the most important

a.

so popular

2

the one to make 3D

b.

would be like

3.

they weren’t

c.

wait

4.

I can’t

d.

movies ever

5.

experience the things

e.

a big hit

6.

I can’t imagine what it

f.

in the movie


LISTENING GAP FILL

A top movie director has made a movie _________________ Hollywood forever. His name is James Cameron. He directed _________________ called ‘Titanic’ in 1997. His new film is called ‘Avatar’. It’s in 3D and everyone is _________________. Movie theatres have released a 16-minute preview of the film. Movie-goers in America say _________________. One person who saw it, Ryan Gillon, said: "I _________________, especially technologically." Everyone is looking forward to the release _________________ in December.

‘Avatar’ looks like _________________ most important movies ever. James Cameron spent over 15 years making it. This film _________________ make 3D a big hit. There were a few 3D films in the 1980s, but they _________________. We will still _________________ glasses to see Avatar. Hopefully, one day, there will be technology _________________ don’t need these. I can’t wait for 4D movies to come. They would be amazing. You feel and experience the things in the movie. And 5D would be the best, but I _________________ it would be like.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

A (1) ____ movie director has made a movie that will change Hollywood forever. His name is James Cameron. He directed another (2) ____ movie called ‘Titanic’ in 1997. His new film is called ‘Avatar’. It’s (3) ____ 3D and everyone is talking about it. Movie theatres have released a 16-minute preview of the film. Movie-goers in America say the film (4) ____ great. One person who saw it, Ryan Gillon, said: "I was pretty impressed, especially technologically." Everyone is (5) ____ forward to the release of the full version in December.

‘Avatar’ looks like (6) ____ one of the most important movies ever. James Cameron spent over 15 years making it. This film might be the one to make 3D a big hit. There were a (7) ____ 3D films in the 1980s, but they weren’t so popular. We will still need to wear 3D glasses to see Avatar. (8) ____, one day, there will be technology that means we don’t need these. I can’t wait for 4D movies (9) ____ come. They would be (10) ____. You feel and experience the things in the movie. And 5D would be the best, but I can’t imagine what it would be like.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

topic

(b)

top

(c)

topping

2.

(a)

huge

(b)

hug

(c)

hugely

3.

(a)

of

(b)

in

(c)

by

4.

(a)

looking

(b)

look

(c)

looks

5.

(a)

looking

(b)

look

(c)

looks

6.

(a)

being

(b)

be

(c)

been

7.

(a)

couple

(b)

few

(c)

various

8.

(a)

Hoping

(b)

Hopes

(c)

Hopefully

9.

(a)

at

(b)

for

(c)

to

10.

(a)

amazed

(b)

amazing

(c)

amazement


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

A top movie rtcdeiro

2.

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3.

a 16-minute ievpwer

4.

the film looks rgtae

5.

I was ettyrp impressed

6.

the full vsrnoei

 

Paragraph 2

7.

the most nmipatotr movies

8.

Cameron ptesn over 15 years

9.

weren’t so ruoplpa

10.

there will be tyhegcloon

11.

They would be zinaagm

12.

I can’t iaingme


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

is talking about it. Movie theatres have released a 16-minute preview of the film. Movie-goers in America

(    )

1980s, but they weren’t so popular. We will still need to wear 3D glasses to see Avatar. Hopefully, one

(    )

impressed, especially technologically." Everyone is looking forward to the release of the full version in December.

(    )

years making it. This film might be the one to make 3D a big hit. There were a few 3D films in the

(    )

say the film looks great. One person who saw it, Ryan Gillon, said: "I was pretty

(    )

directed another huge movie called ‘Titanic’ in 1997. His new film is called ‘Avatar’. It’s in 3D and everyone

(    )

‘Avatar’ looks like being one of the most important movies ever. James Cameron spent over 15

(    )

day, there will be technology that means we don’t need these. I can’t wait for 4-D movies to come. They would be

1  )

A top movie director has made a movie that will change Hollywood forever. His name is James Cameron. He

(    )

amazing. You feel and experience the things in the movie. And 5D would be the best, but I can’t imagine what it would be like.


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

that     movie     A     forever     Hollywood     change     will.    

2.

He     called     directed     another     ‘Titanic’     huge     movie.    

3.

is     it     in     everyone     about     It’s     and     talking     3D.    

4.

a    released    have    Theatres    film    the   of    preview    16-minute

5.

looking     is     Everyone     release     the     to     forward.    

6.

Cameron     it     making     years     15     over     spent.    

7.

There     few     in     a     films     1980s     were     3D     the.    

8.

need     to     We     wear     will     3D     still     glasses.    

9.

come     I     can’t     wait     for     4D     movies     to.    

10.

it     I     would     can’t     be     imagine     like     what.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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WRITING

Write about movies for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about the movie ‘Avatar’. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about movies. Include imaginary interviews with actors and movie fans. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to James Cameron. Ask him three questions about his movie ‘Avatar’. Give him three of your opinions on movies. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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