2. Films

Finish the questions.

1. (Present Simple)  My parents prefer classic comedies from the ’80s, because they don’t like special effects.

What kind
What

2. (Present Continuous) Leo is in Hollywood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie.

Where

3. (Past Simple) Joe’s friends saw a couple of award-winning films at the Odeon last weekend.

How many

4. (Past Continuous) Stacey was chatting up the projectionist just before the projector suddenly broke.

When

5. (Present Perfect) Alice has downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month.

Who

6. (Modal Verbs) You must rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD – it’s cool!

Why

7. (Future Forms) Daisy and her boyfriend are going to watch a romantic comedy at the cinema on Valentine’s Day.

Where

8. (First Conditional) If you buy the DVD boxset, you’ll get the soundtrack on CD absolutely free.

What

Answers

1. (Present Simple)

  • My parents prefer classic comedies from the ’80s, because they don’t like special effects.
  • What kind of films do your parents prefer?* / Classic comedies from the ’80s.
  • Do your parents prefer classic comedies from the ’80s? / Yes, they do.
  • Do your parents prefer political thrillers from the ’70s? / No, they don’t. My parents
    don’t prefer political thrillers from the ’70s.
  • * Alternative: What kind of comedies do your parents prefer? / Classic comedies from the ’80s. / etc.

2. (Present Continuous)

  • Leo is in Hollywood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie.
  • Where is Leo writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie? / In Hollywood.
  • Is Leo in Hollywood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie? / Yes, he is.
  • Is Leo in Cricklewood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie? / No, he isn’t.
  • Leo isn’t in Cricklewood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie.

3. (Past Simple)

  • Joe’s friends saw a couple of award-winning films at the Odeon last weekend.
  • How many awardwinning films did Joe’s friends see at the Odeon last weekend? / A couple.
  • Did Joe’s friends see a couple of awardwinning films at the Odeon last weekend? / Yes, they did.
  • Did Joe’s friends see three award-winning films at the Odeon last weekend? / No, they didn’t.
  • Joe’s friends didn’t see three award-winning films at the Odeon last weekend.

4. (Past Continuous)

  • Stacey was chatting up the projectionist just before the projector suddenly broke.
  • When was Stacey chatting up the projectionist? / Just before the projector suddenly broke.
  • Was Stacey chatting up the projectionist just before the projector suddenly broke? / Yes, she was. 
  • Was Stacey chatting up the projectionist just after the projector suddenly broke? / No, she wasn’t.
  • Stacey wasn’t chatting up the projectionist just after the projector suddenly broke.

5. (Present Perfect)

  • Alice has downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month.
  • Who has downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month? / Alice has.
  • Has Alice downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month? / Yes, she has.
  • Has Alice’s sister downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month? / No, she hasn’t.
  • Alice’s sister hasn’t downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month.

6. (Modal Verbs)

  • You must rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD – it’s cool!
  • Why must I rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD? / Because it’s cool.
  • Must I rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD because it’s cool? / Yes, you must.
  • Must I rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD because it’s cheap? / No, you mustn’t.
  • You mustn’t rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD because it’s cheap.

7. (Future Forms)

  • Daisy and her boyfriend are going to watch a romantic comedy at the cinema on Valentine’s Day.
  • Where are Daisy and her boyfriend going to watch a romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day? / At the cinema.
  • Are Daisy and her boyfriend going to watch a romantic comedy at the cinema on Valentine’s Day? / Yes, they are.
  • Are Daisy and her boyfriend going to watch a romantic comedy at Daisy’s house on Valentine’s Day? / No, they aren’t.
  • Daisy and her boyfriend aren’t going to watch a romantic comedy at Daisy’s house on Valentine’s Day.

8. (First Conditional)

  • If you buy the DVD boxset, you’ll get the soundtrack on CD absolutely free.
  • What will I get absolutely free, if I buy the DVD boxset? / The soundtrack on CD.
  • Will I get the soundtrack on CD absolutely free, if I buy the DVD boxset? / Yes, you will. 
  • Will I get some cinema tickets absolutely free, if I buy the DVD boxset? / No, you won’t.
  • You won’t get some cinema tickets absolutely free, if you buy the DVD boxset.

 

Sentence Stress and Vowel Sounds

Task 1: Underline the stressed syllable in each content word, shown in black.

  1. My parents prefer classic comedies from the ’80s, because they don’t like special effects.
  2. Leo is in Hollywood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie.
  3. Joe’s friends saw a couple of award-winning films at the Odeon last weekend.
  4. Stacey was chatting up the projectionist just before the projector suddenly broke.
  5. Alice has downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month.
  6. You must rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD – it’s cool!*
  7. Daisy and her boyfriend are going to watch a romantic comedy at the cinema on Valentine’s Day.
  8. If you buy the DVD boxset, you’ll get the soundtrack on CD absolutely free.

*Intonation: although auxiliary verbs are usually unstressed, the word “must” is stressed in this sentence to give
added emphasis to the recommendation. 

Answer:

  1. My parents prefer classic comedies from the eighties, because they don’t like special effects.
  2. Leo is in Hollywood writing the screenplay for a low-budget horror movie.
  3. Joe’s friends saw a couple of award-winning films at the Odeon last weekend.
  4. Stacey was chatting up the projectionist just before the projector suddenly broke.
  5. Alice has downloaded fifteen films from the internet this month.
  6. You must rent the latest Johnny Depp DVD – it’s cool!*
  7. Daisy and her boyfriend are going to watch a romantic comedy at the cinema on Valentine’s Day.
  8. If you buy the DVD boxset, you’ll get the soundtrack on CD absolutely free.

 Task 2:

Sentence Stress and Vowel Sounds