From Wallace and Gromit to Ewan McGregor, Britain's cinema is great. Richard visits the London Film Museum and finds out about the facilities for making film in the UK.

Task 1

Which of these things do you see in the London Film Museum?

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Task 2

Watch the video again, and select the best answer.

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Task 3

Can you make sentences from the video using these words?

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Task 4

Can you complete these sentences with the right words? Use of with which, whose or whom.

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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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I love watching movies. I have a very busy routine, so I can't always watch a movie, but I try to do it at least once a week. My favourite movie of all time is The Sound of Music. I love Musicals in General, but this one brings me so much joy and happiness. I also like Mary Poppins a lot.

I love movies, but I'm terrible at remembering names so I can't really think of many british actors and directors. I know Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Emma Watson (and the rest of the Harry Potter cast), Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hugh Grant... and I think that's it.

I absolutely LOVE Anne Hathaway, I think she's very talented. I think Maggie Smith and Julie Andrews are amazing too.

Hello again!
One more question please:
Approximately at 1:40 Johnatan says "A lot of our friends, who we've accumulated over the years...".
Is the word "who" appropriate here? Why not "whom"?

Hello Yshc,

The form whom is much less common in modern English than it used to be and is slowly disappearing. Grammatically, whom is possible in this sentence but it would be quite unusual in normal speech.

Who is preferred in almost all contexts nowadays. The only sentences in which whom is required and who cannot be used is when the word follows a preposition, so we always say to whom, for whom and so on.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, team!
Could you explain this discrepency;
In the transcript we have: "we have over half of the collection is from his own private archive."
In exercise 3, question 2 we have nearly the same, but without "of".

Is it a mistake? Or maybe both options are possible - "half of the collection" and "half the collection"?

Hello Yshc,

The of here is optional and there is no difference in meaning between half the collection and half of the collection. In the recording of is used.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Many of my favourite British films stars is nearly from Harry Potter. Especially, Emma Waston is one of my biggest idol, she is intelligent, lovely, kind and so on.

I often watch the movies when i felt bored. It's my best way to kill time. My favourite films are sherlock holmes and james bond. Very greatful when i watched it.

Hi everyone..
☆ How often do you watch movies?
☆ How many Brithis film stars and directors can you think of?
☆ Which are your favourite?
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I'm not a huge fan of movies. I wouldn't like to stay along in front of TV.
I'd just like to watch movies if I have a good mood. I'd choose action movie. However, It doesn't mean I love violence.
I didn't know where the film stars who I watched from? So, I can't tell you that.
I don't care where they come from.
But if you asked me about my favourite film star, Definitely, I'd say "Jose Mourinho".

I sometimes watch movies.I'd prefer to watch series to movies.They are prone to be more escapist than movies, though.My favourite movies are Godfather and Forest Gump.When it comes to movies I stick to old ones.As the saying goes oldies but goldies!
I can think of Liam Neeson, Daniel Craig, Jude Law, Ian McKellen, Jason Statham, Emma Watson, Natalie Dormer, Emilia Clarke so on when it comes to British film starts.
I dare say that my favourites are Liam Neeson and Jason Statham.

in the task 4 what is the rule for choosing one of (whom, whose, which and of ) for the given sentences? thank you

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