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Upper intermediate: B2

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I have completed the lesson for 'Film Review'. The level I chose was Upper Intermediate B2.

x-men : Dark Phoenix
simply it was fantastic.i love comics books and their cinematic world.x-men has always been one of my favorites,and dark phoenix had even more.seeing again x-men heroes together,like professor x,magneto,mystique and of course jean was wonderful.jean is the main character and is acted by sophie turner ,she was really into her role, and i think she was the best choice.

also cgi was new and greatly performed.the pace was good and events where well designed so that u dont get bored.the story is attractive too and ends properly.

Lost in translation

I don't remember the last time I watched a movie which had made me feel as If I were watching certain type of life tour of someone, and the pace is the reason why, it was superb, special, and most importantly,different, but still real when changing the series of the common ups and downs to focus on the psychology of the characters, enough to not be felt as something atypic.

The plot deals with the concept of non-belonging, that is represented in a grim portrait of tokyo (the place where the story is held) that hides underneath those colorful buildings, now, regardring the visual section, the movie doesn't address any special effect, and that is the arty of most of the independent films.

Needless to say, , indeed, it is worth it when it comes to be a way of improving your listening skills when watching it. Give it a try.

What was the last film you watched? What did you think of it?

The last film I watched was "Dumbo" and it was a very nice film! I like it because it made me to remember my childhood life, for watching it's cartoon version movie. Of course, cartoon movie and real 3D animated has some differences on perspectives, but the main theme of the story is the same. It was about a magical baby elephant with big ears, born in circus environment, and that could fly, which is exceeding all the people and animals' expectations about that baby elephant. A lot of people and fellow elephants mocked that baby's big ears, but those big ears were meant to fly.

Anyway, that film had my all favorite actors and actress. Such as Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny Devito and Eva Green.

I want to make a review about a fantastic film from Hollywood I watched last sunday. The film's name is Parabellum and is a sequel of John Wick. Overall, I recommend this film for 16+ ages because there is so many special effects with blood scenes throughout the film. I assure you will not waste 2 hours when watching it. Also, it's a good idea that you should watch 2 first films in its series before this one, If you like to understand deeper. John Wick is a kind of film you hardly resist watching.
Let's go further to the film's content. Its plot is about things happening around an underworld of gangs in New York where John Wick, a famous killer, tries to escape from a $14 million contract for his head. I'd rather talk about contexts, characters and stories rather than the special effects of blood boxing scenes, fast pace acting and martial art levels. I really like 2 things: Rules and high class conversations. First, about the rules along the film you can feel everyone has to follow rules strictly with any price they have to pay even their lives; you are going to die if you break the rules. In addition, if you watch the second film of this John Wick's series, you will hear a short conversation between the Continental hotel's owner and John about the rules: "without rules, we are like animals". Second, I'd like to talk about the high class conversations. From the start of the series to this film, you can learn a lot of proper formal conversations between the Continental hotel's manager and the others. Besides, you also able to see them when John speak to a tailor in Italy, or when the girl from high table talk with a Japanese chef. Watching the film and trying to note the way the characters follow the rules and act conversations, you will love it as I do.

Dear Qtn03,

I also loved all the John Wick Chapters 1,2,3!! :) and may be 4 will come later to against The High Table :)

The last film I have watched is The Flying Scotsman, the film is the story of Grane Obree, who was a two times Track Cycling world champion on and broke the hour rercord twice. However, his life was not easy at all, Grane had to solve a mind illness after he went to the ground trying to break the time of Chris Boradman in the UK Championship.

I had a problem with the task 1!

Every time when i was going to select a description to organize the activity, the answered one disappeared all the time and i finished answering just with one answer in each point.

but in task 2 i didn't have any problem at all.
Can anyone explain me what was the problem?

Hello Andres,

When you select a second item you need to click on the box itself rather than on an item inside the box. If you click on the box (which should change to a darker colour when you select an item) then you will add your item. If you click on an existing item then you will swap it out.

 

Peter

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I watched "chernobyl" from HBO last week. It is incredible film in 5 parts about awful explosion in nuclear reactor that took a place in Sovet Union in 1986. Whole continent could damage because of this accident, but real people made everything and gave everything, even their lives, that manage this problem. No special effects, but great actors and great plot that was create on real story, that made this movie (series) so fearing and exciting. Chernobyl is worth watching.

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