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Think about the following questions:
- What are some of your favourite films?
- What sort of films do you think these players like?
Watch the video and find out!
Films – Passive voice
When we speak about films in English, we often use the passive voice. In this activity, you have to rearrange the sentences about a famous film. Do you know what film the sentences are about?
What kind of films do you like?
Mikel Arteta: Anything. Action, now kids movies, I love them because I have to watch them with my kids, so I'm getting to like them as well. But if you ask me, probably my favourite film would be 'Gladiator'.
Youssouf Mulumbu: I like action, action films with guns and explosions so that's the kind film I watch.
Romelu Lukaku: I like action films, yeah, action films with rappers in it, yeah. Friday, with Ice Cube, Boys in the Hood, what did I watch? Training Day with Denzel Washington. Classic!
Who is your favourite actor?
Jonas Olsson: Actor? I don't know, I like ... Sean Penn I like, Di Caprio I think he ... the movies he's in are normally good. I watch quite a lot of movies, but yeah, I would say Sean Penn is my favourite actor.
Youssouf Mulumbu: Favourite actor? Denzel Washington.
Mikel Arteta: Favourite actor? Denzel Washington.
Romelu Lukaku: Favourite actor? I like a lot ... I watch a lot of comedy as well. Kevin Hart was very funny, Dave Chappelle. Kevin Hart; Seriously Funny is very funny. Laugh at my Pain is much funnier. Er Denzel Washington, Training Days and Remember the Titans. Ice Cube who played in Friday, Next Friday and the Friday after Next ... Ha!
Do you watch a lot of films from your home country?
Youssouf Mulumbu: Yeah, all my films is in French.
Jonas Olsson: Yeah, yeah I do. It's erm it's ... Movies ... There was a ... The latest movies that I watched from Sweden was ... it was a documentary. It was very well-received, it's called 'Searching for Sugarman', it's about a folk singer in America, which was really good, but it was from a Swedish director. And, yes, there's lots of nice documentaries and movies coming out of Sweden. Bergmann obviously being the big director ... Ingmar Bergman.
Romelu Lukaku: Yes, yes I do. I watch a lot of movies from my home country.
Mikel Arteta: Yes, as well and some TV movies as well, and some TV movies.
Do you watch films at home?
Jonas Olsson: Not so much at home. I've got a little daughter, who takes most of my time, when I'm home. She normally watches Peppa Pig and stuff like that. Movies, normally I watch when we're travelling to games and in hotel rooms before the games and times like that.
Mikel Arteta: Many, yeah, at night time when we put the kids in bed. It's a good time to relax and watch a movies. And I go to the movies as well, I go to the cinema.
How often do you go to the cinema?
Mikel Arteta: I got to the cinema every two or three weeks as well.
Youssouf Mulumbu: Twice a week.
Romelu Lukaku: Once every three weeks.