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  • English Listening Exercise: Christmas Movies for Practicing your English.

    In the spirit of the holidays, we have a couple listening exercises using Christmas movies. If you have some down time over the holidays and you are not relaxing on the beach somewhere, try watching some Christmas movies in English. Here are two of my favorites:

    A Christmas Story:

    1. You’re full of _____ and so is your old man.

    2. Are you ______? Stick my tongue to that stupid pole?

    3. I triple ____ ____ you.

    4. What does it mean to ‘dare’ someone?

    5. Well __ __ smart ass and do it. (phrasal verb)

    6. ___ back! ____ back!!

    7. The bell ______.

    And here is one of our favorite scenes from Elf:

    1. Wow! ____ ____?

    2. This is the North Pole. No, ___ ___.

    3.  ____ work your favorite. Work is your new favorite.

    4. What time is Santa coming?

    Thanks to all our students for a great year. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We look forward to teaching you in 2014!

    • Yuri Manzhos

      1..things..(but i don’t understand)
      2… getting?
      3..dog dare.. (again i don’t understand
      4 to get some to do smth.
      5 ..go on..
      6. come back!
      7 The bell rang (Why he didn’t use present perfect?)
      Elf
      1.What’s this?
      2. it is not
      3 Make…
      4.10 a.m. tomorrow

      • LOIEnglish

        Yuri thanks for answering.

        Question #1: ‘beans’ You’re full of beans. It means you don’t know what you are talking about.
        Question #2: kidding, it is similar to joking.

        I’m not sure I understand your confusion on Question #7. We use past simple for when something happened in the past. “The bell rang.” We use present perfect to connect the past and the present. In this clip there isn’t a reason to connect the past to the present. Let me know if you have any confusion over this.

    • LOIEnglish

      Question #1: full of ‘beans’ this means You do not know what you’re talking about.
      Thanks for answering! A quick note about your writing above, be sure to always put your subject first: Everybody HAVE a great holiday and a happy new year.

    • Ana Carolina Dyminski

      1. beans
      2. kidding
      3. dog dare
      4.Dare someone means to challenge someone
      5.come on
      6. come, come
      7. rang
      1. what’s this
      2.It is not
      3. make
      4. tomorrow morning, 10 am

    • Yuri Manzhos

      Just change 2014 to 2015