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  • Star Wars – The English Listening Exercise

    I can’t even believe I’ve waited this long to create a Star Wars – The Force Awakens listening exercise. The movie will begin showing on December 18 in the United States.

    Star Wars and E.T. are the earliest movies I remember from my childhood. I especially remember liking The Empire Strikes Back. When I got older and watched them again, I honestly didn’t find them to be such great movies, and I haven’t been impressed with any of the new ones so far. But, I have to admit, the trailers for The Force Awakens look really good. I’ll probably go see it in the theatres once the crowds thin out. Which could be February, the way things are going.

    Anyhow, we’ve got both of the trailers for the new film below, each followed by a few listening questions. Answer the questions in comments, and we’ll respond.

    Answer the questions below in comment and we’ll respond.

    1. What role do you think the female character in at the beginning will play?
    2. Nothing will ___ in our ___.
    3. What does the above phrasal verb mean?
    4. What phrasal verb is used the the last sentence? What does it mean?
    5. From watching this trailer, write a few sentences describing what the movie will be about.

    1. What do you learn in the opening scene, before there is any speaking? You’ll only know the answer if you’ve seen Star Wars before.
    2. What else about the movie do you learn from this trailer?
    3. What do you think Han Solo is referring to at the end when he says “We’re home.”
    4. What does Chewbacca say at the end? Just kidding, we don’t teach Shyriiwook. 😉

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