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Describe a Movie You Watched Recently and Would Like to Watch Again
You should say:
– What type of movie it was?
– What it was about?
– Where you watched it?
– And explain why you would like to watch it again
Sample answer 1
The movie that I recently watched is Madagascar. I watched it with my classmates during the summer. Though it is kind of old, it’s so classic that the movie app still pushed it on the front page. I can still recall clearly all the fun we had that night in my classmate’s home.
I guess you must have watched or at least heard of the movie. It’s an animation comedy, and the story is about four animals, a lion, a giraffe, a zebra, and a hippo who escaped from the zoo in New York and started an exciting adventure in the tropical forest in Madagascar.
Living in the zoo for their whole life, they found everything outside their home intriguing and sometimes scary. Their breathtaking journey to the island, the funny penguins acting like spies as their company and the way they surprisingly resolved the crises during their trip are the highlight of the movie.
And the reason why I want to review the movie is mainly because of the roles, who are extremely hilarious. They all have different personalities like humans, but the way they talk and movie is so exaggerated and dramatic that I would laugh out loud every 5 minutes. I could still remember the whole room bursting into laughter so many times when watching it.
Actually, I watched it more than once, but the jokes in the lines never fail to have me rolling in the aisles again and again. Though several new episodes were released after the first one, Madagascar 1 always leaves the deepest impression on me. Not only did this movie bring laughter to me and my classmates, but also it reminds me of the wonderful time we had together.
Sample answer 2
Introduce the topic to your listener:
The film I wanna talk about is A beautiful Mind. It’s a biographical drama film based on the life of the American mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics.
What it was about?
The movie is about a math genius who struggles with mental disorder for decades. At some point in life, He stops taking medication and eventually manages to deal with his erratic symptoms with the full support and care from his wife.
Where you watched it?
My decision to watch this masterwork came a bit too late. It was released in 2001, but I didn’t see it until last week in my dorm room. I told my tutor I’d watch movies for two consecutive days after submitting my paper and he recommended this film to me.
Why you like it?
I think people love this movie for similar reasons. The plot holds the audience spellbound with its unexpected twists and the spectacular performance of the leading actors, especially Russell Crowe. He brings the character to life by avoiding sensationalism and building with small behavioral details. He shows a man who descends into madness and then, unexpectedly, regains the ability to function in the academic world.
And explain why you would like to watch it again?
The movie was well received by critics and won several academy awards a year later. After watching the movie, I did more research on John Nash and found that for many years he was a recluse, wandering around the campus, talking to no one drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes all by himself. It’s just amazing that he managed to defeat the demon trapped inside himself after living with it for such a long time. I’ll definitely watch it again soon.
|A biographical film or biopic is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people
|mathematician (n) /ˌmæθ.məˈtɪʃ.ən/
|someone who studies, teaches, or is an expert in mathematics
|Laureate (n) /ˈlɒr.i.ət/
|a person who has been given a very high honour because of their ability in a subject of study.
|a Nobel laureate
|genius (n) /ˈdʒiː.ni.əs/
|very great and rare natural ability or skill, especially in a particular area such as science or art, or a person who has this.
|Einstein was a (mathematical) genius.
|mental disorder (n)
|an illness of the mind or body.
|The family have a history of mental disorder.
|medication (n) /ˌmed.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
|a medicine, or a set of medicines or drugs, used to improve a particular condition or illness.
|He is currently on/taking medication for his heart.
|erratic (adj) /ɪˈræt̬·ɪk/
|changing suddenly and unexpectedly.
|masterwork (n) /mɑːstəʳwɜːʳk/
|something made or done with great skill, esp. an artist’s greatest work
|consecutive (adj) /kənˈsek.jə.tɪv/
|following one after another without an interruption.
|We’ve had five consecutive days of rain.
|spellbound (adj) /ˈspel.baʊnd/
|having your attention completely held by something, so that you cannot think about anything else.
|He held his audience spellbound.
|unexpected twists (n)
|a change in the way in which something happens.
|There’s an unexpected twist in/to the plot towards the end of the film.
|A leading actor, leading actress, or simply lead (/ˈliːd/), plays the role of the protagonist of a film, television show or play
|sensationalism (n) /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/
|the act by newspapers, television, etc. of presenting information in a way that is shocking or exciting.
|The newspaper has been accused of sensationalism in its coverage of the murders.
|descends into /dɪˈsend/
|to go or come down.
|The path descended steeply into the valley.
|regain (v) /rɪˈɡeɪn/
|to take or get possession of something again.
|She made an effort to regain her self-control.
Sample answer 3
I am going to talk about the movie I recently watched on Tencent video streaming application, which is called “500 days of summer” , and I love that movie with my heart and soul. If you’ ve ever seen this one, then you might be able to tell from my bangs that I get this style from the lead female character. I watched it alone at home last month and I have been obsessed with it since then.
Actually, I’ve already rewatched it for like 3 times, coz I feel it’s really a nice one to help you release emotions. It’s a bit of an unconventional romantic comedy that follow Tom, a hopeless romantic who’s been looking for the girl of his dreams his entire life, and Summer who believes that love is like Santa Claus and it doesn’t really exist. And the movie represents 500 days of their relationship. There are ups and downs, fights and break up.
The reason why it is one of my favorite films, other than the fact the Joseph is in it, is that this movie is really meaningful. When I first watched it, I really took it at face value, so I thought “oh summer is really bad for breaking Tom’s heart and poor Tom, he has to go chase after her ” . I was so rooting for hopeless Tom because he was a guy who wanted to get his dream girl and this thing was the happy ending that I had been taught in my entire life.
After watching this, I started to realize that it might not be okay to expect too much from somebody, and we can’t project this ultra romantic ideal of someone perfect onto someone who is, to be frank, not and can’t be perfect. So, it really blows my mind and gives me a new perspective on not just romantic relationship but also other interpersonal relationships. Thus, I chose this one for today’s topic.
1. Where do people normally watch movies?
They’ve got a number of choices. If they feel like going out, a movie theater is a good option as long as the movie you wanna watch is still out in the cinema. While if they prefer to stay at home or the films are not shown in the cinema, then they can watch it at home.
2. What are the differences between watching movies at home and in a cinema?
The best place to see a film must be in the cinema, coz it can offer people immerse experiences. But sometimes people might feel that some movies are not worth the ticket price, then they can go to the online streaming services. With the internet, I am sure you can find whatever sources you want.
3. Are actors or actresses important to movies? Why?
Well, a successful movie needs to have a good story which makes audience involved in it, and also good actors who can use their excellent performance to bring the character and the story in life. So, without good actors or actresses, a movie can’ t be complete.
4. Why are there fewer people going to the cinema to watch movies nowadays?
I guess the biggest reason is due to the pandemic situation. In recent three years, quarantine policy can be really strict which restricts people’ s activities. The closing of the cinema happens a lot.
Also, I think fewer people going to cinema is because that there are fewer and fewer good films released in the cinema. People are wiser now and they don’t want to pay for movies not worth watching.
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Vocabulary: Cambridge Dictionary
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