Tag Archive: entertainment – intermediate

Art is a blast! The aesthetics of destruction

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©Cornelia Parker via BBC News Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Can everyone be an artist? Why or why not? What kinds of art are popular in your country? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. railroad /REYL-rohd/ [noun] – the metal tracks on which trains run New railroads are under construction in our city. piece /pees/ [noun] – something that has been created by an artist, musician, or writer His instrumental piece is unique! I’m sure people will love it. twisted /TWIS-tid/ [adjective] – bent so that the original shape is changed or destroyed You can use…
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Black birdwatcher to host his own National Geographic show

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What hobbies do you find meaningful? Do you want to be a public figure? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. extraordinary /ik-STRAWR-dn-er-ee/ [adjective] – beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established The stunt he did was extraordinary.  network /NET-wurk/ [noun] – a company that provides programs to a group of television or radio stations, or this company and the group considered together The Discovery Channel is a TV network that is all about science and technology. viewer /VYOO-er/ [a person who watches something, especially television] –…
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The Spider-Man movie that brought life to comic books

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©Alamy via BBC Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is your all-time favorite movie? Please tell me more about it. Which do you prefer, watching movies or reading comic books? Why? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. sequel /SEE-kwuhl/ [noun] – a book, film, or play that continues the story of a previous book, etc. Peter has started on the sequel of his novel. prompt /prompt/ [verb] – to make something happen His suspicious answer prompted another question from the police. interchangeable /in-ter-CHEYN-juh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to be exchanged with each other without making any difference…
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New films to watch in April 2022

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you prefer to watch films at home or in a theater? Why? What is your least favorite film genre? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. right /rahyt/ [noun] – the fact that a person or animal can expect to be treated in a fair, morally acceptable, or legal way, or to have the things that are necessary for life The new town mayor promises to protect everyone’s right to education. comedian /kuh-MEE-dee-uhn/ [noun] – a person whose job is to make people laugh by telling jokes and funny stories or…
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Children’s book helps readers to “find their own voice”

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©MATT MOSUR PHOTOGRAPHY via BBC News Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are some famous children’s books in your country? Please tell me a bit more about them. What kinds of stories do you enjoy? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. plot /plot/ [noun] – the story of a book, film, play, etc. I’ll purchase this book. The plot seems interesting. struggle /STRUHG-uhl/ [verb] – to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something I’ve been struggling to fix this computer. Could you lend me a hand? primary school /PRAHY-muh-ree skool/…
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Justin Bieber’s Timbiebs donuts boost Tim Hortons sales

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Who is your favorite celebrity? What do you like about him/her? What is your go-to snack? Please tell me more about it. Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. influence /IN-floo-uhns/ [noun] – the power to have an effect on people or things, or a person or thing that is able to do this Studio Ghibli had a huge influence on Laura’s life. upgrade /uhp-GREYD/ [verb] – to improve the quality or usefulness of something, or change it for something newer or of a better standard They need to upgrade the hotel…
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Klay Thompson returns with Golden State Warriors from a 31-month injury

Klay Thompson returns with Golden State Warriors from a 31-month injury

©D. Ross Cameron/USA Today Sports Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What sport/s do you play? What NBA team/s do you know? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. victory /VIK-tuh-ree/ [noun] – an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc. or the fact that you have won His party won a landslide victory in the elections. injury /IN-juh-ree/ [noun] – physical harm or damage to someone’s body caused by an accident or an attack He needs surgery to cure his back injury. recovery /ri-KUHV-uh-ree/ [noun] – the process of becoming well again after an…
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Squid Game’s O Yeong-su bags South Korea’s first Golden Globe

Squid Game's O Yeong-su bags South Korea's first Golden Globe award

©Noh Juhan / Netflix Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is the best movie you have ever seen? Please share something about it. Which actor would you like to meet in person? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. puzzling /PUHZ-ling/ [adjective] – difficult to explain or understand His letter poses a number of puzzling questions. reveal /ri-VEEL/ [verb] – to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret She refused to reveal the identity of his client. mastermind /MAS-ter-mahynd/ [noun] – someone who plans a difficult activity, often a crime, in…
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BTS becomes first foreign group in history to dominate Japan’s Oricon albums chart

BTS is first foreign group to dominate in Japan's Oricon albums chart

©Bighit Entertainment via Twitter (@bts_bighit) Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you know about K-pop? Which K-pop stars do you know or have you heard of? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. land /land/ [verb] – to bring into or cause to arrive in a particular place, position, or condition He deserves the promotion. His hard work landed him in that position. stream /streem/ [verb] – to send or receive sound or video directly over the internet as a continuous flow Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been streamed over 1…
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Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, BTS, and more to give signed memorabilia for charity auction

Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, BTS, and more to give signed memorabilia for charity auction

©Frederic Brown/AFP Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What charitable organizations do you know? Who are some best-selling music artists in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. offer up /AW-fer-uhp/ [phrasal verb] – to provide something that is intended to impress, please, or satisfy someone I vowed to offer up my life for our country. charity /CHAR-i-tee/ [noun] – the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need I will donate my old clothes to the charity. found /found/ [verb] – to bring something into existence The medical institution…
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