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Vocabulary Quiz
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subtitles • transcript • genre • forward
  1. We are really looking to our winter vacation.
  2. I think a lot of the English in this movie are incorrect.
  3. What name would you like to by in class?
  4. The court must be written with exactly the words that are spoken.
  5. Are these books organized by or author?
  6. We are learning house in class right now.
  7. For tomorrow's homework I want you to complete the exercise on page 98.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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496 English Movie Trailers
Andy talks about his web site for ESL students.

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Vocabulary notes (text only) explain key vocabulary and phrases from the interview.

go by

Do you go by Andrew or is Andy okay?

What you 'go by' is the name that most people call you. Notice the following:

  1. He has gone by many different names during his professional career.
  2. My parents named me Theodore, but I have always gone by Theo.

cloze exercise or vocabulary word

You can do a cloze exercise or read a script or click on vocabulary words.

'Cloze exercise' is another name for a practice where you must fill in the gaps in sentences. A 'vocabulary word' is a new word that you are assigned to understand and remember. Notice the following:

  1. Cloze exercises are a great way to test comprehension.
  2. These are the vocabulary words that will be on tomorrow's exam.

subtitles or transcripts

So, do you have the transcripts or subtitles in English?

'Subtitles' are words that appear at the bottom of a screen in a movie. These can be set to the original language of the show or movie or to your native language. A 'transcript' is the entire dialog of something written out. This can be for the purpose of recording information or to make it easier to review.  Notice the following:

  1. The court needs a transcript of the telephone conversation.
  2. Are there subtitles in French?

genres

The trailers have various genres, too, like computer animation, love stories, or action.

A 'genre' of movies or books is the topic or the type or classification. Some examples of genres are: action, romance or thriller. Notice the following:

  1. He listens to all genres of music except heavy metal.
  2. True crime is her favorite book genre.

looking forward

I'm looking forward to have a look at it myself.

You 'look forward' to something that you are excited about that will happen in the future. Notice the following:

  1. When you get older, you stop looking forward to your birthday.
  2. I am really looking forward to having a long weekend.