Films: Hamlet (1990)


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Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character.

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If you are thinking that watching this movie requires more than a basic level of proficiency, you are absolutely right!

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Films: Boyhood (2014)


I watched Boyhood like  a  month ago and today I decided  to plan something around  this  movie   and after watching the trailer and listening  to the soundtrack  , I must admit  that  it is  one  of my  favorite  films from  2014 . The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of a young boy and his older sister to adulthood and that’s probably what I am  most impressed about.

Favorite quotes

Mom

I was someone’s daughter, then I was somebody’s f*****g mother!

Mason

Speak English! Shut up. Mom! She’s speaking that stupid language again!

Samantha

I was speaking perfectly clear English, Mother. You know, he’s a little slow in the head. He did officially flunk first grade.

Mom

Because I really enjoy making poor life decisions, keeping us on the brink of poverty. I mean, I’ve spent the first half of my life acquiring all this crap and now I’m gonna spend the second half of my life getting rid of all this stuff

Dad and Mason

Mason: So what’s the point?

Dad: Of what?

Mason: I don’t know, any of this. Everything.

Dad: Everything? What’s the point? I mean, I sure as s**t don’t know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We’re all just winging it, you know? The good news is you’re feeling stuff. And you’ve got to hold on to that.

Do you know know  what these sentences or words fully mean?

  1. I don’t wanna hear another peep out of here for an hour:   to hear the smallest word from someone
  2. Tommy sits thumbing through a catalog:  to glance through (the pages of a book, leaflet, etc.) quickly.
  3. paint any little smudge or mark or anything: a dirty mark or smear.
  4. Sit your butt down : Basically Sit down
  5. What time should I have these rascals back? : a cheeky or naughty person, especially a child
  6. I know you wanted me to drop them off at your mom’s:  Drive somebody to  somewhere
  7. The children scramble to find a suitable spot for eavesdropping :  to listen to someone’s private conversation without them knowing
  8. What you been up to? : What have you been doing lately?
  9. don’t make me late: Don’t make me arrive late
  10. I really enjoy making poor life decisions, keeping us on the brink of poverty: The edge or border of a steep, dangerous place.

You can check the script yourself here

Hero by Family of the Year

I have heard this song a hundred times , have a listen and try to hear for the missing words

Let me go
I don’t wanna be your ____________
I don’t wanna be your _____________ man
I just wanna _______________ with everyone else

Your masquerade
I don’t wanna be a part of your ________________
Everyone deserves a ___________________ to
Walk with everyone else

While holding down
A ___________ to keep my girl around
And maybe buy me some new strings
And her a night out on the ________________

And we can_______________ things
Secrets from our American ______________
Baby needs some protection
But I’m a kid like ____________________ else

So let me go
I don’t wanna be your ______________
I don’t wanna be your______________ man
I just wanna fight like everyone else

Oooooohh…

So let me go
I don’t wanna be your ______________________
I don’t wanna be your ___________man
I just wanna ____________ with everyone else

Your masquerade
I don’t wanna be a part of your ________________
Everyone deserves a _______________ to
Walk with everyone else

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Teaching with Films : Drive (Grammar Exercise)


Drive

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor

Choose the right tense to complete the  sentences

1.      Can I ________________to you?

a)      Talk

b)      Talked

c)      Talking

d)     Talks

2.      You and Benicio was the best thing that ever _______________ to me.

a)      Happen

b)      Happened

c)      Happening

d)     Happens

 3.      Irene : You mean all those car chases and stuff? Isn’t that dangerous? Driver:  It’s just part-time. Most days I _________________ in a  garage.

a)      work

b)      works

c)      working

d)     worked

4.      Hey, do you want to___________ something?

a)      see

b)      saw

c)      seeing

d)     seen

6.      I was_____________ to call the cops

a)      go

b)      went

c)      gone

d)     going

7.      Driver: I’ll __________ you in five minutes.

a)      see

b)      saw

c)      seeing

d)     seen

7.      Did Shannon ever ___________you how we ____________?

a)      told- met

b)      tell- meet

c)      told- meet

d)     tell-met

8.      I think you’re _____________________ to have to put that on hold

a)      go

b)      went

c)      gone

d)     going

9.      This kid is special. I’ve ___________working with him for a while

a)      be

b)      was

c)      were

d)     been

10.  Did they ______________________ the chop sticks?

a)      remember

b)      remembered

c)      remembering

d)     reminded