Lesson 24: Movies

I love Hindi movies. I wish I could watch one every week.
But I can’t, because of many reasons.

Firstly, movie tickets are very expensive.

Secondly, my father thinks that movies are a waste of time and money.

My teacher says I need to use my spare time reading English books, so that I
can improve my English.

Most importantly, my mother says I should be helping my father in my free time.
So, I don’t argue with my mother, father or teacher.

Instead, I talk with my friends about the latest movies.
I also wait for the popular ones to be shown on TV.
I will wait patiently for Angrezi Medium to be shown on TV.
I have told my father that it got excellent reviews. I like to watch all Irrfan Khan’s movies.
Many of my friends don’t have a TV at home.
My father has given me permission to invite them to come watch Angrezi Medium on our TV!

A) Vocabulary: Make sentences with the following words. Your sentences
must show that you know the meaning of the words.
Expensive – costing too much money
Spare – free or extra (time)
Improve – to make better
Popular – liked by most people
Review – critical evaluation
Permission – to allow something

B) Discussion:
1. Cinema, films, and pictures – these are some other names for ‘movies.’
2. Can you name your favourite movie? Please talk about it in a few lines.
3. What did you like about it? Please use full sentences when you give your reasons.
4. Who is your favourite actor/actress? Please describe him/her in a few sentences.
Give your reasons for liking him or her.
5. Do you know that there are different kinds or styles of movies? Some of the styles of movies are: comedy, thriller, drama, and mystery. Can you describe each one?
6. Can you describe what work the following people do in a movie? a) director b) producer c) editor d) casting director

C) Why are films called ‘movies?’
‘Movies’ is a shortened form of “moving pictures”.

Revised July 2020

Audio courtesy Tara Kriplani: