ENGLISH 7: UNIT 8: FILMS: READING

UNIT 8: FILMS

I.Read the passage, and then answer the questions.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Captain Jack Sparrow is a pirate. He has a ship called the Black Pearl. One day, he goes to Jamaica, where he sees a beautiful woman, Elizabeth. Then Jack meets Will, who loves Elizabeth too. Jack, Will and Elizabeth look for pirate treasure. The treasure is on the island Isla de Muerta. They must fight the pirate Captain Barbarossa, who has the treasure. Captain Jack wins and they all go back to Jamaica. There, Elizabeth tells Will that she loves him.

  1. Is Captain Jack Sparrow a pirate? What is the name of his ship?

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2.Who loves Elizabeth?

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3.Who has the treasure?

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4.Who wins the treasure?

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5.Who does Elizabeth love?

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II.Read the film review, and then answer the questions.

A Kid in King Arthur’s Court is directed by Michael Gottlieb. The main character in the film is a teenager called Calvin Fuller. Calvin is played by Thomas Ian Nicholas. This film is a modern retelling of Mark Twain’s classic book Connecticut Yankee.

Calvin lives in California, USA. He is a very shy boy and he is not very good at sports. At the beginning of the film, Calvin is playing baseball when there is a terrible earthquake. A hole opens in the ground and Calvin falls through it. He lands in the past, in the time of King Arthur.

Calvin meets King Arthur and Merlin, the wizard. King Arthur is played by Joss Ackland and Merlin is played by Ron Moody. They think that Calvin is amazing because he plays them modern music on his CD player and he shows them how to make rollerblades and a mountain bike. Calvin is trained to be a knight and he becomes more confident. Calvin helps King Arthur to beat his enemy, Lord Belasco, and then Merlin sends Calvin back to the future. Calvin finds himself back in the baseball game, but this time he wins the game.

The special effects in A Kid in King Arthur’s Court are very good. Michael Gottlieb is a great director and the actors’ performances are good. The film is funny and exciting. It’s a comedy, a drama, and an action film all in one.

1.What type is the film “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court”?

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2.Who is the main character? By whom is it played?

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3.Who is the director of the film? Is he a good director?

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4.What is Calvin doing when the earthquake happens?

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5.How can he land in the time of King Arthur?

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6.Why do King Arthur and Merlin think that Calvin is amazing?

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7.Who is Calvin trained to become?

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8.What does Calvin do to help King Arthur?

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9.How can Calvin come back to the present time?

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10.How are the special effects in the film?

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11.How are the actor’s performances?

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12.What does the writer think about the film?

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3.Read the passage, and then answer the questions.

My favourite actors

I like a lot of different actors, but my real favourites are Daniel Craig and Halle Berry.

Daniel Craig is British and he’s a really talented actor. He’s been in a lot of different kinds of films including action adventure, science fiction, and romantic drama, but he always gives an excellent performance. He was brilliant in Tomb Raider as Alex West, but my favourite film is Casino Royale. I think Daniel Craig is a fantastic James Bond.

Halle Berry is American. She was a model, but then decided to become an actress. I like her because she’s beautiful. She’s a good actress and I think she has a great sense of humour. I’m not keen on some of her films, such as Catwoman, but her other films are excellent. My favourite is X-Men which is a science fiction film. She plays the main character Storm, who has the ability to change the weather.

Daniel Craig and Halle Berry are both entertaining and talented actors. I love watching their films.

Nick, London, UK.

 

  1. What are Nick’s favourte actors?

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2.Where does Daniel Craig come from?

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3.What kinds of films has he played?

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4.What is his role in Tomb Raider?

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5.What Daniel Craig’s film does Nick like best? Why?

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6.Where does Halle Berry come from?

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7.What was her job before she became an actress?

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8.Why does Nick like Haller Berry?

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9.What Halle Berry’s film does Nick like best?

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10.What is her role in that film?

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IV.Read the following passage then decide if the statements are true or false.

Mickey Mouse was not Walt Disney’s first successful cartoon creation, but it is certainly his most famous one. It is on a cross – country trip from New York to California in 1927 that Disney first drew the mouse with the big ears and no one is quite sure why he dressed the mouse in the shorts with two buttons and gave him the yellow shoes. By the 1930s, Mickey’s image had circled the globe and Walt Disney was a superstar at the height of his career.

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1. Mickey Mouse was certainly Walt Disney’s most famous cartoon.
2. Walt Disney first drew the mouse on a trip from New York to California in 1927.
3. Walt Disney drew the mouse with the big mouth.
4. The mouse wore the shorts with two buttons and red shoes.
5. Mickey Mouse was a superstar and circled the world by the 1930s.

V.Read the passage and circle A, B or C to complete the sentences.

To accomplish a three-dimensional or 3D effect in a movie, two steps are necessary. First, the movie needs to be shot in a special way. Then, the movie needs to be viewed in a special way.

To shoot a 3D movie, it is necessary to use two cameras at the same time. This is different from a regular movie, which is shot with only one camera. The two cameras are placed next to each other. The placement of the cameras imitates how two eyes see one scene from a different perspective. The same picture is shot by each of the cameras at the same time, but each of the cameras films the scene from a different angle because of the position of the cameras.

When you go to the cinema to view a 3D, you must wear special glasses to get the three-dimensional effect. Your left eye sees the film shot with the left camera, and your right eye sees the film shot with the right camera. If you try to watch the movie without the special glasses, it will seem like you have double vision.

1.To shoot a 3D movie, it is necessary………………………two cameras at the same time.

A. use B. using C. to use

2.Shooting a 3D movie is different from a regular movie, ……………………is shot with only one camera.

A. when B. which C. what

3.For a 3D movie, the same picture is shot by each of the cameras at the same time, but each of the cameras……………………..the scene from a different angle.

A.film B. films C. to film

4.When you go to the cinema to view a 3D, you must wear special glasses ……………………the three-dimensional effect.

A.get B. gets C. to get

5.If you try to watch the 3D movie…………………..the special glasses, it will seem like you have double vision.

A.with B. by             C. without

 

 VI.Read the text and then choose the best answer A, B, C or D.

Geoffrey Hampden has a lot of friends and is very popular at parties. Everybody admired him for his fine sense of humour, except his six year old daughter, Jenny.

Recently, one of Geoffrey’s closest friends asked him to make a speech at a weeding reception. This is the sort of thing that Geoffrey loves. He prepared the speech carefully and went to the weeding with Jenny. He included a large number of funny stories in the speech and, of course, it was a great success. As soon as he finished, Jenny told him she wanted to go home. Geoffrey was a little disappointed by this but he did as his daughter asked. On the way home, he asked Jenny if she enjoyed the speech. To his surprise, she said she didn’t. Geoffrey asked her why this was so and she told him that she did not like to see so many people laughing at him!

1.Why is Geoffrey very popular at parties?

A.because he has a fine sense of humour.

B.Because he can make a good speech.

C.Because he has a lot of friends.

D.Because he is admired by everybody.

2.What was he invited to do one day?

A.To go to a wedding

B.To make jokes at a party

C.To make a speech at a wedding reception

D.To prepare a speech

3.What is Geoffrey interested in?

A.Going to weddings

B.Making speeches at his friends’ weddings.

C.Making jokes

D.Teasing his friends.

4.How did Geoffrey feel when his daughter asked him to take her home after his speech?

A.Annoyed B. Bored C. Terrified                 D. Disappointed

5.What did Geoffrey’s daughter really dislike?

A.Her father’s speech

B.The way her father made jokes.

C.The wedding.

D.Seeing people laughing at her father.

 

 VII.Choose the correct word A, B, or C for each gap to complete the following passage.

Modern cinema audiences expect to see plenty of thrilling scenes in action films. These scenes, which are (1)……………………as stunts, are usually (2)………………….by stuntmen who are specially trained to do dangerous things safely. (3)………………………can crash a car, but if you’re shooting a film, you have to be extremely (4)……………………., sometimes stopping (5)……………………in front of the camera and film crew. At an early (6)……………….. in the production, an expert stuntman is (7)……………………in to work out the action scenes and form a team. He is the only person who can go (8)……………………..the wishes of the director (9)……………….he will usually only do this in the (10)…………………….of safety.

  1. A. remarked B. known C. referred                               D. named

2.A. performed           B. given                       C. made                                   D. displayed

  1. A. Everyone B. Someone C. Anyone                               D. No one
  2. A. detailed B. plain C. straight                               D. precise
  3. A. right B. exact C. direct                                  D. strict
  4. A. period B. minute C. part                                     D. stage
  5. A. led B. taken C. drawn                                 D. called
  6. A. over B. against C. through                               D. across
  7. A. despite B. so C. although                             D. otherwise
  8. A. interests B. needs C. purposes                             D. regards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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