Kinds of movies:
comedy– funny movies
drama– serious movies
romance– movies about love (also romantic movie)
comedy-drama– funny movies about love
horror– scary movies
documentary– story of something that really happened
mystery– a secret, something you don’t know. In movies we have to wait to see the ending to know how something happened
action and adventure– movies with a lot of action, for example fighting or
western– movies about cowboys
musical– movies with singing and dancing
to be into– (slang) to really like or enjoy
came out– started or began (this phrasal verb has other meanings, too)
Harry: Hey, Elizabeth, how would you like to go see a movie tonight?
Elizabeth: Sounds great! What would you like to see?
Harry: I don’t know… how about that new horror movie at the Arlington Theater?
Elizabeth: Oh, I heard about that. It sounds a little scary to me. I’m more into romantic movies. Or maybe a romantic comedy.
Harry: No way! I hate that kind of stuff!
Elizabeth: Really? Well then, what kinds of movies do you like?
Harry: I guess I’m really into action and adventure type of movies.
Elizabeth: Oh yeah, well I guess they are okay, as long as they aren’t too bloody. I also heard about this great new musical that just came out. What do you think about that?
Harry: Musical? I don’t know. That doesn’t sound too exciting. Is there anything we can agree on?
Elizabeth: It doesn’t seem like it. Oh, I remember another movie that came out last week. It’s a mystery and it had a little romance and some action, too. I heard it’s pretty exciting because nobody can guess who the killer is and it has a surprise ending. What do you think about that one?
Harry: I guess that doesn’t sound too bad. What time does it start?
Check Your UnderstandingTrue or False. Click the arrow below to check your answers.
1. Elizabeth really hates action and adventure movies.
2. Harry likes movies about love.
3. A horror movie is scary.
4. Elizabeth likes musicals.
5. Action and adventure movies make Harry feel scared.
6. A new mystery movie came out yesterday.
7. Harry and Elizabeth both like mysteries.
Answers 1-F, 2-F, 3-T, 4-T, 5-F, 6-F, 7-T