Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk! Talking about movies is a great way to practice informal English. In this episode, we will go over some basic questions and expressions that we can use when talking about movies. Press play and enjoy this lesson by Scott, teacher from Fluency Academy!

The Dialogue:

A: Hey Mark! Did you go to the movies last night?
B: Yes, I went with my girlfriend.
A: Cool! How was it?
B: It was great!
A: Oh yeah? How was the movie?
B: It was really good. I wasn’t bored for one minute!
A: That’s nice! What was the movie about?
B: It was an action movie! Really good!

Expand your Vocabulary:

Questions with “did”
“Did” is the helping verb used to talk about a series of events that already happened in the past. To ask about something in the past, we simply start our sentence with “did” following the person and action we want to know about. Look at some examples:

Did you exercise yesterday?
Did you have a nice weekend?
Did she work last night?

To go to the movies
In the United States, “movie” is commonly known as a film that you watch at a theater or at home on your TV, laptop, or tablet. The place where movies are shown is known as “the movies” or “the movie theater”. So if you’re going to the place (the cinema) you can say you’re “going to the movies”. Here are some examples:

Let’s go to the movies tonight!
I go to the movies every year on my birthday.
Did you invite her to go to the movies with us?

This word means feeling tired and unhappy because something is not interesting or because you have nothing to do. Check out some examples:

Come on, play with me, I’m so bored!
I’m always bored with movies that have little action.
Don’t you get bored when you’re alone?

Now you have all the vocabulary, questions and answers to help you get through a conversation about movies! Remember that you can listen to it as many times as you want and that the more you practice, the more confident you will feel. See you next time!