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What are your favourite English books, films, or songs?

What are your favourite English books, films, or songs?

We asked football fans in Brazil a series of questions about Brazilian football and culture and English. In this video, the fans talk about their favourite books, films and music. Who talks about books? Who talks about music? And who talks about films?

Watch the video and complete the activities in the learn section at the bottom of the page.

Tapescript

First watch the video, then, if the video is too difficult, try reading the tapescript to help your understanding.

Emanuela: Erm.. I really like the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It's really nice because it's very funny.

Joao Pedro: I like lots of books in English. Mostly like Star Wars.. some of these classics.. 007.

Patricia: I love Oscar Wilde, I really do. And I was obsessed with Monty Python for a while.

Mateus: ........, The Hobbit and The Hunger Games.

Victor: The good rock came from UK. From Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple to The Smiths, U2, you know, they are fantastic..you know, you have a very nice music.

Karina: Erm.. I listen a lot to The Beatles, I really like the lyrics and I like their songs.

Walerie: I like The Beatles and err Radiohead.

Genebra: I'm a really fan of Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Fernando: British music in general, I'd like to say I learnt English by lying in a hammock listening to Pink Floyd.

Emanuela: I think the British rock is really nice, and I mean like Scottish and other places not just London, as people think.

Caio: I like to listen rock, some R&B.

Peter: My favourite film, I would say is.....

Walerie: The Clockwork Orange. I like this film very much.

Peter: Well, there's so many I don't think I can count on one actually.

Walerie: I like Wes Anderson movies.

Emanuela: I really like British comedies. I think they have a really good sense of humour.

 

What did you understand?

 
Activity 1: In this activity, learn some vocabulary that was used by the fans. Match the vocabulary to the definitions. When you finish the activity, watch the video again and listen to the fans using the vocabulary. Try to use these words in your own sentences.
Useful vocabulary

Activity 2: Some of the fans spoke about music, some of them spoke about films, some of them spoke about books, and some of them spoke about all three! Try this activity and see if you can match the fans to what they were speaking about. Watch the video again, if you're not sure :)
Match the fan to the topic.


Activity 3: This activity tests your memory. Can you remember what the different fans said about why they like English? Use the words to complete the fans' quotes. Watch the video again, if you can't remember :)
Can you find the words to complete what the fans said?

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Over to you: What is your favourite book, film and music in English?

What's your favourite book, film or band?
Do you read, watch or listen to your favourites in English? Why/Why not?
What book, film or band would you recommend from your country?
 
Leave your message in the comments below :)

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Richard J's picture
Richard J
18/02/2021
EC
2598
points

The book I would recommend to read from my Country is "Cumandá" written by Juan León Mera I don't know if this book has been translated to English but it is a good story.


Richard J's picture
Richard J
18/02/2021 17:58
Ecuador
Liverpool
2598

The book I would recommend to read from my Country is "Cumandá" written by Juan León Mera I don't know if this book has been translated to English but it is a good story.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
18/05/2020
TR
5862
points

My favourite book is the Autobiography of Sir Alex Ferguson
My favourite film is Kingsman "The Secret Service"
My favourite band is Green Day and Three Days Grace


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mobeckham
18/05/2020 13:04
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

My favourite book is the Autobiography of Sir Alex Ferguson
My favourite film is Kingsman "The Secret Service"
My favourite band is Green Day and Three Days Grace

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i do.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:27
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i do.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Really i do not have a specific book that i prefer.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:26
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Really i do not have a specific book that i prefer.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015
ME
3557
points

All people should have a humanistic education and to speak several foreign languages. So, try to read as much as possible and what's most important thing, do not limit yourself to just one area. Try to find out new things every day. Also, surround yourself with smart people, that's how you'll get the best out of you.


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aragorn1986
22/11/2015 15:43
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

All people should have a humanistic education and to speak several foreign languages. So, try to read as much as possible and what's most important thing, do not limit yourself to just one area. Try to find out new things every day. Also, surround yourself with smart people, that's how you'll get the best out of you.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I prefer films than reading books. Yes i watch films to improve my English


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 08:56
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I prefer films than reading books. Yes i watch films to improve my English

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Decameron, Last of the Mohicans, Pink Floyd. Of course I read and listen in English.


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aragorn1986
05/11/2015 18:56
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Decameron, Last of the Mohicans, Pink Floyd. Of course I read and listen in English.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015
BR
1315
points

My favourite book Capitães de Areia, Jorge Amado, Film Titanic.


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015 21:08
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

My favourite book Capitães de Areia, Jorge Amado, Film Titanic.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
29/10/2015
BR
1315
points

My favourite book is Jorge Amado, Capitães de AREIA.


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almirpereira
29/10/2015 21:37
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

My favourite book is Jorge Amado, Capitães de AREIA.

Salloum's picture
Salloum
05/10/2015
SY
1308
points

over 1000 points .OMG that's so excited :-)


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Salloum
05/10/2015 21:09
Syria
Manchester United
1308

over 1000 points .OMG that's so excited :-)

Anec's picture
Anec
18/07/2014
LK
0
points

I really love science fiction movies,


Anec's picture
Anec
18/07/2014 03:59
Sri Lanka
Chelsea
0

I really love science fiction movies,

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/02/2016
ME
3557
points

Me too Anec:-)


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/02/2016 15:24
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Me too Anec:-)

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