At the movies 看電影

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Image caption A cinema: the place for dreams!

Neil: Hello. I』m Neil. In this programme, we're going to talk about movies. What kind of movies do you like, Feifei?

Feifei: I love romcoms, Neil! 我喜歡看 「Romcom 浪漫愛情片」。Romcom 是個名詞,它是由單詞 romantic comedy 組成的一個合成詞。What about you, Neil, what sort of movies do you like the most?

Neil: Well, I can』t resist a 『whodunnit』. 'Whodunnit' is short for 『who has done it』. The point of these films is for the audience to try to guess who committed a serious crime – usually murder.

Feifei: Ah, you like detective movies! 單詞 whodunnit 也是個名詞,它是短語 「who has done it」 的縮寫,意思是「兇殺懸疑片」。偵探在推理過程中就會用 「who has done it」 作為線索引子。說到這兒,讓我想起了神探福爾摩斯。

Neil: Yes, 『romcom』 and 『whodunnit』 are today』s expressions in Authentic Real English. And ... there』s one more. Now, see if you can guess: (sounding like a robot) Hello. I』m a robot sent from the future to prevent war and destruction!

Feifei: A sci-fi movie! Sci-fi 是 science fiction 的縮寫,就是我們熟知的「科幻片」。I love science fiction too. But sometimes it』s scary!

Neil: (sounding like a robot) Well, there's no need to be scared … I can』t keep doing that… There』s no need to be scared of BBC Learning English because we explain everything to you so clearly. Let's hear some examples of today』s three movie-related expressions.

Examples

  • My favourite sci-fi movie is Star Wars. I can』t wait for the next film in the series!
  • I』m catching a movie with my friends after work. We』re going to watch the latest romcom.
  • Alfred Hitchcock was the master of the whodunnit. Nobody makes better films in that genre than he did!

Feifei: That』s it! 我去買爆米花!

Neil: And I』m going to buy some drinks!

Feifei: Let』s catch a movie! A sci-fi?

Neil: (sounding like a robot) Yes, indeed! We are going to catch a movie… I am a robot who came from the future to catch a movie with you, Feifei…

Feifei: 瞧你這演技,能獲奧斯卡獎了!Let』s go! Bye!

Neil: See you soon.