I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

Many people like to rent DVDs or videos for entertainment. Others like to buy DVDs either at a store or online. Write down as many types of movies that you can. Discuss your preferences for each type of movie (e.g., love, like don’t like, can’t stand, hate).

HELPFUL TIP: Try renting a movie and watching the captions on movie DVDs as a way of helping you improve your listening skills. There are some great Websites where you can find DVDs.

II. Listening Exercises [Top]

First, listen to the conversation by pressing the “Play Audio” button and choose whether the woman likes or dislikes each type of movie. Press the “Final Score” button to check your quiz.

1. Action:

A. like

B. dislike
2. Comedies:

A. like

B. dislike

3. Horror:

A. like

B. dislike

4. Love:

A. like

B. dislike

5. Foreign:

A. like

B. dislike

Score =

Correct answers:

Man: Hey, Kathy. I’m thinking about renting a movie for tonight’s party, and I want to know what kind of movies you like.
Woman: Okay. What kind of movies do you have in mind?

Man: Well, what about action movies?

Woman: Ah, I don’t really like action movies. Too much violence.

Man: Okay, do you like comedies?

Woman: Now, I do enjoy comedies.

Man: Fine. Well, what do you think of horror movies or love stories?

Woman: Uh . . . I’m not really crazy about horror movies, but love stories are often fun to watch. Oh, and I really like foreign films, too.

Man: Okay. I’ll go to the video store and see what I can find. Thanks

Key Vocabulary [Top]
  • have in mind (verb): to think about
    – What activities do you have in mind for tomorrow’s picnic?
  • crazy about (phrasal verb): to like something very much
    – Carla is crazy about rock music.