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Life Aquatic

Life Aquatic

Date: Aug 09 2006


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

You know movies are popular when they seem to stay at the movie theaters forever.
A newer movie, called Life Aquatic, has been in the theaters for months.
Liz and Steph are talking about it now.


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.



Steph:  Hey, have you heard anything about Life Aquatic?

Liz:  Oh yeah. Everybody’s lovin’ it.

Steph:  Totally. Gosh, it’s been playing at the theaters here forever.

Liz:  I know. I love that it’s been on for so long.

Steph:  I know the comedy is, um, it’s a little bit hard to catch, but then in the end, ya know, if you pay attention it’s really funny.

Liz:  Oh. That’s what I thought. And I just loved the guy who directed it too.

Steph:  I know. What’s his name? I know his first name’s Wes.

Liz:  Yes. Wes Anderson.

Steph:  Yes.

Liz:  He’s really cool.

Steph:  Super cool. He did The Royal Tenenbaums too.

Liz:  He did. Which is my favorite movie of the year last year.

Steph:  Are you serious?

Liz:  Mmmhmm. A lot of people didn’t quite get the humor sometimes, but I loved it.

Steph:  Yeah. You’ve just gotta kinda, ya know, reach out and get it sometimes.

Liz:  Totally.



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This director, Wes Anderson really knows what he’s doing. He’s managed to create movies that are both quirky and popular.
The humor in this movie is a little bit hard to catch, though. Do you think that this movie will do well internationally? Is humor hard to translate?
What do you think?


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