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Date: Jan 07 2009

Themes: Alternative, Romance

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles


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There’s something romantic about vampires. Maybe it’s that they have to keep a deep, dark secret. Or since they live forever, maybe it’s their old-world quality that makes them attractive. And drinking someone’s blood is strangely sexual.

Or, maybe it’s just that vampires tend to be played by really good-looking actors. Remember Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire? How about Kiefer Sutherland from the The Lost Boys?

Now you can add to that list Robert Pattinson, who stars in the new and extremely popular vampire romance Twilight. Listen to Marni tell Devan how the romance got her to the theater, but she’d had enough by the time she left.


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





Marni:  I broke down yesterday, actually, I was totally excited to go see Twilight.

Devan:  You saw it?

Marni:  I wanted to know what all the hype was about. OK, I did not read the books, but I have to admit I went because I totally think that kid, that guy’s cute. Hot vampire? I was in.

Devan:  And was it amazing? Epic?

Marni:  No, sadly. In some respects. In some respects, not so good. Like there were just so many scenes of them looking at each other, you know, longingly, and it was like, “Just kiss already!”

Devan:  Was it scary at all?

Marni:  It was not scary. But there’s the whole genre of…

Devan:  ...the undead.

Marni:  And they go into a little bit of that, the whole theory of being immortal and whatnot, but not really. I mean, it’s more about just them being hot for each other.

Devan:  Did they have cool costumes and cool fangs at least?

Marni:  No, they didn’t even have fangs.

Devan:  They didn’t have fangs.

Marni:  No.

Devan:  Well that sounds like a bummer. I kind of want to see that other vampire movie that came out at the same time. Do you know what I’m talking about? The Swedish one?

Marni:  Oh, Let the Right One In? Is that the one?

Devan:  Yeah.

Marni:  Yeah, I’ve heard about that. I’ve heard that’s great.

Devan:  Maybe that’s the one to see.

Marni:  Yeah. Well, I actually spoke to some kids who are really into the whole Twilight series and I think it’s great that kids are reading, so that’s a huge plus, but they said the movie doesn’t do the books justice. Which is generally the case.


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Marni admits that she went to Twlight because she thinks the star is hot. The movie is really popular, so Devan expects her to say that it was great. But Marni didn’t really like it.

For a vampire movie, there wasn’t much about vampires in it, and Marni thought the romance was really drawn out. Devan says maybe she’ll go see Let the Right One In a Swedish vampire movie that gets great reviews. It’s vampire romance too, only it stars 12-year-olds.

Do you think vampires are sexy? If you fell in love with a vampire, would you let him or her turn you into one?



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Twilight is one of the best books I've ever read… and the movie is amazing! :)

03:07 PM Jan 13 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

Ohh ,, neither saw the movie  nor read the romantic book ,, I wish I had both seen n read ,,, any way comments weren’t  enough to give opinion ,, as a result ,,I decided to see n read them ,,,, they were fantastic ,,, I will see n read …


11:12 AM Jan 13 2009 |



Saudi Arabia


Ohh ,, neither saw the movie  nor read the romantic book ,, I wish I had both seen n read ,,, any way comments weren’t  enough to give opinion ,, as a result ,,I decided to see n read them ,,,, they were fantastic ,,, I will see n read ,,,,


11:06 AM Jan 13 2009 |



oh my God.i love twilight and have a massive crush on

Edward.hez totally cute.oh my the eys r jst huh.well

its the best vampire movie iv seen.i would kill to meet


02:17 AM Jan 13 2009 |




never saw that. i need to catch up:]

07:55 PM Jan 12 2009 |




vampire strong in sex.

03:28 AM Jan 12 2009 |



best book and movie ever. i have read and watched it many times and i simply can't bore it :) it's a really nice romantic story :)

05:49 PM Jan 11 2009 |



Russian Federation

Now I must see it !!!

10:40 AM Jan 11 2009 |

strong girl


i just saw the movie last night and it' so nice but i heard that the book is much better i hope i could have it coz they dont sell them in my country

i am with all realationship that base on true love and honest feeling what ever if he's a vampire or master but it's that you feel that there's someone who loves you and cares about you whithout fack

09:58 AM Jan 11 2009 |

Nikolay Kuznetsov

Russian Federation

Yeah i love the books of twilight and the movie :D

12:49 AM Jan 11 2009 |


United Arab Emirates

i prefer romantic movie..


10:50 PM Jan 10 2009 |




I don´t lije this movi, cos I was waiting for a movie of action and trajico romanse, not a fairy-tale Cool

03:06 PM Jan 10 2009 |



I saw this film several days ago. Edward maybe drove me crazy!

03:04 PM Jan 10 2009 |




the main thing is that you are always perfect and never make any mistakes. Jeez are you serious?

12:26 PM Jan 10 2009 |




haha tili1 let's show who is edward haha xD

btw the best scenes "beisbol game" 

04:25 AM Jan 10 2009 |

edward cullen

United Kingdom

Wow., Great!

Thank  you all! You make me happy, very.

02:48 AM Jan 10 2009 |


Saudi Arabia

The best  Horror movie i had seen on my life

08:31 PM Jan 09 2009 |




 I also saw twilight, but i think that movie was so long because i think they only kissed once. but in general the movie was fun. They are modern vampires cause they looks like a common person.

08:28 PM Jan 09 2009 |





06:08 PM Jan 09 2009 |



i think that twilight is the best book i've ever read.the story is so special and sensual.While i was reading the book i imagined  scenes of love like in the romeo and juliet's film and not like in twilight'sfilm.i think that the film is so popular for the actors but it isn't so good as people say.If you like love strory read the book and it puts you in a fantastic world where love and dead are one thing and where vampires and wolves will became your friends.and if you want to be immortal say to edward "bite my neck".

05:43 PM Jan 09 2009 |

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