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Fast Five
Fast Five

Car Vocabulary

Date: Jun 08 2011

Grammar: Simple Present Tense


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When it comes to the movies, teenage boys are king. That’s because boys between the ages of 14 and 17 see the most movies. So Hollywood studios try to make films that will attract this audience. And if you want to get a teenage boy into a movie theater, what could be better than hot women, fast cars, and big explosions?

That’s the basic formula that has made the Fast and Furious movies a success. The latest in the series, Fast Five, takes the same formula and adds more muscle by throwing in a new star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Find out if Fast Five and The Rock stole Amy and Marni’s hearts.


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Amy:  Did you see Fast Five, Marni?

Marni:  Is that that Vin Diesel racing movie?

Amy:  Yeah. Vin Diesel and The Rock.

Marni:  Oh yes yes. No, I haven’t seen it. I’ve seen the previews for it. Doesn’t look like my cup of tea, but have you seen it?

Amy:  Wait, do you not like muscles and fast cars?

Marni:  Well, fast cars maybe. Muscles, I don’t know. And The Rock, he looks so scary in the previews. What’s going on? Those muscles, they just seem out of this world.

Amy:  They really are. To be honest, it was pretty silly. It was pretty over the top. I mean, I love heist movies, but this one had less heist, more explosions. Just crazy, you know, blowing up. Lots of fights.

Marni:  So there’s a, you know, there’s the basic premise of a heist film. You plan the heist, and something goes wrong, and generally it’s always one character’s last heist. You know, they’re gonna retire soon…

Amy:  Right, just make one more big steal, get tons of money, and then just leave the game forever.

Marni:  Exactly.

Amy:  That’s pretty much the premise. This one takes place in Brazil.

Marni:  Oh, OK.

Amy:  But yeah, that’s basically the idea. I guess the twist with the Fast and Furious movies is they’re car thieves. Usually you see jewel thieves or bank robbers. But these guys are car thieves and they are…well, Vin Diesel and the Rock, anyway, both very muscley and very bald.


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Amy recently saw Fast Five, the latest movie in the Fast and Furious series starring Vin Diesel. In the new movie, Vin Diesel is joined by another bald bodybuilder, the Rock. Marni doesn’t think she would like this movie.

Fast Five is a heist movie about car theives. Amy says it follows a typical heist movie plot. The car theives decide to pull off one last heist before retiring as criminals. Amy says that Fast Five has more crazy explosions and fights than other heist movies she has seen.

Do you like heist movies? What do you think about guys with big muscles? Do you like driving fast cars?



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Omar alsaqqaf


I didn’t see the movie yet but I think there is no thing we call it meaningless  ...cuz we can take advantages from evrything in this word even DEATH 

03:42 PM Jun 08 2011 |



Viet Nam

The only reason i have watched fast and furious is to look at racing cars. Im not really fan of heist movie becasue there is no twist which can appeal me

03:40 PM Jun 08 2011 |



I think to watch heist movies is meaningless because they’re impossible in real life.

Driving Fast Cars Is My DREAM.

02:53 PM Jun 08 2011 |




I like heist movies a lot… I loved to see “Oceans” series. Big muscles… ahahaha… let’s say it’s good to see :P. I like fast cars and I love adventure :)))


11:24 AM Jun 08 2011 |




i rarely watch heist movies but i don’t like them alot..i don’t even like guys with big muscles they look aggressive..and i like driving fast:)

10:18 AM Jun 08 2011 |



Viet Nam

I’m tired of heist movies with muscular guys. These guys seem to behave the same and have similar styles.
However, hopefully this one is different.

09:07 AM Jun 08 2011 |




I like both heist movies and guys with biiiiig muscles. But the thing I like more than that is driving fast cars!

07:48 AM Jun 08 2011 |




ya I like  the heist moveis because it’s very exciting ,I think the guys with the big muscles hints at the strenght and that guys can protect thierselves without any weapon or cold steal thats why…...and I also like driving fast cars ;;:))

06:55 AM Jun 08 2011 |



ohh i saw the past parts of it but this one is so amizing full of action and energy and rocky rock it lool ..

06:19 AM Jun 08 2011 |



I haven`t seen either Fast and Furious or Fast Five yet. But I saw the preview for it and I definitely would like see it when I have a chance. Because like Amy, I love heist movies too. And I love to see Vin Diesel. He has that great big muscles and he`s talented. Finally for driving fast cars, I love driving and love more cars than bicycle or bike or other stuff.


06:17 AM Jun 08 2011 |





05:56 AM Jun 08 2011 |

Vina Novalina


I ever watched the Fast and Furious before and i think it’’s not bad but i am not crush on this movie much, Well..i am curious to watch Fast Five, i think it will be cool to watch this movie at cinema with better sound effects.

05:29 AM Jun 08 2011 |




Yes, but prefer more brain and less muscle type.

Not too big, feel unsafe, lol~

I don’t drive.

05:24 AM Jun 08 2011 |




very very beautiful cars


05:22 AM Jun 08 2011 |


Viet Nam

i very love racing car

04:36 AM Jun 08 2011 |





04:33 AM Jun 08 2011 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

im not so interested in that movie, don’t wanna even watch it :(

04:13 AM Jun 08 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

racing movie ended

02:24 AM Jun 08 2011 |

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