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Star Trek: Into Darkness
Star Trek: Into Darkness

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Date: Jun 17 2013

Themes: Pop Culture, Travel

Grammar: Adjectives


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There’s a brand new Star Trek movie out, and it’s sure to be a summer blockbuster. In Star Trek: Into Darkness, someone or something has launched a major attack on Earth. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise lead the search for the responsible party and, in the process, settle an old score.

Star Trek has many obsessive fans who love it so much that they dress up as characters and go to conventions. They argue about whether the original TV series was better than the new one, or whether the old movies are better than the new. They are very passionate about all things related to these fictional space travelers. Find out if Jeff and Lily are fans in this movies English lesson.





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Lily:  I love Star Trek. But the original series. What about you?

Jeff:  Yeah, I know a little bit.

Lily:  Did you hear there’s the new movie coming out? The trailer looks super awesome.

Jeff:  Huh, no, I have not heard that. What’s it called?

Lily:  It’s called “Into Darkness.” I love Star Trek because it’s all about the exploration of the unknown. Meeting strange aliens, and the final frontier. It’s so cool.

Jeff:  Yeah, do you know what this one’s about?

Lily:  I saw the trailer and it looked awesome. There’s a completely blown-out city and Kirk and Spock are just standing there looking really cool.

Jeff:  You know what I like about Star Trek? Just space, astronomy, in general is fascinating. There’s so much unknown stuff out there. There’s so much room for exploration.

Lily:  I think, also, exploration of space and science fiction in general is about hope and creating something new and cutting-edge. Lots of inventions have actually come out of the original Star Trek series. Lots of great inventions.

Jeff:  You don’t say.

Lily:  Yeah.

Jeff:  Cool.


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Lily is very excited about Star Trek: Into Darkness. She’s a big fan of Star Trek, especially the original series. She doesn’t know very much about the new movie, except that it involves Spock and Kirk exploring a city that’s been destroyed. She thinks it looks really cool.

Jeff likes Star Trek, too, and he thinks that outer space in general is really cool. He likes the fact that almost everything about space is unknown. Space is really the final frontier, and there’s always something new to explore.

Are you a fan of Star Trek? What do you like about it? If you had the opportunity to go to outer space, would you go?



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Syrian Arab Republic

i dont know about Star Trek

but for sure If i had the opportunity to go to outer space i would go

01:39 PM Jun 18 2013 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I like science fiction movies, but I’d rather reading books than watch them, I’ve not seen this movie yet but I like it from just reading

06:27 PM Jun 17 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like movies,but i’d rather to read their books rather than watch movies,cause when you read books,you can imagine characters the way you want.

10:01 AM Jun 17 2013 |



rankly i’m not interested in star trek.i’m more interested in all galaxy n outer space

09:37 AM Jun 17 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i have always loved movies!science fiction movies are cool too!i would rather to watch movies in my free time.in time was the best science fiction movie i have ever seen!

08:41 AM Jun 17 2013 |




I am interested in science fiction movies, but I have not seen this movie yet.

06:31 AM Jun 17 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

 I’ve never been into science fiction movies.

05:34 AM Jun 17 2013 |



a series of movies

04:17 AM Jun 17 2013 |

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