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The Giver
The Giver

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Date: Aug 13 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture


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The Giver is a new, controversial film based on a book for kids. A young boy lives in a world without pain, but he has to learn about real life.

The movie has many big names, like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. Because it’s science fiction, there’s a hovercraft, too. It might sound odd, but The Giver will probably be good.

Find out what Marni and Lily think in today’s English lesson.


tap into v.


Example If we could tap into some public money, our project would be all set.

controversial adj.


Example It's funny to me how controversial nudity on television is, because I'm not bothered by it at all.

Example Views and opinions on world politics can be a controversial subject for some people.

based on v.


Example The movie Charlie's Angels is based on the TV show from the 1970s and 80s.

big names n.


Example Can you believe how many big names will be at the music festival this summer? I can't wait!

odd adj.


Example I thought the movie was odd, but my friend loved it.

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Have you read the book The Giver? What do you think about the movie?


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Russian Federation

I have read the book and I should say that it’s pretty interesting, it was easy to read (probably too easy for me) and you’ll love it if you are 11-16-year-old teen, not older cause it’s a childhood book. Very exciting plot, but it’s almost Divergent. I’ll see the movie on August 21, but I don’t think it would be as good as book, I don’t like the trailer. 

03:42 PM Aug 18 2014 |

Mr. Learner


I haven’t read the book. When I read the plot here in English baby, I thought it would be a great conceptual movie, however, when I watched the trailer, I found it the opposit.
I don’t think I’ll watch it  

02:24 PM Aug 18 2014 |




I have read a few chapters of The Giver. The premise is pretty neat, a twisted society where people live a lifestyle that confuses the norm with the right. Reading a book like this was very difficult. You know, it’s literature after all, so I had a hard time understanding the plot and sorting out what was happening in the book. But the story was still fascinating and I loved it.

04:00 AM Aug 14 2014 |



I am sorry , I have not read this book to try answering the question

07:21 PM Aug 13 2014 |

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I had never read this novel.I was attracted by the trailer and the brief introduction.From the introducton, I can see it’s hard for everyone to make a decision in daily life ,especially,the decision is the key to our future.We always tortured by scary about what is going to happen or did i make right choice.However,As everthing ahead you has been set up by the society ,It seems like No pain+No emotion+No colour+No music= Endless sorrow.Pain is the resource of Happiness

04:50 PM Aug 13 2014 |

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No, I have not read yet. But I intend. I have been readind “The fault in our stars”.

04:31 PM Aug 13 2014 |

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yeah sometimes is good someone to recall his chilhood memories  its funny thou

03:30 PM Aug 13 2014 |

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In this movie, The big name actors can surprise anyone. But it can be possible that they want to live their dream when they would have read that story in the young age. And it’s true that no one want to forget her/his childhoot. So may be they want to recall their childhood memories. 

And may be you all will get your childhood desire when you see the movie.

Go ahead and exprince your childhood again. :)

03:10 PM Aug 13 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think movie like this, wasting your time and time like a gold.

10:37 AM Aug 13 2014 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Divergent’s better than all of those films

09:01 AM Aug 13 2014 |



I have not read this book but would like to see this movie .Iam very slow reader so I avoid reading any novels.

08:33 AM Aug 13 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i’d rather watch it than read it. so i ‘ll be waiting for it with u guys. :))

08:08 AM Aug 13 2014 |



I haven’t read this book .

06:24 AM Aug 13 2014 |




I havn’t read that book.    

I watch the trailer, nothing’s special. And we don’t know when it’s on the screen…Maybe I will watch it with my friends when it comes…

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