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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars

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Date: Aug 22 2014

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: Simple Future Tense


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Hazel and Gus are two teens who shouldn’t fall in love, but they do. The Fault in Our Stars, a movie that came out this summer, tells the story of how two young adults with terminal cancer form a connection.

If you want to laugh and cry, go see this film, which is supposed to be both depressing and beautiful. There are no big name actors in this film, so it’s a good chance to see some new talent on the big screen. Like many movies, The Fault in Our Stars is also a book. If you prefer, you can read the story instead.

Learn what Jessica and Gary think about The Fault in Our Stars in today’s English lesson about a love story.


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Jessica:  So, my friend was telling me about this book she just finished called The Fault in Our Stars.

Gary:  Oh, hey! I know somebody who saw the movie.

Jessica:  Yeah, the movie just came out.

Gary:  Yeah, yeah.

Jessica:  And she actually is going to see it soon. And it’s supposed to be really, really good. But it’s also supposed to be a little depressing, a little sad.

Gary:  If I understand correctly, it deals with two younger kids who both have cancer.

Jessica:  Yeah.

Gary:  And they both have terminal cancer.

Jessica:  Right.

Gary:  So, these kids are told they have a very short amount of time to live. They then go on this adventure and fall in love and…

Jessica:  Exactly. They have this really amazing relationship and connection.

Gary:  Yeah.

Jessica:  And I think it’s neat. I don’t think that they’re using any big name actors...

Gary:  Nope.

Jessica:  ...in the film, which is also really cool.

Gary:  Yeah. The person who saw it told me it was shot well, it looked great, the acting was good. And apparently, they look like they really are in love. They didn’t give me a spoiler, so I don’t know how it ends. I guess I’ll have to see it.

Jessica:  Oh my goodness. Well, I’ll have to go see it.

Gary:  Yeah.


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Jessica tells Gary about a book her friend just read called The Fault in Our Stars. Gary’s heard about it, too, but his friend actually saw the new movie based on the book. Jessica says her friend is going to see the movie soon as well.

Apparently, both Jessica and Gary know a lot about the story. Two kids with terminal cancer meet and fall in love. Even though there are not big name actors in the movie, it’s still supposed to be shot well and worth watching.

At the end of the conversation, Jessica and Gary both want to go see the movie. It sounds good, but also sad.

Have you seen The Fault in Our Stars or read the book? Do you know anyone with terminal cancer?



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Unfortunately I had some acquaintances who died of cancer. It’s very sad both the patients and their relatives too, especially even sad when somebody get this serious disease at their young age. And it’s very wrong that the cancer mostly was caused by the enviroment and a lot of “very modern”gadgtes that we use every day and last but not least stress that we usually can’t avoid.

But it’s good that there some film like this and maybe it helps people commiserate with those who suffer from this illness.

08:13 AM Aug 22 2014 |




I watched the trailer just now. It’s so touching…

Life is short, do whatever you want!

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