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Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Learn about 'Star Wars' in this English lesson

Date: Dec 18 2015

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive


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Spaceships. Battles. Adventures on distant planets. These are all things that you might see in Star Wars VII: the Force Awakens. People around the world are excited about this movie’s release. Are you?

No matter where you live, you have probably heard of Star Wars. This popular film series started in the 1980s. Today, it is still a favorite. Adults and children love the special effects. They love the unique characters. They love watching the fight between good and evil. Even people who do not like sci-fi can find something to enjoy in the Star Wars movies.

Sara wants to see a movie. Jessica thinks they should see Star Wars together. Listen to Sara and Jessica talk about Star Wars VII in this English lesson.


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Sara_R:  I want to see a movie soon, but I don’t—

Jessica:  Star Wars! Can we go see Star Wars?

Sara_R:  So you’re a fan?

Jessica:  Yeah. I mean, you’re not a fan?

Sara_R:  I’m not really into sci-fi, but I guess I could check it out.

Jessica:  It’s going to be so good! I mean, it’s building on these characters that we have been learning about for years and years. I think I saw the first Star Wars movie when I was… I don’t know, I must have been under ten years old.

Sara_R:  And there’s a spaceship, or…?

Jessica:  Yes. There are many spaceships and aliens, so in that sense, yes, it’s sci-fi, but there’s just so much more to it.

Sara_R:  Like the universe.

Jessica:  Yeah, but it’s also about good and evil and just these bigger concepts. But then, you know, the characters are really fun, and…

Sara_R:  All right, that does sound pretty awesome.

Jessica:  I think it’s worth a try. Maybe, we could watch the first few movies, so you could learn about them.

Sara_R:  OK, OK, let’s do it.

Jessica:  Awesome.


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Sara wants to see a movie. Jessica would like to see the new Star Wars movie, but Sara is not sure. She is not a big fan of sci-fi. She doesn’t know what the movie is about.

Jessica explains that there is a lot more to Star Wars than just aliens and spaceships. People love the characters and story. There are meaningful ideas in the movies, like the fight between good and evil. Sara agrees that she will give Star Wars a try and watch some of the movies with Jessica.

Do you like sci-fi books and movies? Is Star Wars popular in your country?



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United States

willl love to see it.

02:48 PM Dec 19 2015 |


WordsmithSuper Member!

United States

The new Star Wars movie rocks! It was so awesome! :) It’s perfect for any generation because it is a classic story about good and evil. I love to practice English with great movies! 

07:04 PM Dec 18 2015 |



I don’t really like Sci-fi books and movies. I think Star Wars movie not popular around my age in my country. 

05:14 PM Dec 18 2015 |


United States

I really love Star Stek voyoger Kathryn Janeway . I used to watch it every night when it was on TV . Now, we have Star Wars . We just sent  Sara to space , I bet all aliens will stop the war …....... lol …. 

04:50 PM Dec 18 2015 |




I have an interest in sci-fi but I’m not a fan of Star Wars.

04:47 PM Dec 18 2015 |



ı remember only ,ı was asleep in the middle of movie Star wars I, ı dont remember after it..and ı didnt watch other star wars movies 


12:07 PM Dec 18 2015 |




Yeah,i like si-fi movies i find them so interesting

10:28 AM Dec 18 2015 |



Basically , i am not fan a sci-fi movie .
I would like to say appreciate it for all characters , producers and directers . They are doing well. Because Stars War’s filmmakers spent too much work to create this magnificent sci-fi movie for us .
The visual effects is absolutely perfect in Stars War .
It’s unbelievable for people like us because it is hard to imagine it in this real world .
Indeed , one day it is going to happen .
Aliens are always behind our planet .
As a new researcher on Mars , the secients was exploring life on Mars it’s kind of unexpected to find out what’s going on in the universes .
Every thing is possible for human being , no matter what and what !!!!

03:05 AM Dec 18 2015 |

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