Before and after the cinema

What does this young lady like to do before she watches a movie at the cinema? What does she do afterwards?

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


Before I go to the cinema, I usually read reviews of the movies that are currently playing and decide what movie to see.

Depending on the time, sometimes I'll also have a meal first.

I guess that I also like to get to the movie theater early, so I can buy some popcorn and soda.

After the movie, I often visit a coffee shop with my friends and we'll discuss the movie, you know, what we thought of the acting, the plot, the special effects, and so on.

Alternatively, if it's late, I usually just go home.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What does she do before going to the cinema?
  • What does she sometimes do before watching a movie?
  • Why does she like to go to the movie theater early?
  • Where does she go after the movie? Who does she go there with?
  • What do they do there?
  • What does she do if it's late?


Before going to the cinema she reads the reviews of the movies that are currently playing.

Sometimes she likes having a meal before seeing a movie.

She likes getting there early, so she can buy popcorn and soda (pop / soft drink).

She goes to a coffee shop after the movie with her friends.

They like to talk about the movie and discuss the plot, acting, and special effects.

If it's too late she usually just goes home after the movie.



Pop (US)
Soda (US)
Soft drink (UK)