The Martian

A young Englishman talks about the last movie he saw, 'The Martian'.

Self Study

Dictation

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

Transcript

The last movie that I saw was 'The Martian'.

And, it's where they, a group of scientists go to Mars, and one of them gets left behind, and he has to survive on this planet, and he has to grow his own food, he has to solve problems that we wouldn't really think about, because we have everything we need here.

And it was a really really interesting watch, and I thought that the acting was very good. I'd definitely watch it again. Yeah, it's good.

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.

Questions

  • What was the last movie he saw?
  • What's it about?
  • Did he like it?
  • What did he think of the acting?
  • Would he watch it again?

Answers

The last movie that he watched was 'The Martian'.

It's about a scientist that gets stranded on Mars and has to try to survive while he waits for his rescuers.

Yes, he thought it was an interesting movie.

He thought the acting was good.

Yes, he was impressed with the movie. He said he'd definitely watch it again.