What I like to watch

An American man talks about what he usually watches on TV and his two favorite movies.

Self Study

Dictation

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Transcript

What is my favorite movie and why do I like it?

I don't really watch a ton of movies, to be honest, I don't know any of the newer ones that have come out. But I watch a lot of television shows, and I also watch a lot of Japanese anime.

Movie-wise I guess I would have two.

One would be 'Limitless', with Bradley Cooper. I like that one because I'm really interested in, you know, the improving mental performance, and things like that. And I also really like Bradley Cooper, as an actor, so I really like that one.

And the other one I like is 'Wolf of Wall Street', with Leonardo DiCaprio. I like that one too, it's just a fun movie. If I'm bored, I'll watch that one. It's a good one to pass the time.

So yeah, those are my two favorite movies, I don't really know a ton of the ones that have come out in the last few years... The 'Hunger Games' movies are pretty good, too. I like those ones as well.

But yeah, those would be my favorite movies.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

ton (US) / tonne (UK) - a ton of sth - a lot of something
I don't really watch a tonne of movies - I don't watch a lot of movies / I don't watch many movies.
We've got tons of food in the house.
I've listed to that song a ton of times.

-wise - relating to a subject. Changes a noun into an adverb.
Money-wise, we don't have much left.
Weather-wise, the vacation was terrible. It rained all week.
How are you doing time-wise? Will you finish on time?

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