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English Conversation – Entertainment

Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 01:05 PM
posted by Jo

Entertainment

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Entertainment. Listen to an audio debate about whether watching a movie at home is more enjoyable than watching a movie in a cinema. Learn vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms relating to the subject of entertainment and learn how to answer commonly asked conversation questions about this topic.

Audio Discussion

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* Audio courtesy of elllo.org

  • Which person do you agree with?
  • Do you prefer watching a movie at home or at the cinema?

Entertainment Vocabulary

Nouns

Audience

Magician

Ballet

Theatre

Opera

Orchestra

Concert

Exhibition

Karaoke

Amusement park

Festival

Performance

Gig

Museum

Art gallery

Casino

Adjectives

Amusing

Hilarious

Enthusiastic

Entertaining

Fantastic

Wonderful

Boring

Relaxing

Verbs

Applaud

Perform

Gamble

Entertain

Play

Watch

Spend time

Enjoy

Idioms

  • To steal the show – to win the greatest applause and to be better than all the other performers
  • To be in the limelight – to be the centre of attention
  • To sing your heart out – to sing with vigour, intensity and passion

Conversation Questions

  • What do you like to do for entertainment?
  • What are the popular forms of entertainment in your country?
  • How does entertainment vary between countries?
  • Do you like entertaining friends at home?
  • Who is the most entertaining person you know?
  • Do you spend a lot of money on entertainment?
  • What is your favourite form of entertainment?
  • Do you enjoy watching game shows on television? Would you like to be on one?
  • Have you ever hosted a party?
  • Do you enjoy going to the theatre, opera or ballet?
  • Do you listen to classical music? Why or why not?
  • What do you think about gambling as a form of entertainment?
  • Do you like going to parties?
  • How often do you visit museums?
  • Are there any games that you like to play, such as chess, checkers or quiz games?
  • Do you enjoy going to amusement parks?
  • What types of entertainment are free?
  • Who is the most popular entertainer in your country?
  • What did you do for entertainment as a child?
  • Do you think the things we do for entertainment has changed over the years?
  • How often do you do things for entertainment?
  • What home entertainment equipment do you have?
  • Would you like to work in the entertainment industry?
  • What kind of person makes a good entertainer?
  • What is the best evening of entertainment you’ve had recently?
  • Do you ever stop and watch street entertainment?
  • Do you enjoy watching magicians or comedians?
  • What forms of entertainment have been with us for centuries?
  • What new forms of entertainment have emerged in recent years?
  • Which country do you think has the world’s best entertainment?
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