The Reading / Listening - Level 4

China's box office is now bigger than the USA's. China's movie theatres now make the most money. This is because millions of people went to the cinemas in China over the New Year in February. More people went on Valentine's Day, which is now very popular in China. China's cinemas made a record $650 million in February, compared to $640 million in the USA. The biggest hit in China took $105 million. The new Jackie Chan film earned $95 million.



China's film industry is growing very fast. More middle-class people and more people moving to cities mean fifteen new cinema screens are opening every day. There are now about 23,600 screens in China. This is 475 per cent more than in 2008. China will overtake America's 40,000 screens. China's movie industry grew 27 per cent and 36 per cent in the past two years. A lot of this success has been because of Chinese movies, not Hollywood movies.

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Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1436992/china-box-office-overtakes-us-for-first-time
  • http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-box-office-tops-us-778499
  • http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/02/chinese-box-office-biggest-world-february


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

China's box office is

a.

on Valentine's Day

2.

China's movie theatres now make

b.

$95 million

3.

millions of people

c.

a record $650 million

4.

More people went

d.

now bigger

5.

very popular in

e.

went to the cinemas

6.

China's cinemas made

f.

hit in China

7.

The biggest

g.

the most money

8.

earned

h.

China



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

China's film industry is

a.

23,600 screens in China

2.

More middle-

b.

to cities

3.

more people moving

c.

opening every day

4.

fifteen new cinema screens are

d.

success

5.

There are now about

e.

growing very fast

6.

This is 475 per cent more

f.

past two years

7.

36 per cent in the

g.

class people

8.

A lot of this

h.

than in 2008

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

China's box office (1) ___________________ the USA's. China's movie theatres now (2) ___________________ money. This is because millions of (3) ___________________ cinemas in China over the New Year in February. More people went on Valentine's Day, which is (4) ___________________ in China. China's cinemas made a record $650 million in February, compared to $640 million in the USA. The (5) ___________________ China took $105 million. The new Jackie Chan film (6) ___________________.

China's film industry is (7) ___________________. More middle-class people and more people (8) ___________________ mean fifteen new cinema screens are (9) ___________________. There are now about 23,600 screens in China. This is 475 per cent (10) ___________________ 2008. China will overtake America's 40,000 screens. China's movie industry grew 27 per cent and 36 per cent (11) ___________________ years. A lot of this success has (12) ___________________ Chinese movies, not Hollywood movies.





MOVIE THEATRES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about movie theatres in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about movie theatres for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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