The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Jurassic World broke box office records around the world. It is the first movie to make more than $500 million on its opening weekend. It made $204 million in the USA and $100 million in China. A movie expert said everyone was surprised. He said: "No one saw this coming." Most people thought the film would make $100 million in the USA. The movie The Avengers has the record for the most successful movie on an opening weekend in the US.



Jurassic World is part four in the Jurassic Park series. The first was in 1993. The latest movie was the most popular film in the 66 countries where it was released. One reason is because many parents who watched the first Jurassic Park when they were children took their own kids to see Jurassic World. Another reason is because the movie opened in China and in the US on the same weekend. China is the world's second biggest film market.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33129583
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33078934
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/business/media/jurassic-world-sets-box-office-record.html?_r=0 http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/15/media/jurassic-world-biggest-us-box-office-opening/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Jurassic World broke box

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successful movie

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around the

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than $500 million

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make more

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weekend

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A movie

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office records

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No one saw

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expert

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Most people thought the film would

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world

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the record for the most

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make $100 million

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on an opening

h.

this coming



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Jurassic World is part four in

a.

kids

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The first was

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the Jurassic Park series

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the most

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in China

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the 66 countries where

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biggest film market

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took their own

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1993

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the movie opened in

f.

weekend

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in the US on the same

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popular film

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China is the world's second

h.

it was released

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Jurassic World (1) ___________________ records around the world. It is the first movie (2) ___________________ $500 million on its opening weekend. It made $204 million in the USA and $100 million in China. (3) ___________________ said everyone was surprised. He said: "(4) ___________________ coming." Most people thought (5) ___________________ $100 million in the USA. The movie The Avengers has the record for the most successful movie on (6) ___________________ in the US.

Jurassic World (7) ___________________ Jurassic Park series. The first was in 1993. The latest movie (8) ___________________ film in the 66 countries where it was released. One reason is because many parents (9) ___________________ Jurassic Park when they were children (10) ___________________ kids to see Jurassic World. Another reason is because the movie opened in China and in the US (11) ___________________. China is the world's (12) ___________________ market.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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vietomakemorethan$500milliononitsopeningweekend.Itmade$204
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wassurprised.Hesaid:"Noonesawthiscoming."Mostpeoplethoughtth
efilmwouldmake$100millionintheUSA.ThemovieTheAvengershasth
erecordforthemostsuccessfulmovieonanopeningweekendintheUS.J
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Thelatestmoviewasthemostpopularfilminthe66countrieswhereitwa
sreleased.OnereasonisbecausemanyparentswhowatchedthefirstJur
assicParkwhentheywerechildrentooktheirownkidstoseeJurassicWor
ld.AnotherreasonisbecausethemovieopenedinChinaandintheUSont
hesameweekend.Chinaistheworld'ssecondbiggestfilmmarket.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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