The Reading / Listening - Level 2

Jurassic World has broken box office records around the world. It is the first movie to make more than $500 million on its opening weekend. Ticket sales in the US were $204 million. In China, they were $100 million. A media analyst said about Jurassic World's opening weekend record: "No one saw this coming." The record for the most successful movie on an opening weekend in the US is still held by The Avengers. This took $207 million in 2012. The success of Jurassic World surprised many industry experts. They thought the film would only make $100 million in the USA.



Jurassic World is the fourth part of the Jurassic Park series. The first was Jurassic Park in 1993. The latest movie was the most popular film in all 66 countries where it was released. There are many reasons for this. 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. It is unusual for a movie to be released at the same time in both countries. 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:

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Jurassic World has broken box

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experts

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the first movie to make more

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in the US

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on its opening

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than $500 million

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Ticket sales

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this coming

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A media

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office records

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No one saw

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Jurassic World

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The success of

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weekend

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many industry

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analyst



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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the fourth part of the

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the first Jurassic Park

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The latest movie

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for this

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in all 66 countries

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biggest film market

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There are many reasons

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was the most popular

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parents who watched

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the same time

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took their

f.

where it was released

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be released at

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own kids

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the world's second

h.

Jurassic Park series

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Jurassic World (1) ___________________ office records around the world. It is the first movie (2) ___________________ than $500 million on its opening weekend. (3) ___________________ the US were $204 million. In China, they were $100 million. A media analyst said about Jurassic World's (4) ___________________ record: "No one saw this coming." The record for the most successful movie (5) ___________________ weekend in the US is still held by The Avengers. This took $207 million in 2012. The success of Jurassic World surprised many industry experts. They thought the film would only (6) ___________________ in the USA.

Jurassic World (7) ___________________ of the Jurassic Park series. The first was Jurassic Park in 1993. The latest movie was the most popular (8) ___________________ countries where it was released. There are many (9) ___________________. One reason is because many parents who watched the first Jurassic Park when they were children (10) ___________________ kids to see Jurassic World. Another reason (11) ___________________ movie opened in China and in the US on the same weekend. It is unusual for a movie to be released (12) ___________________ in both countries. China is the world's second biggest film market.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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93.Thelatestmoviewasthemostpopularfilminall66countrieswhereit
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nyparentswhowatchedthefirstJurassicParkwhentheywerechildrento
oktheirownkidstoseeJurassicWorld.Anotherreasonisbecausethemo
vieopenedinChinaandintheUSonthesameweekend.Itisunusualfora
movietobereleasedatthesametimeinbothcountries.Chinaistheworld
'ssecondbiggestfilmmarket.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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