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The new Star Wars movie is in cinemas in December. It is already big news. Pre-sales tickets for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' broke records yesterday. The website of the USA's largest online ticket seller crashed. The website said the interest in the movie was, "out of this world".



'The Force Awakens' is the seventh Star Wars movie. A trailer for it has 13 million views on YouTube. The movie could break records. It could be the biggest moneymaking movie ever. It could make $2 billion." Star Wars fans will be happy because there are plans to make Star Wars VIII and IX.

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Sources
  • http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/20/star-wars-ticket-sales
  • http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/20/media/star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-views/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The new

a.

news

2.

in cinemas

b.

in the movie

3.

It is already big

c.

Star Wars movie

4.

Pre-sales

d.

online ticket seller

5.

The Force Awakens' broke

e.

this world

6.

The website of the USA's largest

f.

records yesterday

7.

the interest

g.

in December

8.

out of

h.

tickets



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

the seventh

a.

$2 billion

2.

A trailer

b.

records

3.

13 million views

c.

for it

4.

The movie could break

d.

to make Star Wars VIII

5.

It could be the biggest moneymaking

e.

Star Wars movie

6.

It could make

f.

be happy

7.

Star Wars fans will

g.

on YouTube

8.

there are plans

h.

movie ever

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The new Star Wars movie (1) ___________________ in December. (2) ___________________ big news. Pre-sales tickets for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (3) _______________ yesterday. The (4) ___________________ USA's largest online ticket (5) ___________________. The website said the interest in the movie was, "(6) ___________________".

'The Force Awakens' (7) ___________________ Star Wars movie. A trailer (8) ___________________ 13 million views on YouTube. The movie could (9) ___________________. It could be the biggest moneymaking (10) ___________________. It could make $2 billion." Star Wars (11) ___________________ happy because there are (12) ___________________ Star Wars VIII and IX.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ThenewStarWarsmovieisincinemasinDecember.Itisalreadybignews
.Pre-salesticketsfor'StarWars:TheForceAwakens'brokerecordsyest
erday.ThewebsiteoftheUSA'slargestonlineticketsellercrashed.Thew
ebsitesaidtheinterestinthemoviewas,"outofthisworld".'TheForceAw
akens'istheseventhStarWarsmovie.Atrailerforithas13millionviewso
nYouTube.Themoviecouldbreakrecords.Itcouldbethebiggestmoney
makingmovieever.Itcouldmake$2billion."StarWarsfanswillbehappy
becausethereareplanstomakeStarWarsVIIIandIX.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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

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WRITING

Write about Star Wars for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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