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La La Land

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Published: 3.26.2017
Level: 4  |  Time: 4:25
Accent: American
Source: La La Land

A behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 movie La La Land. Listen to all the stars and the director talk about the movie.


    

triangle Directions


  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. WATCH the video above.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary


  • infect [v] - fall in love with
  • casting a movie [exp] - choose the actors for a movie
  • Fred & Ginger [n] - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers - a famous Hollywood couple from the 1930s
  • Bogart & Bicall [n] - Humphery Bogart & Lauren Bacall - a famous Hollywood couple from the 1940s
  • onscreen chemistry [n] - seem like a real couple in the movie
  • one for the ages [exp] - one of the best ever
  • triple threat [exp] - good at three different skills
  • supper club [n] - a restaurant with live music
  • get a kick out of something [n] - enjoy something
  • friction [n] - arguing
  • tool kit [n] - skills
  • pianist [n] - piano player
  • cast someone [exp] - give someone a role in a movie
  • be game for [exp] - try something difficult
  • chop up [phv] - cut into small pieces
  • long takes [n] - a long movie scene filmed without cutting
  • fulfilling [adj] - brings satisfaction
  • preproduction [n] - work before filming a movie
  • a whole other beast [exp] - something different and difficult
  • tap dance [n] - a dance style
  • ballroom (dance) [n] - a dance style
  • astonishing [adj] - surprising
  • burst into song [exp] - start singing suddenly

[n] - noun,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


triangle Questions


  1. The goal of La La Land was to recreate old-style musical movies. (0:10)
    True
    False

  2. Ryan and Emma had great chemistry. (0:40)
    True
    False

  3. It is a traditional story. (0:45)
    True
    False

  4. J.K. Simmons thinks that Emma and Ryan had difficulty learning to dance. (0:58)
    True
    False

  5. The club owner (J.K. Simmons) loves Jazz. (1:12)
    True
    False

  6. The club owner doesn't fire Sebastien because it is Christmas. (1:19)
    True
    False

  7. Ryan's character (Sebastien) is having financial problems. (1:35)
    True
    False

  8. Mia breaks up with her boyfriend (Greg) because he is poor. (1:44)
    True
    False

  9. John Legend had to learn to play the guitar for the movie. (2:10)
    True
    False

  10. John Legend plays the piano in real life. (2:10)
    True
    False

  11. Another actor usually played the piano for Ryan in the movie. (2:30)
    True
    False

  12. Ryan hated having to learn the piano. (2:55)
    True
    False

  13. Emma and Ryan only learned how to Jazz dance for the film. (3:15)
    True
    False

  14. This was John Legends first movie. (3:47)
    True
    False