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ESL Lessons | Learn English Second Language Skills Through Movie Scenes | ESL Lesson 1 With Exercise

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http://www.learn-to-speak-english-esl... - Learn English Through Movie Scenes in Casablanca. This ESL lesson focuses on English vocabulary and common English phrases. But you can use it to learn to speak English, listening comprehension, etc. Just watch the movie trailer, read and listen, and study the vocabulary and script. When you are ready, take the quiz. I hope you enjoy it! It's an action adventure movie and a great love story. Please comment so we can improve the ESL lessons.

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ESL LESSON VOCABULARY FOCUS

1 HOPE - (n) a feeling of expectation and desire (e.g. "I hope he telephones me.")
2 DESPAIR - (adj) having no hope, hopeless, the opposite of hope
3 ADVENTURERS - (n) people attracted to unusual, exciting experiences
4 FUGITIVES - (n) people escaping and hiding (e.g. a criminal)
5 REFUGEES - (n) people forced to leave a place because of war, flood etc.
6 OASIS - (n) a green spot in a desert with water
7 TRAPPED - (adj) caught with no chance to get away (e.g. tapped mouse in a mouse trap)
8 FASCINATING - (adj) strangely attractive and causing very great interest
9 WOVEN - (v) interlacing thread to make cloth etc. (from weave, wove, woven)
I0 IMPERISHABLE - (adj) never dies, lasts forever
11 SAGA - (n) a long story, a history of events
12 DESPERATE PEOPLE - people trying to do something with little hope of success
13 DESTINY - (n) events that will certainly happen in the future
14 GOOD DEAL MORE - (n) a larger amount
15 STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCE - unusual fact or condition
16 SAM - the name of the excellent pianist in Rick's Cafe American
17 LEADING COMMODITY." - usually a business term for 'major material or farm product', but often said for other things. Here it's used for 'people'.
18 LETTERS - Here, they are 'letters of transit' - a visa to leave Casablanca.

ESL LESSON LISTENING SCRIPT

Casablanca, city of HOPE and DESPAIR located in French Morocco in North Africa - the meeting place of ADVENTURERS, FUGITIVES, REFUGEES lured into this danger-swept OASIS by the hope of escape to the Americas. But they're all TRAPPED for there is no escape. Against this FASCINATING background is WOVEN the story of an IMPERISHABLE love and the enthralling SAGA of six DESPERATE PEOPLE each in Casablanca to keep an appointment with DESTINY "I was willing to shoot Captain Renault and I'm willing to shoot you. All right Major, you asked for it!" "You knew how much I loved you, how much I still love you." "I know a GOOD DEAL MORE about you than you suspect. I know, for instance, that you're in love with a woman. It's perhaps a STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCE that we both should love the same woman." "What do you want for SAM?" "I don't buy and sell human beings." "That's too bad, that's Casablanca's LEADING COMMODITY." "You can ask any price you want, but you must give me those letters. I tried to reason with you; I tried everything. Now I want those letters."

ESL LESSON LEARNING QUIZ - Fill in the blanks with the most correct word or words.

desperate people___leading commodity___oasis ___strange circumstance___destiny.

1 After a long drive in the desert, the adventurers finally arrived at an ____________.
2 The ____________ were refugees from a civil war in their home country.
3 Layla really thinks it's her ____________ to be a great rock guitarist.
4 It's a ____________ that I see that girl everywhere I go!
5 Blueberries are the ____________ in my hometown.

พูด
ภาษาอังกฤษ
การสนทนา
发言
英语
谈话
hablar
Inglés
comversation
말하다
영어
대화
nói
tiếng Anh
cuộc trò chuyện
話す
英語
会話
parler
Anglais
conversation
बोलना
अंग्रेजी
बातचीत
التحدث باللغة الإنجليزية
المحادثة الإنجليزية
говорить
Английский
разговор
falar
Inglês
conversa
mówić
Angielski
rozmowa

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