Let’s look at a conversation about the new Avengers movie Infinity War. Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers!
Two friends, Jin and Min are talking about the newly released Avengers movie. Their friend Hyo Mi joins the conversation.
Jin: Hey Min, how’s it going?
Min: Not bad, you?
Jin: Pretty good. Hey, did you see the new Avengers movie?
Min: Not yet, but I’m planning to see it tomorrow.
Jin: Cool. I saw it yesterday.
Min: Oh yeah? How was it? (Rejoinder and follow-up question)
Jin: I liked it! There are some funny lines and Thanos…
Min: Stop! That’s enough. Don’t tell me anything else!
Jin: You’re the one who asked how it was.
Hyo Mi joins her friends
Hyo Mi: Hey guys, whatcha talkin’ about? (Whatcha is a relaxed pronunciation of What are you.)
Jin: You haven’t seen the new Avengers movie yet, have you? (Tag question)
Hyo Mi: Not yet, but I really want to! I heard it’s super action-packed!
Min: I sure hope so! It is an action movie after all.
Jin: I saw it there yesterday. You should get tickets in advance before they sell out.
Hyo Mi: Good idea. I’ll get on that soon. Min, you wanna join? (Get on is a phrasal verb that means do in this situation.)
Min: Sounds good. Text me later. I gotta run. I’m supposed to be meeting Sun at the library. (Gotta is the relaxed pronunciation of got to, which means have to and got to run is a phrase we use when we need to leave.)
Hyo Mi: Okay, I’ll text you later.
Min: See you later.
Jin: I have to go too. Good luck on your math test. See you later.
Hyo Mi: Thanks, see ya.
7 Useful Vocabulary Words Related to Movies
flashback: a scene that goes back to events in the past
flash-forward: a scene from the future
premiere: first public showing of a play or movie
sell out: if tickets are all sold out, there are no more available
sequel: a movie that continues the story of an earlier movie (also applies to books)
soundtrack: music that goes with a movie
special effects: visual illusions created through computer graphics, make-up, camera work, or props