Tuesday, 4 August 2015

CPE REVIEW Sample Tomorrowland

A REVIEW : 280 – 320 words

This task comes from the book «  UPSTREAM PROFICIENCY » by Virginia Evans (Author), Lynda Edwards (Author)

I watched quite recently an American science-fiction film entitled "Tomorowland", which was produced by Brad Pitt and stars George Clooney.  It was released in 2015 and set mainly in Enchanted Kingdom-like theme parks in the USA.
The film tells the story of a teenager bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor, who embark on a dangerous mission to unearth the secrets of a mysterious place. The story begins with the opening of "The Universal Exhibition" in 1964.  A young man comes to present his latest invention and somehow finds himself propelled into a futuristic town, to which only the greats inventors and  scientists have access. The plot follows with ups and downs as the main two characters  tackle a series of problems, living unexpected events which will forever change the face of the world and their own destiny. The film offers a  spectacular insight of a futuristic world thanks to its  3D-effects, and is gripping enough to retain the viewer’s interest throughout the end. 

What makes Tomorrowland ideal for English learners is that it suits students of all levels, as words can be easily picked up by associating them to the images in the screen. In addition to this, its light-hearted plot fits young people and families. 

On this account, I strongly recommend watching  "Tomorrowland" as an additional material to English courses, regardless of the level. Watching it does not only enable students to learn new words, fixed phrases and idioms, but it is also of great help in terms of listening practice.

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