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Order of the Phoenix

Order of the Phoenix

Date: Jun 06 2007

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

Intro

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A lot of movies are based on books. People who loved the book often don’t like the movie as much because it leaves some things out. But sometimes the movie perfectly captures the book.

The Order of the Phoenix is a new Harry Potter movie that’s coming out this summer. Like the other Harry Potter movies, it’s based on a fantasy book by J.K. Rowling. Mason likes the books, but The Order of the Phoenix is not his favorite. Yet, he’s excited about the movie. Listen to him tell Marni why.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Marni

Marni

Mason

Mason

Marni:  The new Harry Potter book coming out this summer, but also the new movie. The fifth movie.

Mason:  Which was my least favorite book.

Marni:  Me too…well I don’t know, well…

Mason:  Least favorite. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad book or anything, I’m saying least favorite.

Marni:  Least favorite out of all of them. But it was the longest book…well, you know maybe the next one, and there was a lot going so I feel like sort of need to refresh my memory about all the particular elements of the story.

Mason:  See I feel…my thought is actually completely opposite from that. I remember more of the books and so I’ve disliked the movies a little bit because I remember what they’re leaving out and they have to. But this one, it’s like, since I didn’t like the book all that much, I’m going to be happy that they condense it, only take the best parts and make it look pretty on the movie screen. Have you seen the trailer?

Marni:  I haven’t.

Mason:  Oh my God, go, like, today and watch the trailer. It’s so good!

Marni:  Oh that’s great. I think that’s an interesting point too because they take a lot of artistic license with film but we’ll have to see what they edit out. Can’t wait. July.

 

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Discussion

Marni says that there is a new Harry Potter book and movie coming out this summer. The movie is based on the fifth book. Mason likes each of the other books better. He doesn’t dislike The Order of the Phoenix, but he doesn’t love it either.

Since The Order of the Phoenix is the longest Harry Potter book so far, Marni is glad they are making a movie out of it so she can better recall the plot. Mason is also glad they are making a movie of The Order of the Phoenix but for a different reason. Since he didn’t like the book all that much, so he hopes that only the good parts will be in the movie and make the story better.

What’s your favorite movie that’s based on a book? How do the two versions of the story compare?

 

Comments

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vitas帅

vitas帅

China

I love it.that’s all

07:16 AM Sep 22 2013 |

bernard90

bernard90

Russian Federation

I like Harry Potter so much, though I didn’t read any book of this story. Also I like twilight, I read all this books, in spite of many people hate it. I have found interesting books and films equally.

01:08 PM Jan 21 2012 |

redlove_cri

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love harry potter and his storry

06:04 PM Jan 26 2011 |

Kbrr

Kbrr

Turkey

what can i say as u know gorgeous!

08:53 PM Aug 06 2008 |

pink_gurl

pink_gurl

Kuwait

I like Emma watson she very nice .

09:36 PM Jun 29 2008 |

pink_gurl

pink_gurl

Kuwait

I love harry potter films 1 2 3 4 5 I saw it all its sooooo

great film.

09:33 PM Jun 29 2008 |

ola3

ola3Super Member!

Ukraine

Can't wait to read a book and watch a movie to see what they edited out.

01:44 AM Apr 20 2008 |

Alebaby

Alebaby

Chile

Harry Potter Books are my favorites because I learned to read in english with them, I figured that since they were children's books, they were easy to read but I ended up becoming a fan.  My favourite one is the third and my least favourite is the sixth.

11:29 PM Feb 27 2008 |

tunguyenria3@yahoo.com

Viet Nam

i totally agree with Romch because actors in the fifth of Harry Potter films are older and boring.

 

03:05 AM Feb 22 2008 |

wisecat

wisecat

China

i really like harry potter,especially his brave and love

10:52 AM Feb 12 2008 |

mr2kay

mr2kay

Pakistan

yeah we will see that this will be a great movie like the last on

05:29 AM Jan 24 2008 |

solnishka

solnishka

Armenia

I haven't read any of Harry Potter books, bat i watched all 4 movies, and i can say that they keep the viewer in tense

10:54 AM Jan 16 2008 |

Bossy16

Bossy16

Bosnia and Herzegovina

HP rules

 

"Brilliant! It's Potions last thing on Friday! Snape won't have the time to poison us all!"

03:15 PM Jan 15 2008 |

lilmaro'

Egypt

thnx..may i c the movie :p

08:43 AM Jan 03 2008 |

tanysha59

tanysha59

Russian Federation

ummmmmmmm

06:23 PM Dec 06 2007 |

EllaGuo

EllaGuo

Christmas Island

i always heared about the HP,BUT NEVER SEE

05:55 AM Nov 28 2007 |

Veronica Tandra

Indonesia

All in all I really like Harry Potter both novels and movies too. I have got and read the whole novels..:) Anyway, let me say that The Order Phoenix was quite confusing especially for those who haven't read the novel.

But again, it doesn't matter to me:) Go harry Potter.

 

06:08 AM Nov 14 2007 |

Thomm

China

Fuck all the series of Harry Porter!!!!! They're no more than rubbish!!!!!

11:31 AM Nov 04 2007 |

mech_man

Egypt

this movie (harry potter and the order of the phoenix) is a super movie. it is fantastic

09:56 PM Oct 14 2007 |

lolyoshi

lolyoshi

Viet Nam

I read HP's 7th book and I agree with you again. It's so strained. I like an open-ending.I think it'll more interesting.

05:39 PM Oct 04 2007 |

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