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A Korean movie has won four Oscars. The Oscars is a very important awards show. It is the most important award show for movies. The Korean movie is called Parasite. It is directed by Bong Joon Ho. It won the Oscar for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Movie and Best Picture. Best picture is the most important Oscar every year.

Parasite has won many awards but the Oscars are the most important. Best Picture is the most important Oscar. Not many people thought that Parasite could win Best Picture. It has never been won by a non-English language movie before.

The Oscar wins have made people aware of Korean movies. There are many Korean movies that have been popular in other countries. Now, even more people are becoming interested in Korean movies.

Difficult words

Director (n): A person who is in charge of making a film.

Original (adj): Being special and the first of its kind.

Screenplay (n): The script of a movie.

Foreign (adj): Something from a different country.

Aware (adj): Knowing about something.

Activities

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Match the Synonym!

 1. Director  A. Special
 2. Original  B. Film script.
 3. Screenplay  C. Knowing
 4. Foreign  D. Boss of a movie.
 5. Aware  E.  Different country.

True or False?

1.  A Russian film has won four Oscars. T / F

2. The film won for Best Director. T / F

3. The film is called Parasite. T / F

4.  Everyone knew Parasite would win Best Picture. T / F

5. Not many Korean films have been popular in other countries. T / F

Unscramble the sentence!

1. has / Korean movie / A / Oscars / four / won

2. the / important / is / award / It / show / most

3. won / many / Parasite / awards / has

4. is / the / Best Picture / important / Oscar / most

5. are / Korean / There / movies / many

Listening and Vocabulary

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Awards Directed Important
Interested Popular Language

A Korean movie has won four Oscars. The Oscars is a very (1)______________ awards show. It is the most important award show for movies. The Korean movie is called Parasite. It is (2)___________ by Bong Joon Ho. It won the Oscar for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Movie and Best Picture. Best picture is the most important Oscar every year.

Parasite has won many (3)____________ but the Oscars are the most important. Best Picture is the most important Oscar. Not many people thought that Parasite could win Best Picture. It has never been won by a non-English (4)_____________ movie before.

The Oscar wins have made people aware of Korean movies. There are many Korean movies that have been (5)____________ in other countries. Now, even more people are becoming (6)____________ in Korean movies.

Conversation Questions

Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:

1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?
2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?
3. What do you think of this story?
4. What is your favourite movie?
5. What is the worst movie you ever watched?
6. Are you more likely to watch a movie if it won an Oscar?
7. Do you think the Oscars need more diversity?
8. How can the Oscars be made more diverse?
9. Do you pay attention to the Oscars?
10. Have you thought a movie should win an Oscar but it didn’t?
11. Have you watched Parasite?
12. Have you watched any other Korean movies?
13. Does your country have a strong movie industry?
14. Are cinemas popular in your country?
15. Do you prefer to watch movies at home or at the cinema?
16. Are American movies popular in your country?
17. Do you have a favourite director?
18. Do you have a favourite actor?
19. What is your favourite movie genre?
20. What is a good movie you watched recently?