[Listening Difficult] Movie Reviews

Pre-Listening Exercise

What movie rating systems or guidelines are used in different countries to determine the appropriateness for different audiences? In the United States, the classifications of “G,” “PG,” “PG-13,” “R,” and “NR-17” (See Motion Picture Association of America for more details). What rating systems are used to rank the quality of movies?


a flop” = a bad movie
Don’t see that movie. It was a real flop. The acting and the special effects were terrible.”

catch a movie” = watch a movie
I plan on catching a movie if I get bored over the weekend.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.