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The DaVinci Code

The DaVinci Code

Date: May 24 2006

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

For thousands of years, people have been searching for the Holy Grail. Some legends say that the person who has the Holy Grail will have eternal life, good health, and immense wealth.

But no one, as far as anyone knows, has ever found it.

The movie The DaVinci Code, which is based on the best-selling book by author Dan Brown, is about the conspiracy of secret societies to keep the Holy Grail hidden and protected.

Listen to Emily and Dave talk about The DaVinci Code.

Dialog

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

Emily

Emily

Dave

Dave

Emily:  Have you read DaVinci Code?

Dave:  Well, I read it, I read it when I was in Thailand, and I was resistant to it because it was one of these pop culture, popular books.

Emily:  Mm hmm. What did you think?

Dave:  I read it and I was really impressed. I liked it. It’s, like, smart, smart…

Emily:  Interesting.

Dave:  ...fiction, and interesting.

Emily:  Yeah.

Dave:  But very controversial, right? The Catholic Church has come out against it. Opus Dei, um, is not portrayed in a very nice light.

Emily:  No. So, are you going to see the movie?

Dave:  Yeah, I’m actually really excited to see the movie. I like Tom Hanks, first of all. Ron Howard directs it.

Emily:  Yeah.

Dave:  I think it’ll be a good movie. It’s supposed to be the first summer blockbuster.

Emily:  Yeah. I think it’ll be either really good or really stupid.

Dave:  That’s how it usually goes.

 

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討論

The book The DaVinci Code has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making Dan Brown one of the most successful and wealthy fiction writers of all time.

Ever since the book was released in 2003, the Catholic Church has criticized the book for misrepresenting important elements of the Christian faith.

The DaVinci Code contains a lot of secret messages and codes. The book even refers to Kryptos, a statute located at CIA headquarters that contains a number of secret messages. No one, not even the most talented code-breakers in the U.S. military, has been able to break the entire code for Kryptos.

Think you can do it?

Check out this site for more information on Kryptos:

Kryptos

 

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agyeman

Ghana

i really can't wait to read it.i can figure how interesting it will be.Hope to read and and watch.peace*

 

04:14 PM Aug 25 2008 |

agyeman

Ghana

i really can't wait to read it.i can figure how interesting it will be.Hope to read and and watch.peace*

 

04:14 PM Aug 25 2008 |

tobichlinh

tobichlinh

Viet Nam

This is the first lesson I learn on Englishbaby. I thought Englishbaby is not helpful but it don't. Nice to meet you all!

08:52 AM Aug 17 2008 |

agyeman

Ghana

I really love fiction!

                           kisses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01:40 PM Aug 01 2008 |

Mehranf32

Mehranf32

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I don't like this movie because it was an advertisment movie and was for some people like to spend time with some excitement. I don't like this kind of movie. because they're just for entertainment.

11:15 AM May 04 2008 |

Allymay

Taiwan

Perfect.

02:39 PM Mar 06 2008 |

Allymay

Taiwan

 

That's a nice movie.

Nice to meet you and read your article for sharing.

Hope your reply, thanks.

02:38 PM Mar 06 2008 |

Theresia_leonheart

Indonesia

it's a great story. I like the book better than the movie though.

Hi, it's nice to meet you. Hope you can help me improving my english ^^ 

 

05:18 PM Mar 02 2008 |

hight

hight

Serbia and Montenegro

it is definitely a great story, no matter if you read the book or watched the movie… It also doesn't matter do you believe in God or not, or do you believe things in this story might be true or not…it does make everybody think about it… The story itself is good and the way it is written is what really fascinates and keeps readers eye…..

02:06 PM Feb 15 2008 |

ameera

ameera

Saudi Arabia

i have answered the quiz

06:21 AM Feb 05 2008 |

mist64

mist64

Slovenia

Great book and great movie. The mankind is start thinking about religion

09:22 AM Jan 19 2008 |

lllldclove

lllldclove

China

so cool guy!

would u mind learn something from u?well,let's make friends with each other.maybe u can help me to learn English well.

thanks a lot.

11:13 AM Jan 06 2008 |

Jessie hu

China

i ever watched the film.but i don't understand  it thoroughly.

07:21 AM Dec 25 2007 |

tiffanygao

China

I haven't seen the book and the movie till now. I remember the two are very popular in the last two years in China. Maybe I have missed the best time to share them. But it doesn't matter. The internet is convenient so I can see them any time.

02:11 AM Dec 25 2007 |

auutmnyang

China

hello

 

03:06 AM Dec 13 2007 |

auutmnyang

China

hello

 

03:06 AM Dec 13 2007 |

Aly_homeghi

Romania

i didn't read the book already,i will be glade to be friends.We can speak about different things,what is your suggestion?

12:58 PM Dec 06 2007 |

jpeter

jpeter

Rwanda

hey !! aly i saw the movie but now yet read the book but i think i will get it and if you like we can be friends

11:30 AM Dec 06 2007 |

liuziqiong

liuziqiong

China

Nice to know you .would you like make friends with me.I have  only tiny english,so I hope can make friends with you .

05:24 PM Nov 30 2007 |

Aly_homeghi

Romania

well,i'll like to improve my english language skills,so,i would be glad to change some ideas with you,may be,you can halp me.thanks.have a nice day

11:04 AM Nov 28 2007 |

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