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Master and Commander

Master and Commander

Date: Apr 14 2004

簡介

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

In Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Russell Crowe plays Lucky Jack Aubrey, the captain of the H.M.S. Surprise during the Napoleonic Wars. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It’s a mission that can decide the fate of a nation – or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew. 
Miguel watched Master and Commander last week. Listen to him tell John about it.

Dialog

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

Miguel

Miguel

John

John

Miguel:  Have you seen Master and Commander yet?

John:  Isn’t that movie with Russell Crowe?

Miguel:  Yeah. It’s Russell Crowe and then, seems like about a hundred other guys who are all on this boat. It’s really a pretty cool story.

John:  You know, I usually don’t like Russell Crowe that much.

Miguel:  Yeah. I’m actually not a big fan of him either, but this movie made me start thinking I might change my mind.

John:  What was it about him that you liked this time? Was it the clothes that he wore?

Miguel:  No, it wasn’t so much the costumes. It’s just that he plays kind of a heroic figure. He’s the captain of a ship. And, uh, he actually turns out to be a really nice guy. And, also, he’s victorious in battle, so he just, he seems like a guy to admire.

John:  Isn’t he kinda type cast like that all the time. I mean, in Gladiator and other movies he always plays that role where he’s the dominant male.

Miguel:  Yeah. That’s true. That’s kind of, uh, that kind of fits his personality. But, he was in Beautiful Mind and that wasn’t quite the same.

John:  That’s right. That was a good movie. So I should go see Master and Commander?

Miguel:  I’d definitely recommend it. I think it won the Academy Award for best cinematography and it definitely lived up to the award.

 

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討論

I saw Master and Commander when it first came out in theaters last November, but I had forgotten all about it. I’m glad Miguel reminded me of it, because it’s a really good film. I think it might be worth seeing again.
See you at the movies!
Zach

 

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Ifody

Madagascar

It's a good movie

12:01 PM May 30 2009 |

OndinadeOliveira

Brazil

Thanks

I like very much this movie

great

07:37 PM May 22 2009 |

OndinadeOliveira

Brazil

Thanks its great

12:14 AM May 22 2009 |

gentle whisper

Syrian Arab Republic

Thanks it is nice

06:50 AM May 19 2009 |

Okhotsk

Hong Kong

the movie is awful boring it’s waste on time
very good

05:26 PM Mar 04 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

the movie is awful boring it's waste on time when u'll want see

08:26 PM Dec 10 2008 |

Swan

Swan

Morocco

i like it though ;)

10:32 AM May 30 2008 |

Swan

Swan

Morocco

aye guys we still need the audio of dialogue

10:31 AM May 30 2008 |

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

i have learn so many new words..thnk

02:47 PM May 18 2008 |

sky46

sky46

Viet Nam

i have not seen it yet but i like Russel

03:15 PM Mar 16 2008 |

ilsoon

South Korea

Well, The text is too difficult for me.

12:09 PM Mar 05 2008 |

bon_voyage

Bangladesh

it was pretty good one…:)

06:01 PM Jan 01 2008 |

littlemiao

littlemiao

China

The text isn`t too difficult , I can understand most of it  , I think . And you ?

02:11 AM May 15 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

what movie boring

12:42 AM May 03 2007 |

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