Mar 062014

In this week’s 6 Minute English – Cinema etiquette with transcript video:
When you go to the cinema, does the sound of people eating popcorn and drinking noisily really annoy you?
Movie-goers have plenty of bad habits, but what is the proper way to behave – or the etiquette -when you visit the cinema?
Rob and Neil hear about two film critics who got so annoyed with bad cinema behaviour that they drew up a list of rules of what people should and shouldn’t do at the cinema, and they talk about one very badly-behaved member of the audience.

According to the Guinness World Records, which country was the biggest box of popcorn ever served in? Was it:
a) Finland
b) Croatia
c) The USA


6 Minute English - Cinema etiquette

Vocabulary and definitions
etiquette: acceptable and expected behaviour in a particular situation
multiplex: a large building that contains many separate cinema screens
distractions: things that stop you concentrating on something else
auditorium: the place in a cinema or theatre where the audience sits
surround-sound: a system of three of more loudspeakers that allows the listeners to hear realistic sound all around them
film critic: a person who writes about or broadcasts their thoughts about films
dual screening: watching two different screens at the same time
bad manners: unacceptable behaviour which doesn’t show respect for other people
code of conduct: set of rules about how to behave in a certain situation
bugbears: things that annoy or irritate you
slurping: making a loud sucking noise when you drink something
a big no-no: something most people don’t like

6 Minute English – Cinema etiquette Transcript Video


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