Apr 022013

In this week’s 6 Minute English: Do films like Les Miserables make you cry? Rob and Feifei discuss why we love to watch films that bring out an emotional response, and cause us to blub and sob.

We hear how watching a film gives us a chance to let our emotions out and learn several expressions to describe crying and feeling upset.

This week’s question:

Which film won the most ever Oscar awards?

a) Ben Hur

b) Slumdog Millionaire

c) Gone With The Wind

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.



to burst into tears: to start crying loudly and suddenly
misty-eyed: feeling that you might start to cry
a weepy: a film that makes you cry
a tearjerker: (also) a film that makes you cry
to blub: to cry noisily
a sob story: a story someone tells to get sympathy
goose bumps: small bumps on your skin caused by being scared, excited, upset or cold
to cry your heart out: to cry uncontrollably
it’s a crying shame: it’s regrettable, unfortunate or unfair
to cry over spilt milk: to waste time worrying about something small or something that cannot be changed


6 Minute English – Why we love a film that makes us cry Transcript Video


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