Watch the video once from the beginning to the end. Then try to answer the questions. If you don't know the answers, click on the help-links to jump to different parts of the video, and you will find the information you need!
  1. Which of the following adjectives would you use to describe the middle-aged man's feelings? Help!
    • bored
    • confused
    • relieved
    • annoyed
    • proud
    • happy
    • insecure
    • surprised
  2. What kind of accent does the policeman at the beginning of the video have? Help!
    • He speaks English with a Spanish accent.
    • He speaks English with an Italian accent.
    • He speaks English with a German accent.
  3. What happened to the brown haired girl? Help!
    • She lost her job.
    • When she flew to Rome her plane almost crashed.
    • She and her boyfriend broke up.
  4. How high does the old man claim his IQ to be? Help!
    • 150/160
    • 160/170
    • 110/120
This video unit deals with a movie trailer. If you want to learn a new language, watching movies or television shows is a very good way to get better. It will make your pronunciation more natural, and you can learn hundreds and thousands of new words and phrases without writing boring vocabulary cards…
So don't be afraid to watch movies in English! If you think that this is still too difficult for you, use English (!) subtitles! That way you will also learn how to spell the words you hear! It couldn't be better!
Before you start watching the video, collect a little bit of information about the director, Woody Allen… Use the dictionary (bottom right of your screen) to look up words that you don't know!
Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over half a century.
He began as a comedy writer in the 1950s, penning jokes and scripts for television and also publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen started performing as a stand-up comic, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comic, he developed the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful nebbish, which he insists is quite different from his real-life personality.2 In 2004, Comedy Central3 ranked Allen in fourth place on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics, while a UK survey ranked Allen as the third greatest comedian.4
By the mid-1960s Allen was writing and directing films, first specializing in slapstick comedies before moving into more dramatic material influenced by European art films during the 1970s. He is often identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late '70s.5 Allen often stars in his own films, typically in the persona he developed as a standup. Some of the best-known of his over 40 films are Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Midnight in Paris (2011), and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985). Critic Roger Ebert has described Allen as "a treasure of the cinema".6
He is also a jazz clarinetist who performs regularly at small venues in Manhattan.
The movie is about American tourists in Rome. Therefore, it might be helpful to practise some travel-vocabulary! Read through the word lists below and use the vocabulary trainer to learn them!
    • sightseeing(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the practice of going out and looking at things, usually sights
    • Example:
      • Sightseeing is a popular reason to visit San Francisco.
  • go sightseeing
    • go sightseeing(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • They often go sightseeing when they are on holiday.
  • sights
    • sights(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • the things worth seeing in a particular place
    • Example:
      • Which sights can you recommend in London?
  • have a look at
    • have a look at(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • You must have a look at the old castle.
      • Synonym(s):
        look at
  • tourist
    • tourist, tourists(noun)
    • Definition:
      • someone who travels for pleasure rather than for business
    • Example:
      • Many tourists visit New York City every year.
    • tourist information(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a public place which offers information to tourists
    • Example:
      • We should go to the tourist information to get a map of the city.
    • visit[ˈvɪzɪt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to go and meet (a person) or see (a place)
    • Example:
      • I'm just visiting for the day.
  • visitor
    • visitor, visitors[ˈvɪzɪtə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • someone staying as a guest; someone who pays a visit to a specific place or event
    • Example:
      • Just a few visitors are at the museum today.
    • guide, guides[ɡaɪd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation
    • Example:
      • The guide showed us around the city.
  • attraction
    • attraction, attractions[əˈtɹæk.ʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an event or location that has a tendency to arouse the interest of people
    • Example:
      • The new mall should be a major attraction.
  • tourist attraction
    • tourist attraction, tourist attractions(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an event or location that has a tendency to arouse the interest of tourists
    • Example:
      • The cathedral is a major tourist attraction.

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Imagine you are staying in Rome for a week – write a postcard to your best friend! Afterwards, compare your text to the sample solution!
Dear Alice!
We arrived in Rome yesterday and so far, everything is just great! The weather is fabulous and I have already fallen in love with the city! We did some sight-seeing today and that was very impressive. And the people here are so nice! I love the way they speak and their good humour! And the food – oh, the food is overwhelmingly good! When the vacation is over, I will be big and fat!
I hope you are well and I'm looking forward to seeing you in two weeks and showing you all the photos I'm taking!

Now you are sitting in a cafe on Piazza del Campidoglio and drinking a cup of coffee. You have a newspaper with you and you do the crossword puzzle.

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