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  • Watch a movie today

    Perfect English your way!Presented by: Shuo WANGEmail: vivian.wang@sohu.com

  • Movie English v.s. Music English

    Movie2nd best way to hone a foreign language

    Lower your expectation and enjoy the FUN! Do NOT try to understand every single word. Pick up certain useful words and expressions. Appreciate the beauty of the story.

  • Kate & LeopoldBy James Mangold and Steven Rogers

    Meg Ryan .... Kate McKay Hugh Jackman .... Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boy friend, Stuart, lives above her apartment and finds the space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time. He goes back to the eighteen hundreds and takes pictures of the place. Leopold, a man living in the 1870's, was puzzled by Stuart's tiny camera and decides to follow him and they both ended up in this century. Leopold is clueless about his new surroundings. He gets help and insights from Charlie who thinks that Leopold is an actor who is always in character. Leopold is a highly intelligent man and tries his best to learn and even improve the modern conveniences that he encounters.

  • Background informationNYC-- New York City--the big appleNew York Statea. Founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam. Renamed by the English in honor of the Duke of York.b. New York City--the financial center of the nation Albany--the capital of New York State

  • Leopolds accent

    Duke of Albany in the 19th century

    Hugh Jackman from Sydney, Australia

  • The nobility hierarchy King & Queen Prince & Princess Duke & Duchess Marquess & Marchioness Earl & Countess Viscount & Viscountess Baron & Baroness

  • Right before watching the movie (1)Why did Stuart laugh which attracted Leopolds attention?What kind of device did Leopold study up on?Where is the portal, or crack in time?

  • Words (1)Erection n. A construction, a buildingThe process of filling with blood (ED)

  • WordsHoncho--one who is in charge; a manager or leader

    the Met--the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY

  • Dialogue (3 Kate&Leopold)Kate (K): Stuart, you forgot the pointy thing! Stuart Look, this is not complex. He gave me the palm pilot but he forgot the pointy thing.Leopold (L): Ive been warned about you.K: Oh, really? And what pray tell did the great disappointment say?L: That you were dangerous, though you hardly look it.K: Oh, really?L: L lady in trousers isnt dangerous, merely plain. I take it youre a career woman.K: Yeah, market research.L: Mm, fine avocation for women, research. Perfect for the feminine mind.K: Huh, youre a trip, Lionel.L: I myself once courted a librarian in Sussex.K: Oh. Good for you.L: I must confess I feel as though weve met on a previous occasion.

  • Dialogue (3 Policewoman&Leopold)Policewoman (P): Are you going to remove that?Leopold (L): I beg your pardon?P: Pick it up and put it in the trash.L: Absolutely not.P: Maybe you dont understand. Its against the law to leave it there.L: Are you suggesting, madam, there exists a law compelling gentlemen to lay hold of canine bowel movements?P: Im suggesting you pick the poop up and throw it away now.L: I refuse. Respectfully.P: All right. Whats your name, fancy pants?L: LeopoldAlexis Elijawalker Thomas Garrett Mountbatten.P: All right Stuart. Have a nice day.

  • Sweet talksYou are a rarity among women. (JJ)

    Youve made an impression on me Youre gracefulthe bottom line is I like you. (Charlie)

  • ApologizingIm truly sorry if Ive offended you in any way. (Leopold)

    Dear Katharine! I behaved as an imbecile last night animated in part by drink, in part by your beauty, and in part by my own foolish pride. And for that Im profoundly sorry. Please accept as a gesture of apology a private dinner on the rooftop tonight at 8:00. (Women respond to sincerity.)My apologies. (to Charlie)

  • Colloquial expressionsI blew my best years on you. (Kate)

    Where the hell am I? (Leopold)What the hell was that? (Charlie)

    How much RAM do I need to properly run OS9.6?

    Hes really gotta go outBack in five. (Stuart)

    Good for you. (Kate)

    You dont mind my being frank, do you? (JJ)

  • Colloquial expressionsSomeone has to keep an eye on him. (Stuart) to keep an eye on to see to

    Its unbelievable. (Charlie) Its incredible/amazing/marvelous!

    Isnt that cool! (Charlie)

  • Colloquial expressionsIm going to get you. (Kate)

    I doubt it. (Charlie)

    Might I have a word (with you)? (Leopold)

    --You look fantastic. --I got a date.

    Dont powder your nose for too long.

  • DiningL: May I have the next course?K: There is no next course.Appetizer/starter (soup, wine, salad)Main course (steak, fries, potato)Dessert (cake, coffee, ice cream)

  • FruitsC: Kate, maybe youd want a kiwi for the subway.K: Thats a papaya, Charlie.

    watermelon, cherry, apricot, peach, grapefruit, honeydew, star fruit, avocado

  • Intriguing remarks:Leopold:Marriage is the promise of eternal love.Kate:The whole love thing is just a grown-up version of Santa Claus.

    Whats YOUR view towards love and marriage?

  • Difference between the person you love and likeIn front of the person you love, your heart beats faster.But in front of the person you like, you get happy.

    In front of the person you love, winter seems like spring.But in front of the person you like, winter is just beautiful winter.

    If you look into the eyes of the one you love,you blush. But if you look into the eyes of the one you like,you smile.

    In front of the person you love, you can't say everything on your mind. But in front of the person you like, you can.

  • Difference between the person you love and likeIn front of the person you love, you tend to get shy. But in front of the person you like, you can show your own self.

    You can't look straight into the eyes of the one you love. But you can always smile into the eyes of the one you like.

    When the one you love is crying, you cry with them. But when the one you like is crying, you end up comforting.

    The feeling of love starts from the eye. But the feeling of like starts from the ear.

    So if you stop liking a person you used to like,all you need to do is cover your ears.But if you try to close your eyes, love turns into a drop of tear and remains in your heartforever ...