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See a film? watch a movie?

Do you like movies? Which word should we use? To see or to watch?

Generally to watch is a now activity:

Watch the movie! (Pay attention to the movie now!)I am watching a movie.I was watching the movie when my phone rang.
And to see is less time-specific:

I saw a movie.Have you seen that movie?Let's go see the movie.
Note also that the use of cinema or (movie) theater depends on where you are. In the US people go to the movies, but in other places they go to the cinema.


If you live in England you might say, "I went to the cinema to watch a movie."If you live in the US, you will say, "I went to the movies to make out with my girlfriend."

Structural conversion 1 (tenses)

1. I have never been given such a nice present before.
It's the nicest present I have ever been given.

2. He's never flown by Concorde before.
It's the first time he's (ever) flown by Concorde.

3. It's a long time since he visited us.
He hasn't visited us for a long time.

4. When did you leave school?
How long ago did you leave school?
How long is it since you left school?

5. The last time I saw her was a months ago.
I haven't seen her for a month.

6. He joined the golf club ten months ago.
He has been a member of the golf club for ten months.

7. It's a month since she moved to Austria.
She moved to Austria a month ago.

8. She started English lessons a year ago.
She has been taking/having English lessons for a year.
It's a year since she started taking/having English lessons.

9. Having had dinner, I went to bed.
After having dinner, I went to bed.
After I ha…


I was wondering who remember these peace-loving idealists now? Surely I would like to recommend to all of you this old movie with great songs, this one is my favourite sceen of that movie. Hair is a 1979 film based on the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam wardraftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center.

More about it you can read in Wikpedia.

There are lyrics for this song. Not very difficult to understand, I guess :)

I got life, mother
I got laughs, sister
I got freedom, brother
I got good times, man

I got crazy ways, daughter
I got million-dollar charm, cousin
I got headaches and toothaches
And bad times too
Like you

I got my hair
I got my head
I got my brains
I got my ears
I got my eyes
I got my nose
I got my mouth
I got my teeth
I got my tongue
I got my chin
I got my neck
I got my tits
I got my heart
I got my soul
I got my back
I got my ass
I got my arms
I got my hands
I got my fingers
Got my legs
I got my feet
I got my toes
I got my li…