resources for esl students and teachers

Here is another movie trailer to help you learn/practice English:
Mystic River

Here's what you do:
  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch the first 1:20 of the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)
  3. Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.
  4. Check your answers.


1. At the beginning of the clip, what is the cop looking at?:
  The neighborhood where he grew up
  The crime scene
  The view of Boston

2. What does the man (Tim Robbins) tell the small boy?:
  That he used to play on this street
  Not to play on the street
  Not to tell his mom that he plays on the street

3. How did Jimmy's daughter look at him before she died?:
  Like she really loved him
  The same way she always did
  Like she was prepared to never see him again

4. Brendan tells the cops that he:
  would never kill her
  would never hurt her
  didn't really love her

5. The dead girl's father (Sean Penn):
  knows why he feels guilty about her death
  doesn't know why he feels guilty about her death
  doesn't feel guilty about her death



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