The English through Films series uses trailers and film excerpts to help you improve your listening skills…

A Cure for Wellness is a psychological horror thriller about a young executive who is sent to a mysterious rehabilitation centre in the Swiss Alps to bring back his company’s CEO. The film will be released on February 17, 2017.

There is a sickness inside us, rising like the bile that leaves that bitter taste at the back of our throats. It’s there in every one of you sitting around the table…

English Gym

Now it’s time to work a little more on your English and build some language muscle…

Understanding it better...

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Ready to review your lesson? Good! Let’s start!

A bit of language work...

Let’s work a little on a couple of language points:

  1. Look at this sentence from the trailer:
    There is no cure!
    How would you rewrite this sentence if you wanted to use “not” instead of “no”?
  2. Let’s compare the pronunciation of the following similar-looking words:
    clean /kliːn/
    cleanse /klenz/

    Yes, the have very different pronunciations!
Moving on to production and communication...

Time to work on your communication skills by making comments, discussing the post, and interacting with others:

  1. What is your favourite film genre?
  2. What do you think of A Cure for Wellness based on the trailer you have watched? Would you like to watch this film when it is released?
  3. As usual, if you have any other questions about this post, if there is something you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask.