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The English We Speak – BBC

To pull something out of the hat Summary Feifei has a nice surprise for Rob – tickets to see their favourite singer. It’s an unexpected surprise but where did she get them from? Rob uses an expression which leads to some confusion. Maybe this programme will pull an explanation out of the hat?! http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-160816

English at Work – BBC

Mr Lime’s grapefruit Mr Lime is not happy. He ordered grapefruit from Tip Top Trading, but he got pineapples. Time to say sorry! Anna has to apologise and sort everything out. How embarrassing! Apologising This episode explores language for apologising. Phrases from the programme: I’m really sorry to hear that. That’s totally unacceptable. It must …

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The Firm – Recruiting…

This first film adaptation of a John Grisham novel is a crackerjack popcorn movie that satisfies even though it radically changes the last half of the book. The novel’s dynamic setup is intact: Mitch McDeere, a hot law graduate (a well-suited Tom Cruise), finds a dream job in a luxurious Memphis law firm. His superiors …

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Wall Street

An ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) is lured into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage when he is seduced by the power, status and financial wizardry of Wall Street legend Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas). But he soon discovers that the pursuit of overnight riches comes at a price that’s too high to pay.   …

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Goodness Gracious Me

Goodness Gracious Me is a BBC English-language sketch comedy show originally aired on BBC Radio 4 from 1996 to 1998 and later televised on BBC Two from 1998 to 2001. The ensemble cast were four British Indian actors, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia. The show explored the conflict and integration between traditional Indian culture and modern British life. Some sketches reversed the roles to view the British …

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Swimming With Sharks

Gullible Guy (Frank Whaley) lands a job as personal assistant to Buddy Ackerman (Kevin Spacey), a repulsive, cutthroat studio exec. Guy is eager to climb the ladder of success, but Buddy stops at nothing to grab credit and foil Guy’s plans. What Buddy doesn’t know is that the tables are about to turn — in …

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The Score

When expert safecracker Nick Wells (De Niro) decides it might be time to settle down with his girlf riend Diane (Oscar® nominee*** Ang ela Bassett) and stick to his legitimate business, running a jazz nightc lub in Montreal, his frien d and partner Max (Brando) has other plans. Heavily in debt to a crime boss, …

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Heist

Penniless Joe Moore (Hackman) must do one more job for the fence (Danny DeVito) who has betrayed and blackmailed him. But this will be his most daring holdup ever–stealing a shipment of Swiss gold ingots–as he strives to evade the law, stay one step ahead of the partners he does not trust and find a …

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Network

Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch star in this satire of the news industry. When an anchorman has a breakdown on-air, threatening to kill himself on live TV.       Check https://www.amazon.com/Network-Faye-Dunaway/dp/B002M87W1I/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1470376977&sr=1-1&keywords=network

Tin Men

Cruise back to Baltimore 1963, to the time and turf of a rare American breed: the “tin man” (aluminum siding salesman). Two less-than-honest rivals in the tin game (Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito) meet in a fender bender, but their bruised egos and quick tempers turn the minor accident into a major vendetta against each …

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