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Aug 26, 2023

In the second part of our chat with Cara Leopold. (Link to first part), we discuss the movie Groundhog Day. The episode is meant to be like a Movie Club. 

Cara Leopold is the creator of the Leo Listening Movie Club where she helps film-loving English learners understand and discuss movies together so they can master conversational English. 

Back-to-School Movie Challenge

From September 13th-20th Cara is organising the Back-to-School Movie Challenge, a 1-week taste of what it's like to be in a movie club. By watching and discussing school-themed movies together, you’ll learn new vocabulary, catch fast-spoken English and practice your speaking and writing skills with other movie-loving English learners. The challenge includes access to a discussion forum as well as a live Zoom session at the end to chat with me and other film lovers about the movie clips.

Time stamps

0:00:01 Introduction to Groundhog Day and Movie Challenge

 0:02:00 Groundhog Day

0:07:16 Childhood Impressions and Expectations

0:07:57 Hilarious Moments that Cracked Me Up

0:08:09 Appreciating Comedy and Bill Murray's Humor

0:09:28 The stages

0:11:34 Making the best of any situation

0:13:20 Profound Character Development

0:15:32 Speculations on the Length of Phil's Time Loop

0:17:32 Phil Murray's Versatility in Comedy and Drama 

0:19:03 A Subtle and Brilliant Performance by Phil Murray

0:22:36 Discussing the usefulness and cultural context of certain expressions

0:25:25 Appreciating memorable scenes and lessons from the movie


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Back-to-School Movie Challenge