Once I read an article about various kinds of entertainment.
According to it TV, radio and cinema have made great
changes in the entertainments with which people fill their
There was a time when people knew what to do to enjoy
themselves: they played games, sang, played musical
instruments, went out shooting.
Nowadays we can get entertained by the TV, the radio, the
theatre or the cinema. Cinema is available no matter where you
live. You can always find the film you like among horror
films, thrillers, westerns, detective, love, musical films or
Not so long ago most people used to visit cinema every
week. Often cinema houses were overcrowded. But at present
video production has flooded the market and cinema became
I don't go often to the cineme and my friends are not
regular cinema-goers either. But if there is a film, which is a
hit with the public, I do my best to watch it. The last film I
saw was Hollywood remake of Shakespeare's "Romeo and
Juliet". The action takes place in the modern world but all the
rest is just like great Shakespeare had described: people, ancion,
feelings. The original text was used in the film. And I have to
mention that the music was great. I think the actors and the
actresses did their best and looked great. I'll remember the
film for a long time.
1. What are some kinds of entertainment? .
2. How did people entertain themselves when there was no
TV, radio or cinema?
3. What are some kinds of films?
4. Did people use to go to the cinema often?
5. Why are there less cinema-goers now?