If you go to any of these places are you a customer, a visitor or a member of the audience?
If you go to the theatre, cinema, or circus you are a member of the audience.
If you go to a museum, zoo, fun fair, or art gallery, you're a customer or a visitor.
If you go to a disco or casino, you're a customer.
If you go to a casino, you're a customer (or a mug).
What do you do when you're there?
You go to the cinema to watch a film or a movie. You can say, "I'm going to the cinema / films / flicks / pictures." We also call it the silver screen.
You go to the theatre to watch the performance, it could be a play, a show, a musical, a gig, a pantomime, a puppet show, an opera or a ballet.
You go to a museum or an art gallery to see an exhibition.
You go to a casino to gamble and to try and win money, but you'll probably lose it instead.
You go to a zoo to watch or look at or see the animals.
You go to a disco to listen to music and dance.
You go to a circus to watch the acts.
You go to a fun fair to go on the rides, see the side shows, and to play the games.
Buying a ticket:-
- “I`d like one adult and one child for Cinema 3, please.”
- “Can I get one ticket for the matinee?”
- “Are there any seats left for the 1:45 show?”
"I'd like a large popcorn and a small soft drink please. Do those nachos come with cheese? Oh and I’ll have a box of chocolates too. Thanks."
Mr. and Mrs. Smith are trying to decide what to do at the weekend. Mr. Smith is reading the entertainment section in the newspaper.
|Mr Smith:||There's a new casino opening. Do you fancy going this weekend?|
|Mrs Smith:||No way! It's a mug's game.|
|Mr Smith:||Well how about seeing a film instead?|
|Mrs Smith:||I don’t know. What's on?|
|Mr Smith:||Blood Diamond is showing. I quite fancy seeing that.|
|Mrs Smith:||Oh dear. I don’t think I want to watch that one. The reviews say it is a very violent flick.|
|Mr Smith:||We could go to the theatre and see a play instead.|
|Mrs Smith:||That’s a good idea! I think Calendar Girls is still playing. I heard on the radio that it is a wonderful stage play.|
|Mr Smith:||Oh. Well to be honest, I would rather go to a concert and hear some good music.|
|Mrs Smith:||Well we haven't been to a concert in ages, but I still fancy the theatre.|
|Mr Smith:||Well why don't we go to the matinee performance and then take in a concert later?|
|Mrs Smith:||What a good idea. Phone up the box office and book some tickets.|