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BOOK OF LIFE (2014)****
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(focus on remembering where we came from)

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Contains 15 movie quotes & 9 Academic Words (AWL*).
Here is a story rich in the culture and beauty of Mexico about three friends who grow up in the town of San Angel.  Manolo (Diego Luna) is destined to be a bull fighter, Joaquin, (Channing Tatum) a great hero, and Maria  (Zoe Saldana), must choose one of them to be her husband.  But Manolo only wants to play music and Joaquin doesn't know how to truly be a hero.  Meanwhile, Chakal , the bad guy, wants to destroy the town.  Directed by  Jorge R. Gutiérrez with Ice Cube, Danny Trejo,  Cheech Marin.  Rated PG (95 min.) mike laib  2015.


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3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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