LIMITLESS (2011)***
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(focus on power of the mind)

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Contains 18 movie quotes & 28 Academic Words (AWL*).
Scientists say we only use twenty percent of our brain.  An out-of-work writer named Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is handed a pill which allows him to become an overnight genius and regain his girlfriend’s love and respect.  Like all gifts that are too good to be true, this one comes with danger.  Now he attracts the attention of Gennady, an evil loan shark, and Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro) a demanding finance giant.  But most of all, Eddie must learn to master his own mind in this action-thriller. Rated PG-13 (105 min.) mike laib 2011.

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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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