Most audiences know Scarlett Johansson from the blockbuster The Avengers. In the movies, Scarlett successfully portrayed the image of a charismatic and mysterious spy. She became an indispensable member of the avengers. Before she gained global fame from these superhero movies, she had also participated in many movie projects. She undoubtedly is an active and amazing actress.


Today, let’s look at some of lines from those classic characters she used to play:

Are you afraid of anything, Tom Booker?

Of growing old. Being of no use. —— The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part. —— The Horse Whisperer (1998)

I’ve heard you help people with horse problems.

Truth is, I help horses with people problems. —— The Horse Whisperer (1998)

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 I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.

You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. —— Lost in Translation (2003)

I just feel so alone, even when I’m surrounded by other people. —— Lost in Translation (2003)

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What’s “God”?

Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you. —— The Island (2005)

Just cause people wanna eat the burger doesn’t mean they wanna meet the cow.—— The Island (2005)

Thanks for doing this.

That’s all right. I’d like to think you’d do the same thing if you were me. —— The Island (2005)


Why not? Life is short. Life is dull. Life is full of pain. And this is a chance for something special.——Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Maria Elena used to say that only unfulfilled love can be romantic.——Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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Ignorance brings chaos, not knowledge.——Lucy (2014)

Time is the only true unit of measure. It gives proof to the existence of matter. Without time, we don’t exist.——Lucy (2014)

We’re so driven by power and profit.——Lucy (2014)

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

1. when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it?

want something really bad: to have a strong desire for something. The word “bad” here is an adverb, meaning “extremely”.

  • She love this song so bad
  • He needs some helps really bad.

2. We’re so driven by power and profit.

be driven by…: Someone who is driven is so determined to achieve something or be successful that all of their behavior is directed towards this aim.

  • People are driven by fame.
  • Philosophers are driven by a strong thirst for knowledge.

Please use one of the two collocations to write down your own sentences, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

That’s all for today. See you all next time!