The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards (Oscars) presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) since the awards debuted in 1929. In each year’s ceremony, people would pay much attention to the Best Picture winner, because it represents the highest standard of films in Hollywood film industry. 

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Today let’s look at some these amazing lines from those Oscar Best Picture Winner: 💡

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Green Book (2019):

It takes courage to change people’s hearts.

You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.

The world’s full of lonely people afraid to make the first move.

So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I!?

You know, my father used to say, whatever you do, do it 100%. When you work, work. When you laugh, laugh. When you eat, eat like it’s your last meal.

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The King’s Speech (2011)

King Edward VIII: Sorry, I’ve been terribly busy.
King George VI: Doing what?
King Edward VIII: Kinging.

King George VI: If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form a government? Levy a tax? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them.

Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you.
King George VI: My physicians say it relaxes the throat.
Lionel Logue: They’re idiots.
King George VI: They’ve all been knighted.
Lionel Logue: Makes it official then.

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Slumdog Millionaire (2009)

All I want to do is take your money

You think I don’t wake up every morning wishing I didn’t know the answer to that question? If it wasn’t for Ram and Allah, I would still have my mother.

India is at the centre of the world, brother. And I am at the centre of the centre.

Your destiny in on your hands, bhai. You can be me. Or nobody. Understand?

I never forgot. Not for one day. I knew I’d find you in the end. It’s our destiny.

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Schindler’s List (1994)

Oskar Schindler: Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.
Amon Goeth: You think that’s power?
Oskar Schindler: That’s what the Emperor said. A man steals something, he’s brought in before the Emperor, he throws himself down on the ground. He begs for his life, he knows he’s going to die. And the Emperor… pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go.
Amon Goeth: I think you are drunk.
Oskar Schindler: That’s power, Amon. That is power.

Oskar Schindler: They won’t soon forget the name “Oskar Schindler” around here. “Oskar Schindler,” they’ll say, “everybody remembers him. He did something extraordinary. He did what no one else did. He came with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory. And left with a steamer trunk, two steamer trunks, of money. All the riches of the world.

 

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

  1. It takes courage to change people’s hearts.
  • They say it takes money to make money.
  • It takes time to build up intimacy.

     2. You know, my father used to say, whatever you do, do it 100%.

     used to: we use used to when we refer to things in the past which are no longer true. It can refer to repeated actions or to a state or situation:

  • Do you remember me? How we used to be?
  • They used to play in the park.

 

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

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

Peace…

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