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Films can help you learn a language. They can improve your listening skills, they can teach you lots of useful words and expressions, and they can help you understand grammar! Here are 10 movie quotes with the Present Perfect. Read and listen to them. Then, check out our grammar explanation, and then try our Present Perfect exercises to perfect your language skills. [For more information on the Present Perfect, please see the next page.] by Deborah Kreithen

1 “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

Film: A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951

Story:The star of this film is Blanche DuBois (played by Vivien Leigh). Blanche is a successful but troubled teacher who leaves her job so she can live with her sister Stella (Kim Hunter) and brother-in-law Stanley (Marlon Brando) in New Orleans. Blanche ends the movie with this line as the doctor takes her to a mental asylum.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (207) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month we’re looking at 10 movie quotes with the Present Perfect. Read over the quotes, then try our language exercises. Plus, 15 words for the bar or nightclub, 10 useful words for talking about the computer (part II), idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Language – unusual words. • Grammar – the future in the past. • Sport – the Tour de France. • Humour – annoying things. • Language – how to improve your English. • Wildlife – pandas. • Celebrities – Ashton Kutcher. • Nature – Bees. • Money – expensive gifts. • Literature – book series. • Business – disastrous demos. • Vocabulary – loan words. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!