American Hustle

The movie “American Hustle” won several Golden Globe awards and has received 10 Oscar nominations.

Have you seen it? If so, did you like it?

Here is a short clip showing the first time that the two main characters, Irving and Sydney, meet.

Listen to the dialogue and answer the questions below to check your understanding.

You can write your answers in the comments.



Questions about the scene

1. What does Irving ask Sydney?

2. When did Duke Ellington die?

3. Why does Sydney care about Duke Ellington?

4. What Duke Ellington song are they going to listen to? (hard to hear)

5. When are they going to listen to the song?

6. Where are they? Describe the scene.