Posted by: crisdiaz24 | February 23, 2011

VOCABULARY PAGE 54

HISTORY GOES TO THE MOVIES

Grossly: extremely.

To distort: to change something from its usual, original, natural or intended meaning, condition or shape.

Lead: the main actor in a film or play.

Premiere: the first public performance of a play or any other type of entertainment.

Top-dollar: The highest amount being paid for a commodity or service. A very high price.

To HOLD your interest

To be riveted:  to not be able to stop looking at something because it is so interesting or frightening. Riveting: extremely interesting.

To pull sby forward: to cause sby to move forward.

Credits roll: Closing credits or end credits are added at the end of a motion picture, television program, or video game to list the cast and crew involved in the production.

To recall: to remember.

Plot: the story of a book, film, play, etc.

Loaded: containing a lot of something

Unmatched: having no equal; better than any other of the same type.

Biased: showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinions.

To rake in: to earn or obtain a large amount of money.

To get most of their history: to learn most about history.

Screen: a flat surface in a cinema or on a television or a computer system on which pictures or words are shown. The small / big screen.

To trigger: to cause something bad to start.

Flurry: a sudden, short period of activity, excitement or interest.

Distortion: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.

Outright: completely or immediately.

Scale: the size or level of something, especially when this is large.

To release: If a company releases a film or musical recording, it allows the film to be shown in cinemas, or makes the musical recording available for the public to buy.

Trend: tendency.

Blatant: something bad that is very obvious or intentional.

Disdain: when you dislike someone or something and think that they do not deserve your interest or respect.

Review: a report in a newspaper, magazine, or programme that gives an opinion about a new book, film, etc.

Essay: a short piece of writing on a particular subject, especially one done by students as part of the work for a course.

To cover: to deal with or direct attention to something.

Ratings: a list of television and radio programmes showing how popular they are.

Faithful: true or not changing any of the details, facts, style, etc. of the original.


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