Words of Topic: Films

Word group for topic: Films, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Films
action-packed  Speak
a.
full of action
The first episode is action-packed.
addictive  Speak
a.
cannot stop doing or eating once you have started
The problem with video games is that they're addictive.
creepy  Speak
a.
unpleasant and making you feel uncomfortable
There were certain places that were really creepy at night.
dreary  Speak
a.
boring and making you feel unhappy
She had spent another dreary day in the office.
entertaining  Speak
a.
funny and enjoyable
We watched an entertaining movie last night.
futuristic  Speak
a.
having very modern technology or design
While the technology might be futuristic, the idea is simple.
heartbreaking  Speak
a.
very upsetting
The story brought back some heartbreaking memories for me.
inspirational  Speak
a.
making you feel full of hope or encouraged
He gave an inspirational reading of his own poems.
intense  Speak
a.
of extreme force, strength, degree
He was sweating from the intense heat.
tear-jerking  Speak
a.
tragic, making you cry
Recently he often listens to tear-jerking songs. We are really worried about him.
thought-provoking  Speak
a.
making people think a lot about a subject
This is an entertaining yet thought-provoking film.
action movie  Speak
a.
a film with a fast-moving plot, usually containing scenes of violence
A beer-drinking dog provides the comic relief in this violent action movie.
film types  Speak
n.
action films; comedies; romantic films; adventure films; musicals;
dramas; period films(historical dramas); (films set in another historical time); real-life films; war films; horror films; science fiction (Sci-Fi or SF).
box office hit  Speak
n.
financially successful film
The new movie might be a box office hit, but I didn't like it at all.
soundtrack  Speak
n.
the music that accompanies a film
The best thing about the movie is its soundtrack.
plot  Speak
n.
the main events in a film or book
The movie has a very simple plot.
intricate  Speak
a.
very complicated or detailed
The slow section for the four leading dancers is intricate and complex.
intricate plot  Speak
n.
a very complex, labyrinthine plot
A detective novel usually has an intricate plot.
blockbuster  Speak
n.
book or film that is very successful
Blockbuster movies hit the town like tidal waves.
the big screen  Speak
n.
films that are shown in cinemas
He will soon be returning to the big screen for his first movie since 2005.
trailer  Speak
n.
an advertisement for a film, or television or radio program, consisting of short parts taken from it
You can watch a trailer for the new series online.
roomy  Speak
a.
having a lot of space
Her new apartment is very roomy.
soundtrack  Speak
n.
the sounds, especially the music, of a film
The best thing about the movie is its soundtrack.
goosebumps  Speak
n.
to get small bumps on your skin because of cold, fear, or excitement
I got goosebumps watching that scary movie last night.
cinematography  Speak
n.
the art and methods of using cameras in making a movie
The cinematography is what makes this film as wonderful as it really is.
critically acclaimed  Speak
a.
something that’s received generally good reviews from a number of critics
Do you think you can just show up and suddenly become a critically acclaimed artist?
protagonist  Speak
n.
one of the main characters in a story or a play
The protagonist wasn’t a very nice person.
lighthearted  Speak
a.
amusing and not serious
It was a fairly light-hearted conversation.
unwind  Speak
v.
to relax after a period of work or anxiety
I’m just going to watch some TV and unwind.
moviegoer  Speak
n.
a person who regularly goes to watch films at the cinema
They compelled managers to refund tickets to moviegoers.
adversity  Speak
n.
a difficult or unlucky situation or event
She’s cheerful in the face of adversity.
notion  Speak
n.
a belief or idea
The show’s director rejects the notion that seeing violence on TV has a harmful effect on children.
sit through  Speak
v.
to stay until the end of an event such as a meeting or performance that is very long or boring
We had to sit through two hours of speeches.
animation  Speak
n.
the process of making films in which drawings or puppets appear to move
The films are a mix of animation and full-length features.
inappropriate  Speak
a.
not suitable for a particular situation or person
It is entirely inappropriate for fast-food chains to be linked to sport.
taboo  Speak
n.
a subject, word, or action that is avoided for religious or social reasons
It was taboo for a long time.
pirate  Speak
v.
to illegally copy and sell something, such as recorded music, a film, etc., without permission
A lot of this software is pirated.
virtual  Speak
a.
almost, but not exactly or in every way
She was a virtual unknown before this movie.
dwindle  Speak
v.
to gradually become less, smaller, or lower in level
The municipality's population has dwindled from 40,000 to 24,000.
emulate  Speak
v.
to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have
They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.