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TV/Movies

What kinds of TV and movies do you like? What do you think are the benefits and drawbacks of TV? Do you think it's okay for children to watch a lot of TV? How do you think TV affects people?
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educational
Ex. Some TV shows are _________________. = teaching you something you did not know before
passive
Ex. TV can make people really _______________. = not doing anything; not active
isolated
Ex. People who watch too much TV often feel __________. = feeling alone and unable to meet or speak to other people
social
Ex. Some people think TV makes people less ____________. = meeting or spending time with people
self-esteem
Ex. Seeing lots of beautiful people on TV can sometimes lower one's ___________. = the feeling of being satisfied with yourself, and that you deserve to be liked or respected
sensitive
Ex. Watching a lot of violent TV shows can make children less _____________ to violence. =easily affected or upset by something
fine
Ex. The TV network had to pay a __________ because of bad language. = money that you have to pay as a punishment:
regulates
Ex. The FCC ________________ what can be shown on TV. =to control an activity or process, especially by rules
viewers
Ex. This show has many ___________. = people who watch TV.
director
Ex. Steven Spielberg is a famous __________. = the person who gives instructions to the actors and other people working on a film or TV show
producers
Ex. Some actors are also __________. = someone whose job is to control the preparation of a play, film, or TV show.
profanity
Ex. People cannot use ________ on commercial TV. = bad language.
offensive
Ex. Some people find jokes about religion __________. =very rude or insulting and likely to upset people
played
Ex. Hugh Jackman __________ the Wolverine in the X-men movies. = to be a character in a TV show, movie or play
villain
Ex. I like the ________ in that movie. = the bad guy
hero
Ex. In American movies, the _______ usually wins in the end. = the good guy
character
Ex. Who is the main ___________ in that story? = a person in a book, play, film, or TV show.
expose
Some TV programs ______________ children to violence. (= show sth that is dangerous or not good)
channels
Ex. He has hundreds of __________ in his cable package. = a television stations and all the programs that it broadcasts
subtitles
Ex. The Chinese movie had English ___________. =the words printed over a film in a foreign language to translate what is being said by the actors
dubbed
Ex. The French movie was ________ into English. = to change the original spoken language of a film or television program into another language
nudity
Ex. There was a lot of ________ in that film. = people that are not wearing clothes
glorify
Ex. Some shows seem to __________ violence. = to make someone or something seem more important or better than they really are:
ban
Ex. Some countries _______ American movies and TV shows. = to say that something must not be done, seen, used
limit
Ex. Some parents ________ the amount of TV their children watch. = to not allow more than a certain amount of time
sitcom
Ex. Friends was a popular __________. = a funny television program in which the same characters appear in different situations each week
talk show
Ex. Ellen has a very popular _________. = a television show in which famous people answer questions about themselves
reality show
Ex. Survivor is a famous _______. = a TV show in which real people are put in some kind of unusual situation.
cartoons
Ex. Many kids like to watch ___________. = short films that are made by photographing a series of drawings
animated
Ex. Toy Story is a very famous ___________ film that was made by Pixar. = a film or program that shows pictures, clay models etc that seem to be really moving
news
Ex. He watches the _________ every evening at 6pm. = reports of recent events in newspapers, on television, etc.
drama
Ex. The show, Breaking Bad, is a crime ________. = a type of TV show in which the story is often quite serious.
soap opera
Ex. The show, Days of Our Lives is a ________. = a television show which is usually shown during the day and is about the relationships and problems of the same group of people,
game show
Ex. The show, Jeopardy, is a __________. = a TV show in which real people go on as contestants and try to win money by playing a game
public
Ex. The show, Sesame Street, is on _________ TV. = a non-profit company that focuses on making educational programs.
commercials
Ex. He always skips the __________ when he watches TV. = short advertisements on TV.
series
Ex. That TV _________ is very popular. = a show that has a story that continues over many weeks or even years.
horror
Ex. The movie, Saw, is a ______ movie. = a scary film with a lot of violence and blood.
science fiction
Ex. The movie, Star Wars, is _________. = stories about events in the future (or the past) in which there is technology that doesn't exist like time travel or visiting other planets.
fantasy
Ex. The movie, Harry Potter, is _________. = an imaginary story with magic and strange creatures.
thriller
Ex. The movie, The Silence of the Lambs, is a __________. = a book or film that tells an exciting story about murder or crime
action
Ex. The movie, Die Hard, is an _________ movie. = a book or film that is exciting and has a lot of fighting, chases, and guns in it.
adventure
Ex. The movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is an _______________ movie. = a book, movie, or TV show with a lot travel and exciting experiences in which dangerous or unusual things happen
documentary
Ex. The movie, Fast Food Nation, is a ___________ about fast food in the U.S. = a movie or TV show about real people (not actors) and which focuses on a particular subject
takes place
Ex. Harry Potter ___________ in England. = a story happens in place/time.
genres
Ex. He likes many different __________ of films. = types
themes
Ex. One of the main _____________ of Harry Potter is death. = the main subject or idea in a piece of writing, speech, film
illegally
Ex. Many people ______________ download movies on the Internet. = doing something that is against the law
binge
Ex. Some people like to __________ watch a TV series. = a short period when you do too much of something, such as eating, drinking or watching something.
veg out
Ex. Let's just __________ and watch TV all night. = just sitting and not doing anything
imitate
Ex. Sometimes children __________ the people they see on TV. = to copy the way someone behaves, speaks, moves etc.
preview (also called a trailer)
Ex. Did you see the __________ for that movie? = a short advertisement for a film, television program, TV show that includes scenes.
rated
Ex. That movie is _________ R. = is officially judged to be okay or not okay for people of a particular age
entertaining
Ex. That show is really __________. = something that is interesting, fun, and makes time go quickly.
bloody
Ex. That movie was really _________. = a TV show or movies that shows a lot of killing and injuries
ridiculous
Ex. Many American comedies have characters who are __________. = very silly; funny but in a stupid way
surreal
Ex. That movies was quite ___________. = very strange and difficult to understand, like something from a dream
depressing
Ex. I don't like watching __________ movies. = a movie, book, or TV show that makes you feel sad and bad about life.
uplifting
Ex. That movie was really ___________. = a movie, book, or TV show that makes you feel good about life.
tear jerker
Ex. That movie was a real ___________. = a movie, book, or TV show that is very sad and makes you cry.
reviews
Ex. Did you read any __________ of the movie? = short articles that talk about a movie, book, or TV show; they usually give a summary and opinion about how good it is.
creepy
Ex. That scene in the movie was really __________. = making you feel nervous and slightly frightened
come out
Ex. The new show will _________ next fall. = begin to be shown; be released
episode
Ex. We watched the first ________ of the new show. = one story in a TV series; usually 30 - 60 minutes long.
remote control
Ex. Where is the ____________. = a thing you use for controlling a piece of electrical or electronic equipment without having to touch it, for example for turning a television on or off
awesome
Ex. That movie was totally __________. = a slang word that means really great (do not use in formal writing)
hooked
Ex. I'm __________ on that TV show. = a slang word that means that you love something and can't get enough of it. (do not use in formal writing)
special effects
Ex. The ______________ in that movie were amazing. = a way of making movies and TV shows so that impossible things can happen such as people flying.
popular
Ex. That TV show is really ___________. = many people like it.
broadcast
Ex. The interview was _______ live across Europe. = to send out radio or television programs: