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book
/ˈbʊk/
noun
a set of printed pages that are held together in a cover so that we can turn them and read them
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film
/ˈfɪɫm/
noun
a story that we can watch on a screen, like a TV or in a theater, with moving pictures and sound
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to act
/ˈækt/
verb
to play or perform a role in a play or movie
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stall
/ˈstɔɫ/
noun
the seats that are located near the stage in a theater
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documentary
/ˌdɑkjəˈmɛnɝi/, /ˌdɑkjəˈmɛntɝi/, /ˌdɑkjuˈmɛnɝi/, /ˌdɑkjuˈmɛntɝi/
noun
a movie or TV program based on true stories giving facts about a particular person or event
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dressing room
/dɹˈɛsɪŋ ɹˈuːm/
noun
a room in a clothing store where people can try on items of clothing before buying them
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starring
/ˈstɑɹɪŋ/
adjective
indicating the main actors or performers who have leading roles
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role
/ˈɹoʊɫ/
noun
the part or character that an actor plays in a movie or play
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blockbuster
/ˈbɫɑkˌbəstɝ/
noun
a thing that achieves great commercial success, particularly a movie, book, or other product
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programme
/ˈpɹoʊˌɡɹæm/
noun
a performance, typically in the context of theater, music, or other artistic events
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playwright
/ˈpɫeɪˌɹaɪt/
noun
someone who writes plays for the TV, radio, or theater
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autobiography
/ˌɔtəbaɪˈɑɡɹəfi/
noun
the story of the life of a person, written by the same person
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plot
/ˈpɫɑt/
noun
the events that are crucial to the formation and continuity of a story in a movie, play, novel, etc.
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critic
/ˈkɹɪtɪk/
noun
someone who gives their personal standpoint of a movie, play, etc. as a job
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rehearsal
/ɹiˈhɝsəɫ/, /ɹɪˈhɝsəɫ/
noun
a session of practice in which performers prepare themselves for a public performance of a concert, play, etc.
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musical
/ˈmjuzɪkəɫ/
noun
any theatrical performance that combines singing, dancing, and acting to tell a story
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trailer
/ˈtɹeɪɫɝ/
noun
a selection from different parts of a movie, TV series, games, etc. shown before they become available to the public
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animation
/ˌænəˈmeɪʃən/
noun
a movie in which animated characters move
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whodunit
/huˈdənɪt/
noun
a story, play, movie, etc. about a mystery or murder that the audience cannot solve until the end
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performance
/pɝˈfɔɹməns/
noun
the act of presenting something such as a play, piece of music, etc. for entertainment
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storyline
/ˈstɔɹiˌɫaɪn/
noun
the plot of a movie, play, novel, etc.
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director
/daɪˈɹɛktɝ/, /dɝˈɛktɝ/, /diˈɹɛktɝ/, /dɪˈɹɛktɝ/
noun
a person in charge of a movie or play who gives instructions to the actors and staff
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script
/ˈskɹɪpt/
noun
a written text that a movie, show, or play is based on
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matinee
/ˈmætɪˌneɪ/
noun
a musical or dramatic performance that takes place in daytime, especially in the afternoon
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sequel
/ˈsikwəɫ/
noun
a book, movie, play, etc. that continues and extends the story of an earlier one
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interval
/ˈɪntɝvəɫ/
noun
a short break between different parts of a theatrical or musical performance
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hardback
/ˈhɑɹdˌbæk/
noun
a book with a cover made from hard material such as cardboard, leather, etc.
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full house
/fˈʊl hˈaʊs/
noun
a situation where all available seats or accommodations are occupied or reserved, leaving no vacancies
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chapter
/ˈtʃæptɝ/
noun
one of the main sections of a book, with a particular number and title
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backstage
/ˈbækˈsteɪdʒ/
noun
the part of a theater that is out of the audience's sight where performers can change their clothes
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novelist
/ˈnɑvəɫəst/
noun
a writer who explores characters, events, and themes in depth through long narrative stories, particularly novels
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screen
/ˈskɹin/
noun
the flat panel on a television, computer, etc. on which images and information are displayed
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fairy tale
/fˈɛɹi tˈeɪl/
noun
a genre of folklore that typically features magical and fantastical elements
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thriller
/ˈθɹɪɫɝ/
noun
a movie, novel, etc. with an exciting plot that deals with crime
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paperback
/ˈpeɪpɝˌbæk/
noun
a book with a cover that is made of thick paper
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stunt
/ˈstənt/
noun
a difficult or strange action done to attract attention, especially in advertising or politics
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dummy
/ˈdəmi/
noun
a replica figure used for displaying or fitting clothes
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deserted
/dɪˈzɝtɪd/
adjective
(of a person or thing) having been left alone or abandoned by others
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to clutch
/ˈkɫətʃ/
verb
to seize or grab suddenly and firmly
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nerve
/ˈnɝv/
noun
the ability to face difficult or challenging situations with determination and resolve
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gossip
/ˈɡɑsəp/
noun
informal or idle talk about others, especially their personal lives, typically involving details that may not be confirmed or verified
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to alert
/əˈɫɝt/
verb
to warn someone of a possible danger, problem, or situation that requires their attention
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limelight
/ˈɫaɪmˌɫaɪt/
noun
a bright, focused light produced by a lamp, formerly used in theaters and other performance venues for stage lighting
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to wear off
/wˈɛɹ ˈɔf/
verb
to gradually fade in color or quality over time due to constant use or other factors
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courage
/ˈkɝədʒ/, /ˈkɝɪdʒ/
noun
the quality to face danger or hardship without giving in to fear
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