Movie and Theater

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 5

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
box office
box officenoun

a small place at a cinema, theater, etc. from which tickets are bought

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castnoun

all the actors and actresses in a movie, play, etc.

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dramaticadjective

related to acting, plays, or the theater

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to editverb

to choose and arrange the parts that are crucial to the story of a movie, show, etc. and cut out unnecessary ones

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genre
genrenoun

a unique style of filmmaking or literature

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intervalnoun

a short break between different parts of a theatrical or musical performance

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previewnoun

the showing of a movie, play, exhibition, etc. to a selected audience before its public release

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to produceverb

to provide money for and be in charge of the making of a movie, play, etc.

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releasenoun

a product such as a new movie, video game, etc. made available to the public

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scenarionoun

a written description of the characters, events or settings in a movie or play

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scriptnoun

a written text that a movie, show, or play is based on

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to shootverb

to film or take a photograph of something

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villain
villainnoun

the main bad character in a movie, story, play, etc.

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stuntnoun

a dangerous and difficult action that shows great skill and is done to entertain people, typically as part of a movie

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adaptationnoun

a movie, TV program, etc. that is based on a book or play

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to dramatizeverb

to make a movie or write a play based on a book or event

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feature
featurenoun

the main movie presented at a movie theater, usually 90 or more minutes long

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interpretationnoun

a representation that an actor or a performer gives of an artistic or musical piece that shows their understanding and feeling toward it

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to portrayverb

to play the role of a character in a movie, play, etc.

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theatricaladjective

related or belonging to the theater or acting

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ad libadverb

without prior practice or preparation

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allegorynoun

a story, poem, painting, etc. in which the characters and events are used as symbols to convey moral or political lessons

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auditorium
auditoriumnoun

the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

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cliffhangernoun

an ending to an episode of a series that keeps the audience in suspense

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propnoun

any object used by actors in the performance of a movie or play

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costume
costumenoun

pieces of clothing worn by actors or performers for a role, or worn by someone to look like another person or thing

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to directverb

to organize the scenes or flow of a movie, play, etc.

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heroine
heroinenoun

the main female character in a story, book, film, etc., typically known for great qualities

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audience
audiencenoun

the group of people who have assembled to watch and listen to a play, concert, etc.

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scenenoun

a part of a movie, play or book in which the action happens in one place or is of one particular type

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characternoun

a person or an animal represented in a book, play, movie, etc.

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