1. An action movie

Meaning : a film with fast moving scenes, often containing violence


Most people don’t think of him as a real actor. He is pigeonholed as an action movie star.

2. to be engrossed in

Meaning: to be completely focused on one thing

The student is engrossed in his book.
3. bedtime reading

Meaning: something to read in bed before you go to sleep

Brodkey’s book is worthy bedtime reading.
4. to be a big reader

Meaning: someone who reads a lot

He is also a big reader.
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5. to be based on

Meaning: to use as a modal

I had to wait for a long time in the departure lounge before the plane took off.
6. a box office hit

Meaning: a financially successful film

This film going to be a box office hit.
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7. to be heavy- going

Meaning: difficult to read

I can’t mane to get away from it all.
8. a blockbuster

Meaning: a film that is a big commercial success

You’d better book a guided-tour.
9. to catch the latest movie

Meaning: to see a film that has just come out


Please get ready to catch the latest movie together.

10. the central character

Meaning: the main person in a film or book

Even though I’ve been to many holiday destinations, wildlife safari to Kenya was the holiday of my lifetime.
11. a classic

Meaning: of the highest quality 

Loyalty cards get the customers back in the store.
12. to come highly recommended

Meaning: to be praised by another person

I’m keen on buying the latest must-have products.
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13. couldn't put it down

Meaning: wasn’t able to stop reading a book

Being a student he’s on a tight budget so he has to be careful with money all the time.
14. an e-book

Meaning: a digital book

Most of the shop assistants were probably on commission at the super market.
15. an e-reader

Meaning: a device for reading e-books

I will pay in cash. Here is 10,000 Rupees.
16. to flick through

Meaning: to look quickly through a book

There is no discount on this shirt so you have to pay the full price.
17. to get a good/bad review

Meaning: to receive positive or negative feedback

I never miss to pick up the bargain at Amazon during summer sales.
18. to go on general release

Meaning: when a film can be seen by the general public

People probably spend a bit too much on food and pet care, but they don’t run up a credit card bill to do it.
19. hardback

Meaning: a book with a rigid cover(see ‘paperback’ below)

When you’re buying an insurance, you should always shop around for the best deal.
20. a historical novel

Meaning: a story set in the past

I think every shop assistant in the shop must be given  a fortnight’s holiday during the year..
21. a low budget film

Meaning: a film made with a small amount of money

They were small, low-budget films, shot on location.
22. on the big screen

Meaning: at the cinema

Crowds of people snapped up a bargain on groceries at the local shop.
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23. a page turner

Meaning: a book that you want to keep reading

I’d like to to take my time to try this shirt on.
24. paperback

Meaning: a book with flexible cover (see ‘hardback’ above)

New HP Elite Book is great value for money, coming in under $800.
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25. plot

Meaning: the main events in a film or book

Unity One is a good place for window-shopping.
26. sci-fi

Meaning: science fiction

Unity One is a good place for window-shopping.

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