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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meaning: a book with flexible cover (see ‘hardback’ above)
New HP Elite Book is great value for money, coming in under $800.
Meaning: the main events in a film or book
Unity One is a good place for window-shopping.
Meaning: science fiction