This lesson will help you define genre, science fiction, horror, comedy, love story, thriller, western and musical.
(a) genre noun a style of art, music or literature
- What is your favourite genre of film?
(–) science fiction uncountable noun books and films about an imagined future, especially with space travel to other planets
- Star Trek and Star Wars are two good examples of sci-fi films.
(a) horror film noun a film made to frighten people, with murders, frightening creatures, or evil people
- Teenage horror films such as Friday 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street are stupid.
(a) comedy noun a film to make you laugh
- A comedy is a film that makes you laugh. American Pie doesn’t make anyone laugh!
(a) love story noun a film about a romantic relationship
- Brief Encounter is a simple but brilliant love story about two people who meet at a railway station.
(a) thriller noun a book or film that has an exciting story
- The Thirty-Nine Steps is full of suspense and one very long and exciting chase.
(a) western noun a film about cowboys in western North America set in the 1800s and 1900s
- Do you think westerns show real life for people in America in the 19th century?
(a) musical noun a film in which singing and dancing are an important part
- I hate musicals – all that singing and dancing is so embarrassing.
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