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Vocabulary Lesson Film Genres

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to film genres. 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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