Situational Words and Phrases 情景词汇
1.acting n. 演技
A: What do you know about Julia Roberts?
B: I think her acting is pretty good.
2.audience n. 观众，听众
A: I don't find these programs instructive.
B: These are intended to entertain audiences, especially young people.
3.classical a. 古典的
A: In what other ways is the modern Peking Opera different from the classical? I mean apart from the modern themes?
B: Well, the modern Peking Opera is far less rigid in foam. You.,see, the classical Peking Opera has a long history，
4.comedy/tragedy n. 喜剧/悲剧
A: You prefer comedy to tragedy?
B: Yes, comedy is to my liking.
5.drab a. 单调，乏味
A: Did you enjoy the movie?
B: Oh, It's really drab.
6.dub v. (为电影)配音
A: Hey, Ann.How about a foreign film?
B: I don't like to read subtitles. If it's dubbed，though, that's another story.
7.feature film 故事片
A: A new film is on. Have you seen it?
B: Do you.mean the feature film? Oh, I saw it last week.
8.interval n. 间隔，间歇，幕间休息
A: There's a fifteen-minute internal. How about going to the foyer? I suppose you'd like a drink.
B: Yes, and let's stretch our legs a bit.
9.keep sb, informed of... 使某人保持信息灵通
A: TV news is very helpful. It keeps you informed of what's going on in the world.
B: So, you won't miss it even a day.
10.make a point of doing... 重视做……
A: Hey，do you like watching TV? I make a point of watching it for an hour every day.
I've learned a lot from it.
B: Really? Do you think it's worth' the time? I don't like it. It's for kids and housewives.
11.opera n. 歌剧
A: I'm afraid I know nothing whatsoever about Peking Opera. I'll probably find. it very difficult to understand.
B: I don't suppose you'll find the singing easy to understand, but I'll try my best to give you the story.
12.orchestra n. 管弦乐队
A: Look，the orchestra pit is filling up. The musicians are taking their places.
B: Ah, I see the orchestra is a combination of Western and Chinese instruments.
13.Oscar Academy Award 奥斯卡奖
A: Have you seen the film "Shakespeare in Love"?
B: Yes, I have. I heard it won an Oscar this year.
14.performance n. 表演
A: You don't like the performance of this film, do you?
B: I do, but I don't like the story.
15.romantic a. 浪漫的
A: The film we saw last night was very romantic, wasn't it?
B: Yes, but I think it was too romantic to be true.
A: Tell me why you saw the movie twice.
B: I think it's the most successful film in scene-setting and music.
17.star n. 影星
A: I heard the novel The Godfather was turned into a film.
B: Who're the stars, the hero and the heroine?
18.subtitle n. 字幕
A: I like "Romeo and Juliet"，especially the witty remarks.
B: I can't follow it without English subtitles.
19.symphony concert 交响乐演奏会
A: Hello, Mr.Wang. I've been meaning to ask you if you would go to a concert with me this weekend. Can you?
B: Thanks for asking, but I need to finish typing my paper. It's due on Monday.
20.TV series n. 电视连续剧
A: Do you like Japanese TV series?
B: Yeah, but I can't put up with so much advertising cutting in.
21.violence n. 暴力
A: I know there are some good TV shows, but there is too much violence on many of them.
B: I agree with you there. However, I never miss sports shows.
22.well-matched a. (pl.) 匹配的
A: Do you think the music and content are well-matched?
B: No. I third the music is too fast.
23.Western n. 美国西部《牛仔》片
A: Have you seen any Westerns?
B: Yes, I lave them very much.