Sunday, 16 August 2015

WRITING A REVIEW: USEFUL VOCABULARY

SOME VOCABULARY TO INCLUDE IN YOUR REVIEW

Moving, confusing, original, well-written, thrilling, tragic, highly entertaining, excellent, shocking, poorly-written, unimaginative, well-developed, boring,strong, humorous, realistic, weak, dull, convincing, predictable, unbelievable, frightening

WRITING A REVIEW: SOME TIPS

There are some tips you should consider before writing a review
  1. Type of film: Is it a thriller, a comedy, an adventure story?
  2. Stars : Liam Neeson, Kevin Costner,etc
  3. Story theme
  4. Acting: Is it powerful, poor, excellent?
  5. Plot: Is it dramatic, confusing?
  6. Characters: Are they well-developed, predictable or weak?
  7. Recommendation: Is it a waste of time and money or you can't miss it?
A review is a short description of a film, play, book, etc. It is either formal or informal in style, depending on the readers it is addressed to. Present tenses are normally used in a review. 

Useful language for reviews
 
Background: This well-written/ informative/fascinating book-film..... The film/story is set in ...... 
The film/ book tells the story of...... This work is based on........

Main points of plot: The plot focuses on-..... The story begins........ THe plot has an unexpected twist....... THe film reaches a dramatic climax......

General Comments:  It is rather long/ confusing/ slow/ 
The cast is excellent/ weak/   ..... The script is dull/ clever/ ...... It has a tragic /surprising end... etc

Recommendations:
Don't miss it,, ....... It will change the way you see..... It is well worth seeing .... I wouldn't recommend it because....