Unit 13: Entertainment | Vocabulary | A2
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Unit 13: Entertainment | Vocabulary | A2

Everybody chooses something different to do in their spare time: some people like to go to the theatre or to the cinema to see a play or a film; others like to stay at home and read a book, magazine or newspaper, watch television or listen to music. The things we choose to do are called forms of entertainment. The form of entertainment that appeals to you depends on your age, personality, background and interests.


Match the form of entertainment with the item it offers.

1. cinema A. film
2. theatre B. article
3. television C. song
4. newspaper D. programme
5. music E. play


There are, of course, many different kinds of film, play and book. Below are examples — match the genre (-type) with the appropriate title:

1. comedy A. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
2. horror B. The Silence of the Lambs
3. thriller C. The Spy Who Loved Me
4. romance D. Romeo and Juliet
5. western E. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
6. adventure F. Friday the 13th
7. spy G. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
8. science fiction H. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


The entertainment at the cinema and on TV is shown on a screen, while at the theatre it is shown on a stage.


Fill the gaps in the following sentences about people involved in the entertainment industry:

actress     director     composer     presenter     usher

1. The ____________ is the person whose job it is to decide how a film or play is organised.

2. The person who introduces a television programme is called a ____________.

3. An actor or ____________ takes on the role of a character in a film or play.

4. A ____________ writes the music for the singers or musicians.

5. If you can't find a seat in the cinema, the ____________ will help you.


Fill the gaps in the following sentences with the correct word from the box:

viewers      audience      spectator      crowd      supporter

1. Several __________ wrote to the television company to complain about the programme.

2. A few members of the __________ were not very enthusiastic about the play and left the theatre early.

3. The fans were angry about the referee's decision and one Liverpool __________ was arrested by the police.

4. __________ sports like basketball and football are often shown on television.

5. There was a __________ of people waiting to get into the stadium.


There are many ways to express your opinion about the entertainment you are offered. Below is a table giving you five ways to say that you like something. Complete the sentences to make them true for you:

A famous film I have enjoyed is  
I like the television programme  
  is a play which I recommend you see.
I love the song  
My favourite book is  

Now make these sentences negative to give the opposite opinion.

My least favourite book is _______________________________________




The words famous and well-known have a very similar meaning. Complete the following sentences using the words and expressions given below:

plays      newspapers      books      actors      films      soap operas

1. 'The Times', 'The Mirror' and 'The Guardian' are all well-known ______________.

2. 'War and Peace', 'Robinson Crusoe' and 'The Tales of Aesop' are all

famous            ______________.

3. 'Back to the Future', 'Robocop' and 'Home Alone' are well-known            ______________.

4. 'The Bold and the Beautiful', 'The Young and the Restless' and 'Santa Barbara' are all famous    ______________.

5. 'The Merchant of Venice', 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'The Frogs' are well-known ______________.

6. Sean Connery, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep are famous ______________.


Fill the boxes with your favourite songs, singers and groups :