Ứng dụng Collocation vào Speaking – Unit 11: Films and Books

 (Nguồn: English Collocations In Use Intermediate – Unit 23)


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A. Talking about films and books

When a new book or film comes out, newspapers and websites, like BookLikes and IMDb, will review it. The people who review the book/film are called book reviewers/film critics and they write book/film reviews. If they don’t like a book/film they give it a bad review. We can say that a novel or film is based on a true story. We say that a book/film captures an atmosphere or that a book/film deals with a topic. We talk about the opening/closing scenes of a film and the opening/closing chapters of a book. We talk about the beginning and end of a book/film (NOT start and finish). If everything works out well for the central characters, we say that the book/film has a happy ending. You may recommend a book/film that you enjoyed to a friend. If a lot of people have enjoyed it, it is highly recommended.

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B. Just about films and acting

I’ve never had any desire to go on the stage myself but I’d love to produce a film. I think historical dramas work particularly well on the big screen and I’d love to make a film about Vikings in Britain. There’d be plenty of opportunities to use special effects during battle scenes. I’d want the male lead to be played by Hugh Jackman, while Jennifer Lawrence could have the female lead. Liam Neeson could play the role of a Viking warrior and I’d like Judi Dench to take on a cameo role. I’m sure that, as always, she would give an excellent performance. My dream is to make a film that would be nominated for an Oscar. Of course, I’d also like it to be an immediate box-office hit, playing to full houses worldwide.

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C. Just about books, audiobooks and e-books

Collocation Example
be engrossed/absorbed in a book  Claudia was so engrossed/absorbed in her book that she didn’t hear me.
compulsive reading Many people find articles about the private lives of film stars compulsive reading.
bedtime reading I don’t think a horror story makes good bedtime reading
an easy read Detective stories are good for train journeys as they’re an easy read.
download an audiobook/ an e-book reader app You can look up the latest book releases and download an audiobook from the iTunes store. I’ve just helped my mother download an e-book reader app on her tablet.
flick/skim through a book Mona flicked/skimmed through the book without reading it in detail
beautifully written The book is beautifully written – I highly recommend it.

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D. Exercise

Bài 1: Sử dụng các collocation ở phần A để thay cho các từ/cụm từ gạch chân để đoạn hội thoại sau trở nên hay hơn.

Matthew: Have you downloaded that new e-book that has just (1) appeared about Ireland?

Camilla: No, I don’t use my e-book reader app much and I don’t visit websites with (2) articles discussing new books. What’s it about?

Matthew: Well, it (3) concerns the Irish War of Independence. It’s very authentic and it manages to (4) give the atmosphere of Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century.

Camilla: Is it just historical facts, then?

Matthew: No, the (5) main people are two brothers who have different opinions about the war and this divides their family. In the (6) first chapters, they’re happy and do everything together, but by the (7) last chapter, they have become enemies.

Camilla: Mm, it sounds a bit depressing to me.

Matthew: Well, it certainly doesn’t (8) finish in a happy way, but I liked it, and it’s (9) recommended very much by all the critics.

Camilla: So, a book with a pleasant (10) start and a sad (11) finish. Not for me, I’m afraid. I prefer the opposite.





Bài 2: Hoàn thành bài tìm ô chữ sau:

3. I was completely in my book and didn’t realise how late it had gotten.
5. An alternative to 3 across =>
6. He wants to go on the . He’s always wanted to be an actor.
7. Who played the male in Destination Saturn?
1. role means ‘small but special part in a film/play’.
2.The film was for an Oscar but it didn’t win.
4. It was an amazing film about space travel; with fantastic special .


Bài 3: Ghép các từ ở hộp đầu tiên với các từ tương ứng ở hộp thứ hai để tạo nên các collocation. Sau đó ghép các collocation này với hình ảnh phù hợp.

full big bedtime female box-office
screen reading lead house hit
1. 2. 3.
4. 5.  



Bài 4: Hoàn thành các collocation sau: 

  1. shoot / star in / make a __________
  2. download an _________
  3. flick / skim through a ____________
  4. compulsive / bedtime __________


Điểm số của bạn là % – đúng / câu

E. Practice

Part 1:

1. What kinds of books do you like best?

(*) Cố gắng sử dụng 1 số collocations Gợi ý để hình thành câu trả lời. Lưu ý là bạn KHÔNG cần dùng tất cả collocations này trong câu trả lời của mình, chỉ cần chọn ra 1 vài collocations hữu ích.

be engrossed/absorbed in a book, compulsive reading, an easy read, be beautifully written, bedtime reading

2. Do you want to be a movie star?

go on the stage, male lead, female lead, play the role of, give a performance, box-office hit

3.  Do people in your country like to go to a cinema to watch a film?

the big screen, special effects, box-office hit, full houses, be highly recommended, a book/film comes out

Part 2: Describe your favorite film

You should say:

When and where you saw it

What type of film it was

What the film was about

And explain why it is your favorite film

special effects; male lead; female lead; central characters, play the role of; cameo role; give a performance; nominated for an Oscar; box-office hit; full houses, film captures, film deals with, beginning and end of a film, be highly recommended, has a happy ending


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