One of the best topics for small talk is films because pretty much everyone watches films and it’s a safe topic, not too personal. Below are 5 common film genres. Have a read and think about:
- if you know a film like the one being described
- if you can understand the vocabulary in bold from the context
For a comedy:
I watched XXX at the weekend. Have you seen it? Oh, it’s hilarious. I laughed until my sides hurt! The plot is a bit weak I guess. The critics slated it but I would definitely recommend it if you want something fun and light-hearted.
For a horror/thriller:
I watched XXX at the weekend. Have you seen it? Oh my goodness, it’s so gory. I had to watch from behind a cushion most of the time. The storyline is absolutely gripping though. I was on the edge of my seat right until the big twist at the end. It’s definitely worth watching!
For a ‘rom-com’:
I watched XXX at the weekend. Have you seen it? Ah, it’s lovely. It stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and basically they play a couple destined to fall in love. It’s a bit predictable I suppose but it’s heart-warming and one for the whole family.
For a sci-fi film:
I watched XXX at the weekend. Have you seen it? Ugh, I wouldn’t bother if I were you. The special effects are amazing but that’s all it’s got going for it. The acting is horrendous and the storyline is non-existent. People are raving about it, but it doesn’t live up to the hype, trust me!
For a drama:
I watched XXX at the weekend. Have you seen it? Oh, it’s soooo good. It’s based on a true story and it’s set in Spain in the 80s. Watch it with the subtitles though because it’s much better like that than dubbed. It’s really moving. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. I might buy the soundtrack too.
What do you think? Add any useful vocabulary to your notebook and leave me a comment below about YOUR favourite film!