Reading workshop.docx - Horror film clichu00e9s Read an...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

Horror film clichés Read an article about horror film clichés to practice and improve your reading skills. Before reading Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises. Preparation task Match the definitions (a–h) with the vocabulary (1–8). Vocabulary Definitions 1. …C… handy 2. …A… creepy 3. …E… uninhabited 4. …B… a cliché 5. …F… resourceful 6. …H… to jump out of your skin 7. …D… suspense 8. …G… desperation a. producing a sense of fear or making you feel uncomfortable b. an idea that has been used so often that people think it is bad, unoriginal or boring c. useful or convenient d. a feeling of pleasurable excitement while waiting to find out what is going to happen e. not lived in by people f. able to solve problems and act imaginatively in difficult times g. the feeling of needing or wanting something so much you will do anything to get it h. to be so frightened or surprised by something that you physically move Reading text: Five horror film clichés Since almost the beginning of cinema, we have had scary films. Of all the genres that exist, horror is perhaps one of the most conventional. Many horror films rely on specific plot devices, also called tropes, to

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture