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First: A TV review

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Here's an First-level review that reaches a pass level - perhaps you can learn something from it.

Advanced: A TV review

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A sample writing for you to take a look at and learn from the mistakes!



Help with writing Reviews

Some general advice from Las Rozas teachers about writing a review:
Remember the usual elements -

- answer the exact question - think about the style, format and presentation - decide carefully on your number of paragraphs
You'll also need some more specialist language too - specifically:
- some language for opinions - descriptive words (for example suitable adjectives and adverb+adjective combinations) - specialised vocabulary for films, books or whatever For example, do you know which words here are for which media?
Soundtrack, chapter, script, screenplay, plot, titles, set, location, scenery, star., co-star..
To help a little, there's nothing wrong with taking ideas from the net, so here are a couple of places to look for reviews that are not too colloquial (which many magazines and websites are).
http://www-amazon.co.uk/ - just look for comments on almost anything - from cds and movies to hairdryers and food mixers! http://www.darkhorizons.com/ - specialist (and longer) movie…