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How to write a film review?

Writing a film review for FCE step by step
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Michaela Sobotková

on 11 May 2013

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englishclinic.cz How to write an FCE film review?
for dummies Ideally, your review should
have four parts: Now you have all the information
you need to be able to write a TERRIFIC film review... Now you have your plan,
and it's time to start writing. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
The last film I saw in the cinema was fantasy directed by Peter Jackson The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film was based on a novel by J.R.R. Tolkien starring Marin Freeman in the role of Bilbo Baggins.

The story is set in the Middle Earth. The main character, a hobbit Bilbo Baggins, happens to get on a quest with dwarfs.

Martin Freeman's performance was spectacular and utterly convincing and the other actors weren't left behind. The special effects are as extraordinary as in all Jackson's films. The only thing I disliked was the length of the film.

To sum up, I'd definitely recommend this film to all fans of Tolkien. However, for those who are not into fantasy, this might not be the right one to see. This is our final product: Now lets see how to do it... The last film I saw in the cinema was fantasy directed by Peter Jackson The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The film was based on a novel by J.R.R. Tolkien starring Marin Freeman in the role of Bilbo Baggins. The story is set in the Middle Earth. The main character, a hobbit Bilbo Baggins, happens to get on a quest with dwarfs. Martin Freeman's performance was spectacular and utterly convincing and the other actors weren't left behind. The special effects are as extraordinary as in all Jackson's films. The only thing I disliked was the length of the film. To sum up, I'd definitely recommend this film to all fans of Tolkien. However, for those who are not into fantasy, this might not be the right one to see. 1. General information 2. Plot overview 3. Likes and dislikes
4. Summary/Conclusion Include: name of the film
director
genre
lead actors
based on a book Useful language: It has been adapted...
It's directed by...
I recently saw...
It's based on...
The leading actors are... Briefly describe the main story of the film. It shouldn't be longer than 3-4 sentences. The plot centres on...
It's set in...
The main character is...
It tells the story of... Say what you liked and disliked about the film. Don't forget to include both...even if it's your favourite film, there's always something you don't like! Useful language: What I liked most...
I was pleasantly surprised by...
I was dissapointed by... really
absolutely
completely gripping
over-rated
under-rated
moving
sentimental beautiful
stunning
superb boring
humourless
hopeless
amateurish extraordinary
fascinating
amazing entertaining
exciting
informative
attractive Aaaand... ...don't forget to use
ADJECTIVES! Film review... Plan write check s
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o Summarise your opinions and give your recommendations. Useful language: To sum up,...
In conclusion,... All in all,...
I can thoroughly recommend this film.
I certainly wouldn't recommend this film. ...so let's get started with a... ...PLAN You're gonna need a pen and a sheet of paper. The first thing we need to know is
the FCE task, so here it is: You have seen this notice in your college English language magazine:
STUDENT FILM CLUB
Help us to choose films for the club! Have you seen a good film recently?
Send us a review of a film you enjoyed, explaining why you found it exciting and why you think other people would like it. We will publish the reviews in the club newsletter. Write:
Name of the film
Genre
Director
Lead actors
Based on a book? Now you'll need
short notes about
the plot. Write two things
you liked about the film,
and two you disliked.
Think about adjectives
you can use to describe it. Who would you
recommend the film to and why? It's very simple, just change your notes
into sentences. Don't forget to divide the info into paragraphs and use some of the phrases suggested in the first part of the presentation... You've got 10 minutes to do that... ...GO Done? Easy peasy, right? Now read your text again and check these: articles
third person -s
spelling
avoid repetition
punctuation
paragraphs
legible handwriting Good job! Now you can have your
review corrected at www.englishclinic.cz
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