a review about a film you have seen

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Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Your teacher has asked you to write
a review about a film you have seen
for recently on DVD for the school’s
magazine. Write a review for the
magazine, giving your opinions on
the film and saying whether you
would recommend it



Write your
review

in
120
-
180

words

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Review

Neutral / Informal

Aim.

Describe, give opinion and recommend

School colleagues

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century. The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

Introduce with brief description

Briefly
describe the story

Comment on the plot

Comment on the actors

Comment on the visual elements and
other aspects.

Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific special effects, and stars Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the role of
Morpheus.


The film is set in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century.

The plot,
which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the cast is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent performance
from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the main characters walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action scenes,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is the purpose of each paragraph?

1. Introduce with brief description

2. Briefly
describe the story



Comment on the plot



Comment on the actors

3
. Comment on the visual elements
and other aspects.

4
. Recommendation

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific
special effects
, and
stars

Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the
role

of
Morpheus.


The film is
set

in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century. The
plot
,

which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the
cast

is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent
performance

from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the
main characters
walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action
scenes
,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

Some of the ________ in Casablanca are memorable,
particularly when Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
say goodbye

The remains of the day is ______ in England in the
1930’s

The film has an international ________, with French,
Polish and Italian actors.

One of my least favourite films is Notting Hill, which
________ Julia Roberts as a world
-
famous actress.

I found Hugh Grant irritating in the ______ of a nervous
bookseller who has an unlikely romance with the film
star.

This was not Kevin Costner’s most convincing
____________

The _____ is straightforward and easy to follow.

The __________ were well portrayed by Antonio
Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.

SFX is the abbreviation for _______________

Find the words that fit the gaps.

The Matrix is one of the most entertaining science
fiction films I have seen. It combines frenetic action
with terrific
special effects
, and
stars

Keanu Reeves
as Neo, and Laurence
Fishburne

in the
role

of
Morpheus.


The film is
set

in the future, in a world controlled
by machines. In order to hide this reality from the
humans, the machines have constructed the
Matrix, a vast virtual reality system resembling the
Earth at the end of the twentieth century. The
plot,

which focuses on a revolt led my Morpheus against
the Matrix, is complicated and at times confusing.
However, the
cast

is very strong and the film
features a surprisingly competent
performance

from Keanu Reeves.


As for the visual elements, the special effects are
stunning, with the
main characters
walking on walls
and avoiding machine bullets. The action
scenes
,
which include a wide variety of kung
fu

techniques,
are convincingly choreographed.


I would recommend this film to anyone who likes
science fiction. If you ignore the complexities of the
plot and just enjoy the action, you will not be
disappointed.

What is missing?

The Matrix

Title!

Structures + Phrases


What structures can I use to impress the
examiner?

To indicate order of / add
information
-

Give your recommendation


Added to this,


I would recommend this
film to anyone who loves
intelligent science fiction


I wouldn’t recommend
this film to anyone who is
easily frightened.

Other structures to
impress
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Conditionals


relative
clauses (The plot, which is simple and
easily followed, centres around the main
character, Harry Potter.


As for
the visual
effects,