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Otherusefulexpressionsforthereview,unit6.

Iwouldhighlyrecommendittoanyonewhoisinterestedinthehumanmind.
Oneparticularstrength/weaknessofthefilmis
Thedesign/productionissecondtonone(thebest).
Thecharacterizationisnotitsbestfeature.Iwouldstronglyadviseyou(not)togooutand
buy/seeit.
Donotbeputoff(tomakesbloseinterestinorenthusiasmforsth.Desanimar)bythe
title/critics/cover.
Itwillhaveyouroaringwithlaughter(laughveryloudly).
Iwoulddefinitelygiveitamiss(decidenottodosth.)

PositiveAdjectives
Actionpacked:fullofexcitingeventsandactivity:e.g.anactionpackedweekend.
Atmospheric:creatinganexcitingoremotionalmood:e.g.atmosphericmusic
Compelling:thatmakesyoupayattentiontoitbecauseitissointerestingandexciting:e.g.
Herlatestbookmakescompellingreading.Acompellingfilm.Shegivesa
compelling/memorableperformanceasavillagedoctor.
Convincing:TheactingisveryconvincingEnthusiasticandvividdescriptionsofthescenery
It'sanexcellentread.Itisbothentertainingandeducational.Exhilarating:/

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veryexcitingandenjoyable.Emocionante:e.g.Myfirstparachutejumpwasanexhilarating
experience.
Providesafascinating/valuable/revealinginsightinto:e.g.thenovelprovidesafascinating
insight(understanding,visin)intothecustomsinMexico.
Gripping:excitingorinterestinginawaythatkeepsyourattention.Emocionante,fascinante,
absorbente.
Impressive:makingyoufeeladmiration,becausetheyareverylarge,good,skilful,
etc.Impresionante,imponente,excelente:animpressiveperformance.Oneofthemost
impressivenovelsofrecentyearsShewasveryimpressiveintheinterview.
Moving:causingyoutohavedeepfeelingsofsadnessorsympathy.Conmovedor:e.g.a
deeplymovingexperience.
Outstanding:extremelygoodexcellent.E.g.Outstandingperformance.
Powerful:effective.E.g.PowerfulactingStunning:impressive:gaveastunningperformance
Credible,entertaining,fastmoving,innovative,memorable.

Negativeadjectives
Clichd:/
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e.g.aclichdviewofupperclasslife.
Excruciating:/
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excruciatingfilm.Excruciatingly(adv):e.g.excruciatinglyboring.
Implausible:Notseemingreasonableorprobablefailingtoconvincenotbelievable.
Inverosmil.E.g.Aratherimplausiblestory.
Overhyped:promotedorpublicizedtoexcessexaggeratingitsgoodqualities,inordertoget
alotofpublicattentionforit:Promotersgrosslyoverhypedthemovie.
Sentimental:producingemotionssuchaspity,romanticloveorsadness,whichmaybetoo

strongornotappropriatefeelingtheseemotionstoomuch.Sensiblero:aslushy,
sentimentallovestorySlushy:stories,films/moviesorfeelingsthatareconsideredtobe
sillyandwithoutvaluebecausetheyaretooemotionalandromantic.Sensiblero:e.g.slushy
romanticfiction
Tedious:lastingortakingtoolongandnotinteresting.
Boring.E.g.Averylongandtediousfilm.Unconvincing:notseemingtrueorrealnotmaking
youbelievethatsthistrue:e.g.Ifindthecharactersinthebookveryunconvincing.Ifound
theplotratherpredictable/disappointing.

Expressionstocompareandcontrast
Bearaclose/astriking/astrong/aslight/little/noresemblanceto:e.g.Herlatestnovel,atale
ofunrequitedlove,bearslittleresemblancetoherearlier,morephilosophicalwork.
Thereislittletochoosebetween(hardlyanydifferencebetween)thetwoCDsintermsof
qualityofproduction.
Theplotofthenoveldevelopsalongverydifferentlinesfromthatofthefilm.
Thereareseveralobvious/strikingsimilaritiesbetweenthetwofilms.
Thereisaworldofdifferencebetweenthetworecords,despitetheirsharedflamenco
influences.
Whatsetsthefilmapartfromothersofthesamegenreisitsabilitytomakeuslaugh.
Aconsiderable/huge/marked/slightdifference
Aclose/remarkable/striking/similarity
Bedissimilarfrom/to:E.g.DissimilarfromotherNewYorkfilms.
Beverymuchalike/BeunlikeanotherfilmDifferfrom
Onethingcompares(un)favourably/well/badlywithanother
Developinadifferentwayfrom
Haveagreatdeal/little/nothingincommonwith
Resembleeachother