Fiction, TV and Film vocabulary | Oxford 3000

Do you know these words connected with fiction, TV and film? They are some of the most important

words to learn in English, and were all added to the Oxford 3000 word list when it was relaunched this year.

Use the words to fill the gaps in the sentences. You may need to change the form of the word. Look up the words in Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries and use the information in the entry to help you.

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She writes short stories with a contemporary _____________.

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Mickey Mouse is probably the most famous ________________ character of all.

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She designed the _______________ for the play.

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This is an exciting _____________ of action and adventure.

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The _______________ described the movie as ‘a great family film’.

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I just watched the final _____________ of the series.

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Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional _______________ who solves crimes by examining all the ___________ and making logical deductions.

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He moved to Hollywood and started writing film ___________.

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We used to sit around the campfire telling ___________ stories.

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The book is written in the style of a first-person ______________.

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How many did you get? Let us know in the comments! 

Want more?

Here are 50 more words connected with fiction, film and TV in the Oxford 3000*:

act, action, actor, actress, adapt, adventure, author, book,  broadcast, camera, chapter, character, cinema, classic, comedy, describe, description, director, documentary, drama, dramatic, DVD, ending, exciting, film, hero, horror, imaginary, imagination, imagine, movie, mystery, novel, plot, producer, programme, publish, reader, review, romantic, scene, series, show, story, theme, television, TV, video, watch, writer

Keep practising! Try our Travel and Transport vocabulary quiz.

*The Oxford 3000 is a list of the 3000 most important words to learn in English. The keywords of the Oxford 3000 have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study because of their importance and usefulness.


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