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Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
1. The entrance hall or area where people meet before going into the theatre or cinema is called the . After handing in their tickets at the door, the theatre-goers are perhaps met by an (a person who guides people to their seats) and are led down the (passage between the seats) to their places.
The seating areas include the (part nearest the stage or screen), the (the curved row of seats raised above floor level) and (separate compartments for a group of people).
2. To make foreign-language films comprehensible to local audiences, film companies arrange for them to be either (translated into spoken language) or (translated into print on the screen).
3. Among programmes commonly seen on TV are (programmes with a showmaster in which people can, perhaps, win a prize), (serial dramas dealing with the events and problems of the characters' daily lives), (programmes like 'Miami Vice', 'Derrick' etc.) and (factual films on people, animals, places etc.)
4. Another way of saying 'to make a film' is to say 'to a film'.
5. The apparatus used to show a film in a cinema is called a .
6. Professional entertainers are called and include, for instance, (people who perform apparently supernatural tricks), (nightclub performers who may sing, dance or tell stories to entertain guests), (people who make others laugh), (people who swing and walk on ropes and bars in a circus) and (people who perform with animals in a circus).
7. The film 'Superman 2' was the of 'Superman 1'.
8. The text used for a film is called the or the .
9. Once all the sections of a motion picture have been filmed, the film has to be and (parts removed, put into sequence etc.)
10. Two groups of people who appear in films, but are not actually part of the cast are the (people who crash cars, fall off buildings etc) and the (people who appear in crowd scenes).
11. The names of the and (main actors and actresses) and the (person who tells the actors how to perform) are given in the opening , but you have to wait until the end of the film to see the complete of (the people who acted parts in the film).
12. The short sequences of new films shown in the cinema or on TV for advertising purposes are called .
13. One of the most prestigious for outstanding achievements in films is the Oscar; so-named when an official, on seeing one of the golden statuettes, said it reminded him of his Uncle Oscar.
14. Some films are almost entirely produced in film (filming installations of companies like Universal, Shepperton etc.) while others are shot in various countries to capture the atmosphere of the area.
15. The term is used to mean either all of the sound in a film (voices and music) or only 'the music of a film'.
16. Sylvester Stallones 'Rambo' was torn to pieces by the critics but had sensational (public appeal).
17. The group responsible for the actual shooting of a film is called the .
18. Tina Turner, after a long period of obscurity, made a tremendous .
19. One of the that really tickled me in 'Crocodile Dundee' was when, after being overwhelmed by the dense crowds of people in New York, he arrived back at the hotel sitting on the back of a policeman's horse.
20. Many horror and science-fiction films take advantage of the amazing (optical illusions) film-makers are able to produce nowadays.
21. A is the principal film in a programme at a cinema.
22. Another way to say the 'storyline' of a film/book is to say the ''.
23. Kirk Douglas gave a brilliant performance when he played the Van Gogh in the film 'Vincent'.
24. Some time ago I saw a good of an old film originally made in the Forties called 'The 39 Steps'.
25. The person involved in the management, finance and direction of a film or play is called the .
26. The scenery and props used as background in the theatre or in film studios is called the .
27. Walt Disney's (filmed drawings) are amongst the most widely-known films in the world.