Yesterday we learnt about music, movies and books GENRE.

(It is much much better to say genre instead of using kind or type. It seems to make speakers more advanced.)

Music genres: pop, jazz, rock, classical, folk. new age, dance, R&B, country (American cowboy music, not traditional), instrumental, metal, punk.


– Non-fiction: historical (boring for me), biography, auto-biography, academic

– Fiction: Novel, short-stories, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, poetry (Pushkin is famous for this genre), drama, folk tales.

We also learnt some different expressions of like, dislike, relax, and reason used to talk about favourite kind of music, books or movies.


enjoy, crazy about _____, I’m keen on ________, ______ is without a doubt the best _______, I’m quite taken by______.


I can’t stand ______, _______ hurts my ears, ______ puts me off, I despise ______.


take a load off, kick back and relax, chill out, forget my worries, switch off from work, take it easy.


humorous, blood and gore, encouraging, optimistic, realistic, enjoyable, exiting, amazing…

There are some words that need to be kept in mind

saturated = no more spaces


lure (v) = to attract

(n) = a thing to attract

ex: going fishing, people use “lure” to attract fish. It’s pronounced like “lua” in VNese.

tariffs = tax on imported goods

quotas = restrictions/ limits on amount of imported goods

barrierstrade barriers = obstacle, hindrance

overshadow = esclipse

ex: Honda overshadows Yamaha in Vietnam.

sophisticated = complex, well-structured system

  1. sunaminhthi
    November 12, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I thought that “subsidiaries” always in form of plural???

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