Speaking Vocabulary: Movie / TV Programmes / Book


  1. A ~ that comes vividly to my mind is the ~ that I ~ two years ago. /ə ~ ðæt kʌmz ˈvɪvɪdli tə maɪ maɪnd ɪz ðə ~ ðæt aɪ ~ tuː jɪərz əɡoʊ/: This phrase is used when you want to talk about a specific memory or event that you remember clearly from two years ago.

    “A trip that comes vividly to my mind is the journey to Europe that I took two years ago.”

  2. My memory goes back ~ years. /maɪ ˈmɛməri goʊz bæk ~ jɪərz/: This phrase is used when you want to indicate how many years back you can recall events or memories.

    “My memory goes back about twenty years, to when I was a young child.”

  3. If I remember correctly ~ /ɪf aɪ rɪˈmɛmbər kəˈrɛktli ~/: This phrase is used when you want to state something that you think is true based on your memory.

    “If I remember correctly, we first met at the annual conference in 2019.”

  4. If my memory serves me right ~ /ɪf maɪ ˈmɛməri sɜːrvz mi raɪt ~/: This phrase is similar to the previous one and is used when you want to state something that you believe is true based on your memory.

    “If my memory serves me right, the last time we were here was in the summer of 2020.”

  5. I would like to talk about ~ /aɪ wʊd laɪk tə tɔːk əbaʊt ~/: This phrase is used when you want to introduce a topic that you wish to discuss.

    “I would like to talk about the importance of mental health awareness in our society.”


  1. Is based on a true story /ɪz beɪsd ɒn ə truː ˈstɔːri/: This phrase is used to describe a work of fiction that is primarily inspired by real events.

    “The film ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ is based on a true story.”

  2. Is based on a fictional story /ɪz beɪsd ɒn ə fɪkˈʃənl ˈstɔːri/: This phrase is used to describe a work of fiction that is purely a product of the author’s or creator’s imagination.

    “The Harry Potter series is based on a fictional story.”

  3. Meaningful /ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl/: Having a clear purpose, significance, or impact.

    “Our conversation was meaningful, it made me reconsider my actions.”

  4. Comedy / Thriller / Love Story / Horror /ˈkɒmədi/ /ˈθrɪlər/ /lʌv ˈstɔːri/ /ˈhɒrər/: These are different genres of literature or film, each with a distinctive style and subject matter.

    “I prefer watching comedies over horror films.”

  5. Full of suspense /fʊl ɒv səˈspɛns/: A situation or piece of literature that is charged with anxiety or uncertainty about what might happen.

    “The movie was full of suspense, keeping me on the edge of my seat.”

  6. Brings nostalgic memories /brɪŋz nɒˈstældʒɪk ˈmɛməriz/: Something that reminds you fondly of past events or times.

    “Listening to those old songs brings nostalgic memories.”

  7. It brought tears to my eyes /ɪt brɔːt tɪərz tuː maɪ aɪz/: Something that is so touching or emotional it makes you cry.

    “The heartfelt speech brought tears to my eyes.”

  8. Tears welled in my eyes /tɪərz wɛld ɪn maɪ aɪz/: A phrase to describe the action of being on the verge of crying.

    “As I read her farewell letter, tears welled in my eyes.”

  9. Portrays ~ culture /pɔːˈtreɪz ~ ˈkʌltʃər/: To depict or represent a specific culture in a piece of work.

    “The film beautifully portrays Japanese culture.”

  10. A blockbuster /ə ˈblɒkbʌstər/: A movie or book that is a great commercial success.

    “The Avengers was a blockbuster, raking in millions at the box office.”

  11. A bestseller /ə ˈbɛstsɛlər/: A book or other product that sells in very large numbers.

    “The Da Vinci Code was a bestseller, with millions of copies sold worldwide.”

  12. Symbol of parental love /ˈsɪmbəl ɒv pəˈrɛntəl lʌv/: An image, character, or object that represents the love of parents.

    “In the story, the mother’s constant care and attention served as a symbol of parental love.”

  13. Symbol of friendship / patriotism /ˈsɪmbəl ɒv ˈfrɛndʃɪp / ˈpeɪtriəˌtɪzəm/: An image, character, or object representing the concept of friendship or love for one’s country.

    “The shared meals in the novel acted as a symbol of friendship among the characters.”

  14. It was a turning point in my life /ɪt wɒz ə ˈtɜːnɪŋ pɔɪnt ɪn maɪ laɪf/: A time or event that causes a significant change in the circumstances or direction of your life.

    “Graduating from university was a turning point in my life.”

  15. The pages of the book have turned yellow with age /ðə ˈpeɪdʒɪz ɒv ðə bʊk hæv ˈtɜːrnd ˈjɛloʊ wɪð eɪdʒ/: A phrase describing the physical aging of a book, where the pages become yellowed over time.

    “The pages of the book have turned yellow with age, marking its long history.”

  16. ~ has faded with age /~ hæz ˈfeɪdɪd wɪð eɪdʒ/: Something has lost its brightness or vividness as time has passed.

    “The photo has faded with age, but the memories it holds are still clear.”

  17. The spine of the book /ðə spaɪn ɒv ðə bʊk/: The edge of a book where all the pages are connected.

    “The spine of the book is damaged, making it difficult to read without pages falling out.”

  18. One of a kind /wʌn ɒv ə kaɪnd/: Unique; the only one of its type.

    “This handmade necklace is one of a kind, there’s no other like it in the world.”

  19. Fiction / Non-fiction /ˈfɪkʃən/ /nɒnˈfɪkʃən/: Fiction refers to literature created from the imagination, while non-fiction refers to literature based on facts and reality.

    “I prefer reading non-fiction books over fiction because I enjoy learning new facts.”

  20. Evergreen /ˈɛvərˌgriːn/: Something that is continually fresh, enduring or constantly popular.

    “The works of Shakespeare are evergreen, they remain relevant and appreciated even today.”

  21. Theatre / Cinema /ˈθiːətər/ /ˈsɪnɪmə/: Theatre refers to a place where plays are performed, or the profession of writing, directing, and performing in plays. Cinema refers to a place where movies are shown, or the art of making movies.

    “I enjoy both the immediacy of theatre and the visual storytelling of cinema.”

  22. The Storyline / Plot /ðə ˈstɔːrilaɪn/ /plɒt/: The storyline or plot is the sequence of events that happen in a book, movie, play, etc.

    “The plot of the film was complex, but the storyline was compelling and kept me engaged.”

  23. Predictable / Unpredictable /prɪˈdɪktəbəl/ /ʌnpriˈdɪktəbəl/: Predictable means that something is expected or can be foreseen. Unpredictable means that something cannot be predicted or foreseen.

    “The ending of the movie was unpredictable, it was a surprising twist that left the audience in shock.”

  24. Biography / Autobiography /baɪˈɒgrəfi/ /ˌɔːtəʊbaɪˈɒgrəfi/: A biography is a book or account that tells the story of someone’s life, written by someone else. An autobiography is a book or account of a person’s life written by that person.

    “I read a fascinating biography about Albert Einstein, and an inspiring autobiography written by Malala Yousafzai.”

  25. Novel /ˈnɒvl/: A novel is a long written story usually about imaginary characters and events.

    “One of my favorite novels is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee.”

  26. Film Maker / Producer /ˈfɪlm ˈmeɪkər/ /prəˈdjuːsər/: A filmmaker is someone who directs or produces movies. A producer is someone who oversees and manages the production of a film, television show, or other entertainment product.

    “The film maker’s vision was beautifully brought to life by the producer and the rest of the crew.”

  27. It was amusing /ɪt wɒz əˈmjuːzɪŋ/: A phrase that describes something as entertaining or funny.

    “The comedic timing in the film was perfect. It was amusing and made the audience laugh out loud.”

  28. It was captivating /ɪt wɒz ˈkæptɪveɪtɪŋ/: A phrase that describes something as very interesting or attractive in a way that holds your attention.

    “The performance was captivating, I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage.”

  29. The good value that I learnt from this ~ is that ~ /ðə gʊd ˈvæljuː ðæt aɪ lɜːnt frɒm ðɪs ~ ɪz ðæt ~/: A phrase that describes a moral lesson or beneficial knowledge gained from a certain experience, book, film, etc.

    “The good value that I learnt from this book is that kindness and understanding can overcome prejudice and hatred.”

Speaking Part 2 - Example Answers (2 minutes)

1. Describe your favourite movie

My favourite movie is “The Pursuit of Happyness”, which I first watched about two years ago. This film comes vividly to mind because it left a deep impression on me. It’s based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes a successful stockbroker despite numerous obstacles.

The film, set in the 1980s, beautifully portrays American culture and the economic struggles many individuals faced. The storyline is full of suspense and is quite unpredictable, which makes it all the more captivating. It’s not your regular comedy or thriller; it’s a meaningful drama that brings a mix of emotions. At times, it’s so touching that it brought tears to my eyes.

Will Smith, who plays Chris Gardner, delivers an awe-inspiring performance. His portrayal makes the film seem more like an autobiography than a fictional story. This movie was a blockbuster hit and is frequently regarded as an evergreen symbol of parental love and determination.

One scene that stands out to me is when Chris finally gets the job after countless hardships. This was a turning point in his life and resonates with me deeply, reminding me of some of my own struggles.

Looking back, “The Pursuit of Happyness” is more than just a film. It brings back nostalgic memories and teaches valuable life lessons. From this movie, I learned that perseverance and hard work can overcome any obstacles. This is a lesson that has stuck with me and continues to influence my daily life.

2. Describe a movie you dislike

If my memory serves me right, the movie that comes vividly to my mind, which I distinctly disliked, was a blockbuster released two years ago. I remember because it was based on a fictional story that was presented as a thriller but was full of predictable plot twists.

The movie, in essence, failed to be captivating, despite the hype created by the filmmakers and producers. The storyline, instead of being full of suspense, was quite foreseeable, lacking the element of surprise that usually accompanies a thriller. Comedy was infused in awkward situations, making it less amusing and more cringe-worthy.

Additionally, it attempted to portray a certain culture, but it felt more like a caricature than a true representation. The portrayal was so off the mark that it brought tears to my eyes, but not out of emotional connection, rather due to the sheer disappointment.

The movie was promoted as a one-of-a-kind experience, but it was far from it. The plot was not meaningful, the characters lacked depth, and the whole experience in the theatre felt more like a test of patience than an enjoyable evening at the cinema.

The good value that I learnt from this movie is that not every hyped movie is worth the watch. Sometimes, making informed decisions based on reviews and personal preferences is a better approach than falling for marketing gimmicks. Despite its status as a bestseller at the box office, this movie, for me, was far from evergreen and has faded with my memory’s age.

3. Describe your favourite TV programmes

If I remember correctly, the TV programme that always brings nostalgic memories and holds a special place in my heart is a comedy series that aired some years ago. This programme is one of a kind, full of witty humour and is based on a fictional story about a group of friends.

This series is a comedy, but it’s also meaningful, portraying friendship and everyday life struggles in a light-hearted and relatable manner. What makes it even more special is how it portrays diverse cultures and personalities, making it a melting pot of experiences. It’s not just a sitcom; it’s a symbol of friendship and the highs and lows that come with it.

Even though the series ended a while back, it remains evergreen, and I often find myself revisiting the episodes. Each time, I find something new to laugh about or a new perspective that I hadn’t considered before. It’s amusing, captivating, and full of suspense in its way, with the storyline often taking unpredictable turns.

The characters in the series are relatable and well-rounded, and over time, they have turned yellow with age in the sense that they have matured and evolved, much like the pages of an old, beloved book. This TV programme is like a beloved novel whose spine has faded with age but holds stories that are timeless and impactful.

The good value that I learnt from this TV programme is that friendship is a beautiful journey of growth, understanding, and mutual respect. And despite the hurdles life throws at us, a good laugh with friends can make everything seem better. No matter how many new shows I watch, this programme remains my favourite, a true evergreen in the vast television landscape.

4. Describe something funny that you have experienced or watched

A moment that comes vividly to mind when I think of something funny that I’ve experienced occurred approximately two years ago. It was not a comedy show or a movie but a real-life incident that had all the elements of a comedy, full of suspense, and utterly unpredictable.

The incident involved my friends and I on a road trip. If my memory serves me right, we were trying to navigate our way through a foreign city using a map that was, unfortunately, outdated. The comedy of errors ensued when we ended up at a farm, thinking it was a famous tourist spot. The sight of us, city folks, amidst cows and haystacks, was so amusing that tears welled in our eyes from the laughter.

The situation was so meaningful because, despite being lost and slightly embarrassed, we found joy and humour. The incident, in a way, became a symbol of our friendship, showing that we could find laughter even in the most unexpected situations. It was a turning point in our trip, turning a potentially frustrating situation into a memorable and hilarious adventure.

This memory has faded with age in the sense that the details are not as clear as they once were, but the laughter and the feeling of togetherness it brought are evergreen. The good value I learnt from this experience is that life doesn’t always go as planned, but if we embrace the unexpected with a sense of humour, it can lead to some extraordinary memories. It’s an incident that I often recount at gatherings, and each time, it never fails to bring a round of laughter.

5. Describe your favourite advertisement

When it comes to advertising, my favourite has always been an old Coca-Cola commercial that aired around the holiday season. This advertisement, despite its simplicity, was incredibly captivating and left an indelible impression on me.

The advertisement started with the jingle of a bell, followed by the chugging sound of a train. As the camera panned out, it revealed a magical train made entirely of red and white lights, driving through a snowy landscape. This was the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas train, delivering bottles of the refreshing beverage to the inhabitants of the sleepy town. The townspeople, young and old, would hear the train’s whistle and rush out to receive their holiday treat, their faces alight with joy and anticipation.

What made this advertisement truly special was its ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and warmth, perfectly capturing the spirit of the holiday season. The ad did not rely on flashy visuals or clever wordplay. Instead, it used the universal language of joy, generosity, and celebration. Even though the advertisement was for a beverage, it felt like it was selling a feeling, a moment of togetherness.

This ad remains my favourite to this day, a timeless classic in the world of advertising. It taught me the good value of associating a product with positive emotions and experiences. Despite its age, it still feels fresh and relevant, a testament to the power of storytelling in advertising. Each time I hear the jingle of that bell, I am transported back to those magical holiday seasons, and I can’t help but smile.

6. Describe something you shared with someone

One of my most cherished shared experiences was a book exchange I had with a close friend during our college years. Both of us were literature enthusiasts, and we had a profound love for books, their smell, the feel of their pages, and the worlds they contained within their covers.

The book was Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” I had read it over the summer break and was deeply moved by the intricate narrative, the magical realism, and the vivid character portrayals. Knowing my friend’s penchant for such narratives, I decided to share it with her.

I remember the day I handed the book to her. The way her eyes lit up as she read the title, the eagerness in her voice as she flipped through the pages, it was almost as if I was reliving my initial interactions with the book.

Over the next few weeks, we would discuss the book at length, dissecting its themes, characters, and narrative style. We would debate and sometimes even argue about our interpretations of the book. But what made this sharing so special was the connection it fostered between us. It deepened our bond and added a new layer to our friendship.

Sharing that book was more than just an exchange of a physical object. It was an exchange of thoughts, ideas, and emotions that we experienced through the journey of reading that book. It was a shared experience that opened up new conversations, new understandings, and a new level of intimacy in our friendship. To this day, each time I see that book on my shelf, I am reminded of those enriching discussions and the joy of sharing something so meaningful with a dear friend.

7. Describe a sports activity that you watched on TV

One of the most exhilarating sports activities that I remember watching on TV was the 2023 NBA Finals. The keenly contested series featured the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets, two teams with star-studded lineups and a deep-seated rivalry.

The deciding game 7 was an absolute thriller. The entire match was a roller coaster ride, with the lead changing hands multiple times. The Lakers, led by their charismatic point guard, put forth a brilliant first half. Their swift passing, precise shooting, and aggressive defense had them leading by a comfortable margin as the halftime buzzer sounded.

However, the Brooklyn Nets, known for their resilience, staged a remarkable comeback in the second half. Their star player, an exceptional shooter, seemed to have taken it upon himself to pilot the team’s comeback. He made some unbelievable three-pointers, showing remarkable poise under pressure.

As the final minutes ticked down, the intensity was palpable. With just seconds remaining, the game was tied, and the Lakers had the ball. The point guard, who had been instrumental in the Lakers’ initial lead, took control. He dribbled past the defenders and launched a three-pointer just as the buzzer sounded. The ball arched high in the air and swished through the net, sealing a memorable victory for the Lakers.

The players erupted in joy, and the crowd roared in approval. The stunning last-second shot, the dramatic comeback from the Nets, and the high stakes of the match made it one of the most exciting sports activities I’ve ever watched on TV. The game was a testament to the sheer unpredictability and thrill of sports, and it is a match I will remember for a long time to come.

8. Describe a book that you have read more that once

One book that I’ve revisited multiple times is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. This classic novel is a powerful exploration of themes such as racial injustice, moral growth, and the inherent goodness and evil in people.

The story is set in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression, and it’s narrated by a young girl named Scout Finch. Through her innocent and insightful perspective, we’re introduced to her father, Atticus Finch, an attorney who embodies integrity and empathy. Atticus is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man unjustly accused of a grave crime. The narrative intertwines with Scout’s own journey of growing up, her interactions with her brother Jem and their friend Dill, and their fascination with their reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley.

Each read of “To Kill a Mockingbird” reveals new layers. In my first reading, I was deeply moved by the blatant racial inequality and the courage of Atticus Finch in standing up against it. In subsequent readings, however, I began to appreciate subtler aspects of the book such as the character growth of Scout, the symbolism of the ‘mockingbird’, and the delicate portrayal of the South during this tumultuous time.

The book’s exploration of moral complexities and its rich character development make it a compelling read, no matter how many times you’ve been through it. Each reread offers a new perspective, a deeper understanding, or a previously overlooked detail. That’s why “To Kill a Mockingbird” remains for me, and many others, a book that’s worth revisiting time and again.

9. Describe a real life movie / based on a true story

A compelling film based on true events that comes to mind is “The Pursuit of Happyness” directed by Gabriele Muccino. The film portrays the inspiring life story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman turned successful stockbroker.

The movie, released in 2006, stars Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a role that earned him an Academy Award nomination. His real-life son, Jaden Smith, plays his on-screen son, adding a unique authenticity to their relationship.

The story unfolds in San Francisco in the 1980s, where Gardner invests his life savings into portable bone density scanners. However, the devices don’t sell well, plunging Gardner and his son into financial turmoil. His wife leaves him, and they lose their home, forcing father and son to navigate life in homeless shelters and even a public restroom at a subway station.

Despite these hardships, Gardner doesn’t lose hope. He lands an unpaid internship at a prestigious brokerage firm with the promise of a job at the end if he can outshine his competitors. The film beautifully captures Gardner’s relentless pursuit of a better life for him and his son, despite numerous setbacks.

“The Pursuit of Happyness” is an emotional, inspiring journey that showcases the resilience of the human spirit and the power of perseverance. It’s a heartwarming testament to the fact that sometimes, the most extraordinary stories are the ones that happen in real life.

10. Describe a movie about the future

If my memory serves me right, a film that comes vividly to mind when talking about the future is the blockbuster “Blade Runner,” directed by Ridley Scott. I watched this film about two years ago and its depiction of a dystopian future is based on a fictional story but is full of suspense and thought-provoking concepts, making it a one of a kind experience.

The storyline is set in future Los Angeles, where bioengineered beings known as replicants, who are almost indistinguishable from humans, are created. These replicants are the product of powerful corporations, and the movie portrays a future culture where the line between machine and human is blurred.

The film is a thriller, full of suspense as it follows the main character, Rick Deckard, who is tasked with hunting down and “retiring” replicants. His journey is unpredictable and evergreen, offering fresh insights with each viewing. The scenes are captivating, and at times, it brought tears to my eyes with its exploration of what it means to be human.

The film was a turning point in my life, causing me to reflect on the potential impact of unchecked technological advancement on our society. It’s a symbol of cautionary future, where the value of life, whether human or artificial, becomes the central question. The good value that I learnt from this film is that humanity is defined not just by our biological make-up but by our emotions, experiences, and capacity for empathy.

“Blade Runner” is often showcased in cinemas and is considered an evergreen in the realm of science fiction. This film, while not a comedy or love story, has an underlying layer of a tragic love story that adds depth to its narrative. Looking back, it brings nostalgic memories of my first encounter with such profound cinematic storytelling.

In conclusion, “Blade Runner” is not just a movie about the future, but a timeless exploration of identity, consciousness, and the ethical implications of advancing technology.

11. Describe a story from a children's book

If I remember correctly, a children’s book that I would like to talk about is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. This book is based on a fictional story but is meaningful and full of lessons for young readers.

The storyline is simple yet captivating. It revolves around a caterpillar, who starts as a tiny creature and eats his way through a variety of foods, growing bigger and bigger each day. The story is predictable but in an enjoyable way, and it’s full of suspense for the young readers, eagerly waiting to see what the caterpillar will eat next.

The book is a best-seller and has been loved by children and parents alike for generations. Its pages have turned yellow with age, but its charm has not faded. The spine of the book is worn from the countless times it’s been opened and read. It’s an evergreen in children’s literature and is often found in a cherished place on the bookshelves at home or in the library.

The tale is a symbol of growth and transformation, teaching children about the life cycle of a butterfly in a fun and engaging way. The good value that I learned from this book is the importance of patience and the beauty of nature’s processes.

Despite being a simple story, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is one of a kind. It’s more than just a tale about a caterpillar; it’s a journey of transformation that sparks wonder and curiosity in children’s minds. The illustrations are captivating, filled with vibrant colors that bring the story to life.

In conclusion, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is not just a story from a children’s book; it’s a timeless tale that has been passed down through generations, teaching children about the wonders of nature and the joy of reading.

13. Describe something positive that you have experienced

A memory that comes vividly to my mind is the experience I had when I attended a live theatre performance two years ago. If my memory serves me right, it was a comedy that brought nostalgic memories of simpler times.

This theatre event was based on a fictional story, yet it was meaningful and full of suspense. It had me on the edge of my seat, and the laughs were plentiful. It was a blockbuster in its own right, a one-of-a-kind experience that I’d never had before.

The performance perfectly portrayed the culture of humor and wit, making it even more captivating. Every scene, every dialogue was crafted with such precision that it felt authentic and relatable. The storyline was unpredictable, keeping the audience guessing and engaged.

The good value that I learned from this experience is that laughter truly is the best medicine. It was a turning point in my life, making me realize the importance of humor and light-heartedness in dealing with life’s challenges.

As I look back, that theatre experience feels like an evergreen memory. Like the pages of a book that have turned yellow with age, the memory has faded slightly, but the joy and positivity it brought me remain vivid.

In conclusion, attending that comedy theatre performance was a positive experience that left a lasting impact on me. It was amusing, captivating, and taught me the importance of humor in life.

14. Describe a country that you would like to work in

If my memory serves me right, it has always been my dream to work in Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun comes vividly to mind when I think about my professional aspirations.

Japan, an evergreen symbol of a blend between tradition and modernity, captivates me. The country’s unique culture, which portrays a harmonious blend of ancient customs and ultra-modern technology, has always intrigued me.

This dream is based on the true story of my fascination with Japanese culture, ever since I was young. From the intriguing Samurai tales to the fast-paced life of Tokyo, every aspect of it is full of suspense, making my desire to work there even stronger.

I envision myself immersed in their working culture, experiencing first-hand their dedication to perfection and respect for professionalism. From what I understand, the work ethic in Japan is one of a kind, something that I would like to experience and learn from.

Furthermore, the prospect of living in Japan also brings nostalgic memories of all the Japanese art, literature, and cinema that I’ve admired. Being able to experience these cultural phenomena right in their birthplace would be a turning point in my life.

In addition, working in Japan would offer an unpredictable, yet exciting journey. The country is known for its innovation and technological advancements, which would ensure a dynamic and challenging work environment.

In conclusion, based on the cultural richness, professional ethics, and technological advancements, Japan is a country where I would like to work. I believe that this experience would be meaningful and full of learnings that could shape my professional and personal life.

15. Describe your favourite website

My favorite website, if I remember correctly, is Goodreads, which is a platform for book lovers, critics, and authors alike. This website comes vividly to mind when I think about a place that has been a constant source of literary exploration and a treasure trove of meaningful content.

Goodreads is based on a true story of creating a global community of readers and writers. The platform is a symbol of friendship for book lovers around the world, connecting people through their shared love for literature.

It is full of suspense as you never know what hidden gem you might stumble upon next. The website brings nostalgic memories of my early days of reading, when every book was a new adventure, a new world to explore.

The reviews and discussions on Goodreads often bring tears to my eyes because they are so heartfelt and passionate. They portray the culture of deep, thoughtful reading and appreciation of literature.

In fact, the site itself is like a bestseller of the digital realm, widely popular and respected. It is evergreen, always keeping up with the latest releases while retaining a vast collection of classics.

The website’s structure is like the spine of a book, strong and organized, leading me through different genres, authors, and themes. It has a unique feature, the ‘bookshelf’, where I can keep track of all my reads and wants-to-reads.

The plot of every book is discussed, analyzed, and critiqued, making the reading experience unpredictable and enriching. It’s like a theatre of thoughts, where different perspectives come together to create a symphony of ideas.

In conclusion, Goodreads is my favorite website because it is a meaningful platform for literary exploration. It is captivating, one-of-a-kind, and a symbol of the global reading culture. The good value that I’ve learned from this platform is that reading is not just a solitary activity but a shared joy that brings people together.

16. Describe a foreign movie that you enjoyed watching

One foreign movie that I particularly enjoyed watching is “Parasite,” a South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-ho. It’s an intoxicating blend of dark comedy, social commentary, and suspenseful thriller that left a deep impression on me.

The story of “Parasite” feels like a grim fairy tale set in modern times, portraying the stark contrast between the lives of the wealthy Park family and the impoverished Kim clan. The narrative is so compelling and unpredictable that it kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning till the end.

What struck me most about the film was its insightful commentary on social inequality. Despite its setting in South Korea, the themes it explores are universal, making the film a poignant critique of the socio-economic disparities prevalent in societies across the globe.

The film’s cinematography is another aspect that deserves mention. Each scene, beautifully shot and meticulously designed, contributes to the narrative’s overall tension and powerfully symbolizes the underlying social divide.

The performances in the movie are exceptional, with each actor delivering a believable and moving portrayal of their characters. The interactions between the characters, marked by moments of humor, pathos, and tension, add depth and complexity to the narrative.

The final twist in the plot, which I won’t spoil here, was a brilliant piece of storytelling that left me contemplative long after the credits rolled. It was a poignant reminder of the harsh realities of life and the lengths people may go to in their struggle for survival and prosperity.

In conclusion, “Parasite” is a captivating and thought-provoking foreign film that I thoroughly enjoyed watching. Its masterful storytelling, profound social commentary, and exceptional performances make it a cinematic masterpiece that continues to resonate with me.