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Mockumentary

A film or television show made in the style of a documentary to make invented events seem real. “Modern Family” has been awarded leading comedy in the recent Emmy Awards for the fourth time. This series, which is presented in … Continue reading

23/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Team up

To join another person, or form a group with other people, in order to do something together. Sesame Street is a popular American children’s television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett in 1969. … Continue reading

27/02/2013 · 1 Comment

Crackle

 To make a lot of short, dry, sharp sounds. Ex:The logs crackled and popped in the fireplace.   Norwegian public television, NRK, plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 hours … Continue reading

18/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Wee Wise Words

Little sapient words. “Wee Wise Words” is an animation series broadcast on  Northern Ireland, in which its  youngest citizens give their opinion about various subjects. This time children from primary schools … Continue reading

26/11/2012 · 2 Comments

Soap Operas

A television or radio drama serial dealing typically with daily events in the lives of the same group of characters. (The origin of this word dates back to 1930s when … Continue reading

28/05/2012 · 2 Comments

D’oh!

Last  Sunday The Simpsons reached a television milestone (an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life) with the broadcast of its 500th episode, “At Long Last … Continue reading

24/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Witty

Witty, strange, unusual …words which define the work of Roald Dahl, one of the most popular storytellers of our time. His stories have always  a twist in the tail, and … Continue reading

18/01/2012 · Leave a comment