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Theatre, cinema

(intermediate level)

Find the best answer(s):

  1

'Shall we go out tonight?'
'I don't know. What's ____ the cinema?'

in
on
up on
on at



  2

'I took Dora to the ____ last night.'
'Did you see a good film?'

cinema
pictures
movies



  3

Have you seen Teddy Bare's latest film? I've heard that the ____ is great.

photography
cast
script



  4

You're not supposed to ____ at cinemas in Britain.

see a film twice
hiss
take a seat



  5

I've heard there's a terrific film on at the Odeon ____ Cathy Tommer.

starring
featuring
with



  6

Mrs Whiskers goes to the cinema every evening because she's a(n) ____ .

usherette
cinema fan



  7

I don't think the children will understand the film if it isn't ____ .

'Well, ask the ____ .'

usherette
attendant
ticket seller



18

Most of the cinemas in Britain have ____ performances.

first-run
fixed up
continuous



19

You can never see a(n) ____ film if you are younger than eighteen.

'X'
'A'
'U'



20

I wonder what the usherette will say if I don't leave my umbrella in the ____ .

cloakroom
stalls
gallery
prompter's box



21

'Can I book two tickets for tomorrow?'
'____ or evening, miss?'

Matinée
First night



22

'Can I get a ticket to The Mousetrap?'
'Sorry, but this performance is ____ .'

sold out
fully booked
cancelled



23

'Can I get two tickets for Saturday?'
'Well, I've got two ____ at £3.15.'

in the gallery
stalls



24

When a performance is fully booked you sometimes queue for ____ in England.

standing room
the gallery
returns



25

'I'd like four tickets together in the ____ , if possible.'

dress circle
stalls
gods



26

'Well, I've got two stalls together in ____ at the side.'

row F
the dress circle
the gallery



27

'Are those ____ close to the stage?'
'Oh yes, just look at the seat-plan.'

seats
stalls
boxes



28

'Have you got any ____ left for tonight's showing of the Pink Elephant?'

seats
tickets



29

The play wasn't bad, but although we sat ____ we could hardly see the stage.

in the circle
in the stalls
in a box



30

The head of a theatre company is called a ____ .

headmaster
director
manager
conductor



31

'Would you like these two stalls in row K?'
'Yes, ____ .'

I do
I please
they will do



32

In the theatre there is a ____ on which the play is performed.

curtain
prompter
gallery
stage



33

Actors and actresses ____ the play before it's performed.

act
set
rehearse
produce



34

Those who play parts in a play are called the ____ .

cast
audience
performs
props



35

The scenery is usually built up on the stage by ____ .

stage hands
stage managers
prompters
builders



36

When an actor forgets what he has to say the prompter ____ his lines to him.

whistles
reads out
whispers



37

A curtain call is when the actors come out to ____ at the end of a play.

nod
clap
hiss
whistle
bow



38

The audience liked the play so much that they didn't stop ____ for a long time.

whistling
hissing
whispering
clapping



39

The first performance of a play is called the ____ in Britain.

premiere
full house
first night
dress rehearsal



40

____ directions are printed instructions for actors playing parts in a play.

Scene
Stage
Screen



41

The time between two acts of a play is called a(n) ____ .

break
halftime
interval



42

Cathy always says that she would hate being in the ____ on a stage.

limelight
spotlight



43

Mr Whiskers has always dreamed of being a famous ____ .

playwright
dramatist
theatre critic



44

Cecily Thomson has never tried to gain popularity by playing to the ____ .

gallery
stalls
boxes
dress circle



45

Good actors always try to sing ____ tune when they rehearse a musical.

out of
for
at
in



46

It's a ____ who manages the back stage production of a play.

chief director
stage manager
producer
arranger



47

I saw an awful ____ last night. Half the audience left before the play ended.

comedy
tragedy
thriller



48

Why don't we leave our coats in the ____ ? It's too hot in the auditorium.

box-office
cloakroom
usherette



49

The play was a complete failure as none of the actors could ____ the show.

lift
steal
move
return



50

'Hurry up! Let's get to the cloakroom before the curtain ____ .'

falls
rises

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