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Vocabulary Quiz
booming • what not • bang bang
well-off • prince charming
  1. She is still looking for her .
  2. You can buy shoes and socks and .
  3. The economy is now.
  4. He is not super rich, but he is .
  5. The car accident was a event.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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1271 African Movie Scene

Abiedemi talks about the popular movie scene that rivals Bollywood and Hollywood.

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booming

It is booming and people are making more money each year.

When something is booming, like an economy or town, it is doing very well. Notice the following:

  1. The downtown areas is booming.
  2. The economy is booming now.

what not

You might meet your prince charming, or what not.

Here, 'or what not' means 'things like that.' Notice the following:

  1. That restaurant serves pasta, salads and what not.
  2. On the trail there is lots of beautiful nature and what not.

bang bang

Hollywood has action and bang, bang type movies.

A bang-bang movie is an action movie. Bang-bang refers to quick action. Notice the following:

  1. Bruce Willis is in many bang-bang types of movies.
  2. He scored a goal on a bang-bang play.

well-off

Movies tend to present people that are well-off.

People who are well-off are very rich. Notice the following:

  1. His family is very well-off.
  2. Everyone hopes to be well-off in old age.

prince charming

You might meet your prince charming, or what not.

The term prince charming is slang for the perfect man that most women hope to meet, but rarely do. Notice the following:

  1. She is still looking for her prince charming.
  2. Almost all Disney movies have a prince charming type of guy.