雅思口试电影电视话题:长安十二时辰

原标题:雅思口试电影电视话题:长安十二时辰

The Longest Day in Chang'an

前几天,由雷佳音、易烊千玺主演的电视剧《长安十二时辰》终于完结了,各位同学有没有收看呢?

考雅思的时候,想在电影/电视剧这类话题介绍这部剧的话,不妨细读一下下面这篇文章,重点词汇已经给标记出来了~

简介:该剧改编自马伯庸的同名小说,讲述了唐朝上元节前夕,长安城陷入危局,长安死囚张小敬临危受命,与李泌携手在十二时辰内拯救长安的故事。

The Longest Day in Chang'an, a period detective series, is well-received online. In this series,two leading roles are tasked with foiling a criminalconspiracy within a day.

Since it became popular,netizens have incorporated the elementsof this TV series to create various posts about what someone does each hour.

  • period: n 时期,阶段
  • period强调时间的跨度;span 时间或空间上的跨度
  • foiling(foil): v 组织,挫败 n 箔,陪衬物
  • conspiracy: n 阴谋
  • elements: n 元素、成分
  • incorporated:adj 一体化的,合并的 v:合并,并入

The first episode debuted on Chinese video platform Youku on June 27, receiving both critical andaudience acclaim. On Douban, a major Chinese media rating site, the series has scored 8.6 out of 10.

And as of July 1, the Chinese historical suspense drama got released in other Asian countries, suchas Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, and for the first time ever for a Chinese series – it is intended to be available for North American.

  • episode:n 插曲、一段情节、一个事件
  • debuted: n 首次露面,初次登场 v初次登场、首次推出
  • platform:n 平台,站台,月台
  • 速记方法:plat(平的)+form(形态)→平台
  • acclaim:n 赞扬,欢呼v称赞,欢
  • suspense:n 悬疑,焦虑,悬念
  • intended to: 打算

Audiences through video streaming websites (流媒体)including Viki, Amazon and Youtube, as paid content,soon,the series has gained great reputation.

The story is set in the third year of Tianbao Era of Tang Dynasty (A.D. 744), it tells a series of thrilling stories that take place in a single day in Chang'an during the grand celebration of the Lantern Festival.

  • grand:adj 壮丽的,堂皇的;n 一千美元,大钢琴
  • grand与其他同类词的区别
  • grand:侧重规模大,豪华而宏伟壮丽、盛大。也可指人的崇高 、伟大
  • magnificent:指环境、建筑物等本身的壮丽、堂皇、庄严、崇高或出色等
  • majestic:侧重状态、外表、仪态等给人以威严感
  • splendid:指人在行为、品德或性格方面的卓越超群,指物侧重外观上的辉煌。用于口语中,作“极好的,绝妙的”
  • noble:指因本身著名或从外表上看有令人难忘的华丽、庄严、卓越

By compressing a panoramic view of society and a profound historical background into a limited time span,the show maintains a high intensity tempo. Chinese TV dramas are often criticized for being overlong, but this series is so densely packed that rewatches can be essential. Also rare is how "The Longest Day in Chang'an" features multiple interweaving plotlines rather than having a single major story buffered by subplots.

Though it's a thoroughly modern show, the efforts paid by thecrew to revive real Tang Dynasty history has also led to "The Longest Day in Chang'an" winning acclaim.

  • Panoramic: adj 全景的
  • 速记方法pan(全部)+ora(嘴)+mic=全部的描述=全貌的
  • Intensity:n 强度强烈
  • Tempo: n 拍子、节奏、速
  • buffer: v 缓冲 n 缓冲物
  • subplots:n 次要情节
  • crew:n 全体人员,全体船员

The crew took seven months to build the street scenes of ancient Chang'an. "I have tried my best to recreate a single day in the Tang Dynasty," said series' director Cao Dun.Before shooting, Cao and the writing team read the original novel three times.The final of the opening episode was the 23rd version written as they kept polishing the story.

Thanks to the great efforts of the crew, the audience are stunnedby the exquisite wardrobe,make-up and props in the series. Such an elaborate series also conveys the beauty of Chinese culture to the world.

This series' respect for history, refinement of the story, and restoration of the scene show a new model of homemade TV series to the audience.

  • :n 剧本,脚本,手
  • stunned:adj 震惊的 v 使震惊
  • exquisite:adj 精美的,细腻的,强烈的
  • prop: n 道具
  • elaborate:v精心制作 adj精心制作的
  • refinement:n 精炼,改进,文雅

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