China's Hollywood

By now, you have probably noticed the growing number of references to China in big-budget movies. The reason: China's film industry is now the biggest in the world, and any major production has to take this into account if it wants a piece of the pie.

 

China's Hollywood

By now, you have probably noticed the growing number of references to China in big-budget movies. The reason: China's film industry is now the biggest in the world, and any major production has to take this into account if it wants a piece of the pie.

 

Grammar & Key Words

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4. of all (places, people, things)  
7. as of November
11. make it  to
16. had the virus start, 22. have a third of the cast be Chinese  
23. recommended that the script be rewritten  
24. as important as the Chinese market is  
26. outnumber and outplay

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Vocabulary

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1. a random guy

un tipo desconocido/cualquiera
2. beat up (someone) darle una paliza (a alguien)
3. gold medalist medallista de oro
5. meant for (you) dirigido a, pensado para (ti)
6. box office revenue ingresos de taquilla
8. two thousand fourteen (US) two thousand and fourteen (UK)
9. viewers espectadores
10. pass through (the agency) pasar por (la agencia)
12. scalper (tout -UK) revendedor
13. push someone to (do something) presionar a alguien (para que haga algo)
14. a flat fee un precio fijo
15. bolster (your chances) potenciar/aumentar (tus posibilidades)
17. save the day salvarles el pellejo, sacarlos de apuros
18. get around (an obstacle) sortear/evitar (un obstáculo)
19. a fraction of (the cost, the time) una parte muy pequeña de (el coste, el tiempo), muchísimo menos
20. tightly regulated estrictamente regulado
21. shooting location el lugar del rodaje
25. ultimately en última instancia, al fin y al cabo, en el fondo, a la larga, al final
27. slated to (US) programado para
28. hold/keep the US at bay mantener a raya (a EEUU)
29. vying to/for (to vie) compitiendo por / disputarse algo

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Test

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