Thursday, 16 December 2010

Press Release - "Name That Movie" to be released in December 2010

Can students really learn the high-level vocabulary words affable and pariah from the Family Guy movie? Did Captain Jack Sparrow use the words macabrebelligerent, and superfluous in Pirates of the Caribbean movies? The answer is “Yes!”

In his new Name That Movie! books (Wiley, December 2010, $9.99), test-prep author Brian Leaf merges his teen readers' passion for movies with their need to learn standardized-test vocabulary words. The two books (one a comedy/action edition and the other, a romantic comedy/drama edition) provide quotes from popular movies. Readers attempt to name the movies and define the boldfaced vocabulary words in each quote.

The books are half movie trivia and half vocabulary instruction, with 1,000 vocabulary words in each. Words are taken from Step Brothers, Knocked Up, 300, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Iron Man, Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, Pride & Prejudice, Miss Congeniality, Shrek, and more. 

Sounds like an interesting idea - at first I thought "why on earth would you write a book about this?!", and slowly became somewhat fascinated with the idea.  Will hopefully get a review done early in the new year.

You can also pre-order Brian's Name That Movie books - the Romcom and Comedy / Action movie editions - on the UK Amazon site for £6.29 each.

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1 comment:

daphne sy said...

owow! I can't wait to watch this

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