Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Do you often hear people talking about movies or music?

Do you want to be part of these conversations in English?

Do you sometimes feel unsure of what to say?

We’re going to introduce you to a few new vocabulary words you can use that will help you to make connections in everyday conversations. 

Learning Outside The Textbook and Focusing On Conversations

It’s great to have a way to talk about things like movies the way that natives do.

It’s about knowing what to say and the words that will help you to connect to natives. 

This takes you beyond just a textbook or a classroom, and instead takes you out into real life experiences.

It’s the philosophy of “Connection Not Perfection” that helps you to make these conversations about things in pop culture and everyday life.

This Movie and This Band Reaches So Many People

The movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” shows that taking chances can really pay off.

The band Queen wasn’t afraid to put themselves out there and it paid off.

You still hear their music everywhere today–it gets you going and it is huge in sports.

People listen to their music because it gets them pumped up and energetic, and athletes and people everywhere want that feeling.

They also wanted to include the audience and resonate with them, and they did that.

4 Vocabulary Words You Can Use In This Context

There are some words that you see come up often when it relates to movies, TV shows, or other areas of pop culture.

Understanding these words and knowing how to use them in conversation can really help you. 

  1. Rock anthem: This is like a theme song, something that means something very specific. It’s like a battle cry for a group of people. It’s a rock song that everybody knows. 
  2. Gets you going: This is a song that grabs your attention and really reaches you. It brings you back to a point in time or helps to motivate you. It can make you feel like there are so many possibilities.
  3. Cameo: When a big name star has a small role in a movie or a TV show. 
  4. Eclectic: It describes something that is made of a lot of different parts. Those parts may not seem to work well together and often it can be unique. This can be a person, a song, or a thing. In this case the band Queen was definitely eclectic. 


Knowing how to talk through things like movies, music, and other aspects of pop culture is a great advantage.

These words can really help you to get in on the conversation and make connections through things you experience.

This movie was a perfect example and was the very definition of eclectic.

This is how to take your vocabulary to another level because it’s all about learning outside of the text book.

If you have any questions, please leave then below in the comments section.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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