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1

Something, such as a film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales, as opposed to a box office bomb.

very succseful film with large budget

My friend Jim and I decided to see the latest ...... this weekend. I like a good action movie once in a while. We decided to meet at the movie theater after work.

blockbuster

2

breathing with difficulty

About 10 minutes later, I saw Jim coming up the escalator. He looked .......

We were all out of breath when we got to the summit.

3

To move in a specified direction.

We finally got up to the head of the line. The clerk behind the ticket window said, "Can I help you?" and I said, "Two tickets for MI-4, please." We weren't children, students, or seniors, so there were no special discounts for us. The clerk handed me two tickets and we ...... inside. There was a ticket taker just inside the door and he took our tickets, handing back to us our stubs.


We are going to head up North for our holiday. We will head off tomorrow. Next holiday we will head out West, or head to Chicago. Right now I need to head into town to do some shopping.

4

A piece of certain paper items, designed to be torn off and kept for record or identification purposes.

We finally got up to the head of the line. The clerk behind the ticket window said, "Can I help you?" and I said, "Two tickets for MI-4, please." We weren't children, students, or seniors, so there were no special discounts for us. The clerk handed me two tickets and we headed inside. There was a ticket taker just inside the door and he took our tickets, handing back to us our .......
check stub, ticket stub, payment stub

5

A place in a public location where food and drinks are sold.

Coming straight from work , I was really hungry. Jim and I went to the .......and got a couple of Cokes, a tub of popcorn, a hotdog, and a box of candy.

concession stand

6

A flat-bottomed vessel, of width similar to or greater than its height, used for storing or packing things, or for washing things in.

Coming straight from work , I was really hungry. Jim and I went to the concession stand and got a couple of Cokes, a ......, a hotdog, and a box of candy.

He bought a tub of lard to roast the potatoes in.

7

A room in which films are shown on a large screen for a small private audience.

Coming straight from work , I was really hungry. Jim and I went to the concession stand and got a couple of Cokes, a tub of popcorn, a hotdog, and a box of candy. We were set. We went into the ...... and it was packed. Lucky for us, we found some seats together that weren't too close to the screen.

screening room

8

To consume (food) quickly, often without regard for table manners.

We sat back and waited for the movie to start. While we watched 10 minutes of previews we ....... our food. By the time the movie started, I was feeling pretty good. I don't know which was better: The movie or the great junk food!


He wolfed down a ham sandwich.

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