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The Simpsons

In this edition, we hear two reviews of The Simpsons Movie as America's most famous cartoon family step up from TV to the big screen for the first time.

Our critics agree that it's a very funny film, and we hear plenty of positive language as well as some useful informal expressions.

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Vocabulary from the programme

a dysfunctional family
a family that doesn't function properly

on an epic scale
large

stunning
outstandingly good

dazzling
spectacular

I don't have a problem with ...
an informal expression meaning you don't mind something, you're indifferent to it

trivial
lacking seriousness or importance

surreal
unreal, strange, bizarre

to reach rock bottom
informal
to be 'at a low point' or a difficult moment in life

to be bang on
informal
to fit or match something exactly

archetypal
typical



Extras
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