Unit 2
1 • Identities and exchanges

Nollywood and Bollywood

Are Bollywood and Nollywood a copy or an evolution of Hollywood?

Step 2

Write an article about a famous Bollywood actress.
Activity 3

...ollywood Movies

...ollywood Movies

  • valuable /ˈvæljʊəbəl/ (adj.)
  • worth (adj.)
  • film industry / movie business (n.)
  • producer (n.)
  • boom / develop / explode / increase / grow (v.)

  • dubbing (n.)
  • film director / filmmaker (n.)
  • screenplay (n.)
  • soundtrack (n.)
  • special effects (n.)
  • release a movie (v.)
  • shoot a film (v.)

  • well-known (adj.)
  • internaltional / global / worldwide ≠ foreign /ˈfɒrɪn/ (adj.)
  • award / prize (n.)
  • celeb(rity) / star (n.)
  • fame / popularity / success (n.)
  • acclaim / praise / admire / award / congratulate (v.)
  • star in a movie (v.)

  • play a (lead) role / part (exp.)
  • actor / actress (n.) → act (v.)
  • performance (n.) → perform (v.)
  • stereotype /ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp/ (n.)
  • talent (n.)
  • audition / casting (n.)
  • character (n.)
  • embody / portray (v.)
  • pretend /prɪˈtɛnd/ (v.)
  • represent / show (v.)

  • comedy (n.)
  • sitcom / soap opera (n.)
  • musical (n.)
  • TV series / TV show (n.)

  • go to the movies (exp.)
  • audience (n.)
  • blockbuster (n.)
  • movie poster (n.)
  • ticket (n.)
  • watch a film / movie (v.)
Voir les réponses

Watch the video.
What are the characteristics of the movie genre? What is different with Hollywood films?

Discuss the brainstorming questions:
how can these twin posters illustrate or contradict the questions?

Read the idiom of the week.
With the photo and the note, rephrase it and give examples.

Let's learn!


Memorize words from the vocabulary mind map. Challenge a classmate: give, in turn, one of the listed words or phrases. You cannot repeat the same one twice.

Hollywood and Bollywood twin movie posters: Batman Begins, by Christopher Nolan 2005  and Ra One, by Anubhav Sinha, 2011
Hollywood and Bollywood twin movie posters: Batman Begins, by Christopher Nolan 2005 and Ra One, by Anubhav Sinha, 2011.

Step 3

Introduce a Nollywood report.
Activity 4
Activity 5

On your way to the task - Step 1

Create a Bollywood movie poster and present it.
Activity 1
Activity 2

Your final project

A Bollywood or Nollywood actor or actress refl ects on how this cinema is linked to Hollywood.

Get ready!

Voir les réponses
a. List 15 words and phrases related to Hollywood as quickly as possible. Compare them with your classmate.

b. Look at the vocabulary boxes below. Find a title for each category.

a. Observe the two posters. Spot 3 similarities and 3 differences.

b. What seems typically Indian in the Ra One poster? What seems typically American in the Batman poster?

Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Brainstorming question

Can they find their inspiration in Hollywood film culture and still create a strong cinematographic identity?

Brainstorming question

Are Bollywood and Nollywood films recognizable?

IDIOM of the week!

Be in the spotlight / limelight

IDIOM of the week!
Calcium oxide a.k.a. lime was used in lamps to light the stage in theatres. Then limelights disappeared and were replaced by spotlights. When you are in the limelight or in the spotlight, you are the centre of attention.

Spotlight, by Vikram Bhatt, 2017
Spotlight, by Vikram Bhatt, 2017.


  • similar ≠ different /ˈdɪfrənt/ / altered / modified (adj.)
  • background (n.)
  • layout (n.)
  • typography / lettering (n.)
  • imitate / look alike (v.)
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