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Essay Phrases

Vocabulary for A-Level essays

TermDefinition
Ahora sigamos/continuemos con... Let us now continue with...
como consecuencia (de) as a result (of)
en cambio on the other hand
en estos tiempos/hoy en día these days/nowadays
En mi opinion, (no) se puede creer... In my opinion, one can(not) believe...
en realidad in fact
en resumen in summary, in a nutshell
para comenzar/terminar to start with/finish
por último finally, in the end
Primero, consideremos First, let's consider
Se suele afirmar que... It is often said/claimed that...
También debemos considerar... We must also consider...
A medida que se avanza el relato/la película As the story/film progresses
Como señala el/la autor/a­ As the author points out/shows
Es un telón de fondo perfecto It's the perfect backdrop
Incluso se puede decir que You/One can even say that...
Lo cierto es que... The truth/fact is that...
No se puede negar que... It cannot be denied that... , There's no denying that...
Pongamos por caso... For instance...
Resulta difícil creer que It is hard to believe that...
Se podría decir incluso que... You could even say that...
Se trata (del amor y del remordimiento) It's a question of (love and remorse)
sirva de ejemplo by way of example/a case in point is
la complejidad del argumento the complexity of the plot
el desarrollo lineal linear development
el desarrollo de la trama/intriga plot development
entrelazar las historias to interweave the stories
una escena retrospectiva a flashback
un giro inesperado an unexpected twist/turn
un resumen del argumento a summary of the plot
la secuencia de los sucesos the sequence of events
el desarrollo de un conflicto entre... the development of a conflict between...
Destaca el personaje _____ The character _____ stands out
La evolución del personaje The character's development
el personaje principal the main character
el/la protagonista the protagonist, the main character
Los personajes se parecen mucho The characters are very alike
un retrato del protagonista a portrait of the main character
Se diferencian mucho en su carácter They are very different in character
Tiene un character duro/simpático/alegre He/She has a hard/kind/cheerful character
la vida interior de los personajes the characters' inner life
La acción ocurre en el pasado/presente/futuro The action takes place in the past/present/future
el ambiente de la aldea/del barrio etc. the atmosphere of the village/neighbourhood etc.
describir el entorno/medio ambiente to describe the environment
la descripción del paisaje description of the landscape
el marco histórico/social the historical/social setting
recrear el período/la época to recreate the period/era
un sentido de lugar a sense of place
transmitir la impression de un lugar to convey the impression of a place
la actuación/interpretación de un papel performance in a role
Apareció en su primer largometraje He/She appeared in his/her first feature film
un/a cineasta creativo/a a creative film-maker
una escena emocionante an exciting/moving scene
estrenarse una película to be premiered
una imagen eficaz an effective image
el rodaje de la película the shooting of the film
Created by: alg_modlangs