Meaning of PERFORMANCE in English

PERFORMANCE

noun

1 sth performed

ADJECTIVE

▪ live

▪ public

▪ evening , matinee

▪ amateur , professional

▪ cameo ( esp. BrE )

▪ solo

▪ debut

▪ repeat

The party is dreading a repeat ~ of its defeat in the last election.

▪ ballet , concert , dance , dramatic , musical , opera , theatrical , vocal

The singer is renowned for his live concert ~s.

▪ benefit , charity ( esp. BrE )

▪ school

VERB + PERFORMANCE

▪ give , put on , stage

The company is putting on a ~ of the popular musical ‘Cats’.

▪ attend , go to

▪ see , watch

PERFORMANCE + VERB

▪ feature sb/sth

PERFORMANCE + NOUN

▪ art , poetry

▪ artist , poet

▪ troupe ( esp. AmE )

▪ piece

▪ venue

▪ anxiety ( esp. AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

The course aims to develop the children's appreciation of music in ~.

2 way in which sth is done

ADJECTIVE

▪ brilliant , convincing , dazzling , electrifying ( esp. BrE ), excellent , exceptional , extraordinary , fine , good , great , impressive , inspired , magnificent , outstanding , remarkable , sparkling ( esp. BrE ), standout , stellar , sterling ( esp. BrE , formal ), stunning , superb , terrific , virtuoso , wonderful

The recording gives the most convincing ~ of Stravinsky's ‘Rite’ to date.

Finney gives a virtuoso ~ as a psychopath.

▪ powerful , strong

the country's strong economic ~ over the last two years

▪ solid

▪ creditable ( esp. BrE )

▪ flawless , polished

▪ gutsy , spirited

▪ energetic

▪ bad , disappointing , dismal , lacklustre/lackluster , poor , weak

▪ mediocre

▪ satisfactory

▪ improved

▪ consistent

▪ central ( esp. BrE )

Mel Gibson's central ~ in the movie as Hamlet

▪ memorable

▪ all-around ( AmE ), all-round ( BrE ), overall

He got top marks for overall academic ~.

▪ business , economic , financial , sales

▪ academic , school

▪ environmental

▪ athletic

▪ team ( esp. BrE )

VERB + PERFORMANCE

▪ deliver , give , produce , put in ( esp. BrE )

The band gave a great ~ at the festival.

The team put in an excellent ~.

▪ affect , influence

▪ hinder , impair

▪ boost , improve

▪ analyse/analyze , assess , evaluate , measure

▪ monitor , track

PERFORMANCE + NOUN

▪ benchmark , indicator , level , parameter , standard

The agency has developed a set of core ~ indicators to compare schools.

▪ appraisal , assessment , evaluation , measure , measurement , review

▪ goal , target

▪ bonus , incentive

▪ rating , score

▪ enhancement , improvement

▪ enhancer

▪ style

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ as

her fine ~ as Ophelia

▪ ~ from

The movie has a great ~ from Jack Lemmon.

▪ ~ on

his flawless ~ on the piano

PHRASES

▪ a level of ~ , a measure of ~ , a standard of ~

to maintain a high level of ~

▪ the quality of a ~

The quality of his ~ was unmatched.

▪ on past ~

Sales forecasts were based on past ~.

▪ the proper ~ of your duties ( BrE )

3 of a machine

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

▪ maximum , optimal , peak

▪ low , poor

▪ engine

VERB + PERFORMANCE

▪ affect , influence

▪ assess , measure

▪ boost , enhance , improve , increase

▪ maximize , optimize

▪ hinder , impair

PERFORMANCE + NOUN

▪ boost

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NOTE: Performing arts

▪ write … 

He's written a new Broadway musical.

▪ do …  , perform …  , present …  , produce …  , put on …  , stage … 

The drama club is doing a show.

We are proud to present the play ‘Rocket to the Moon’.

▪ direct … 

She is directing ‘La Traviata’ at La Scala next year.

▪ act in …  , appear in …  , perform in …  , sing in …  , star in … 

He starred in the musical ‘Mamma Mia’.

▪ rehearse …  , rehearse for … 

We had no time to rehearse for the play.

▪ go to the … 

How often do you go to the theatre/theater?

▪ see … 

Have you seen that new production of ‘Macbeth’?

▪  … opens

‘The Nutcracker’ opens in December.

▪  … plays ,  … runs

The show has been playing to packed houses.

The show ran for years on Broadway.

▪  … closes

The musical closes this week after a record number of performances.

▪ a play/show folds

The play folded after poor reviews.

▪ at the … 

We met at the opera.

▪ in a/the … 

the characters in the play

▪  … by

a comedy by Molière

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