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Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood? #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:46 am   Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #164 "Idioms with the phrasal verb go", question 1

Pakistani viewers will no longer be able to watch their favorite Bollywoood movies as the government has decided that all Indian cable channels will ......... the air at the end of this month.

(a) go off
(b) go out
(c) go on
(d) go over

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #164 "Idioms with the phrasal verb go", answer 1

Pakistani viewers will no longer be able to watch their favorite Bollywoood movies as the government has decided that all Indian cable channels will go off the air at the end of this month.

Correct answer: (a) go off

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Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood? #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:53 am   Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood?
 

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Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood? #3 (permalink) Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:35 am   Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood?
 

To add a little more: 'Bollywood' is a contraction of 'Bombay' (the former name of Mumbai) and 'Hollywood' -- shouldn't it theoretically be called 'Mollywood' now?
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Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood? #4 (permalink) Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:40 am   Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood?
 

Gollygood idea!

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Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood? #5 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:09 am   Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood?
 

go off the air?-please explain

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Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood? #6 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:56 am   Are Indian movies called Bollywoood like Hollywood?
 

Hi Saneta,

'Go off the air' is an expression from broadcasting. It means that something is no longer being broadcast. The opposite 'on air' indicates that something is actually now being broadcast.

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