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Saturday, 19 December 2015

WATCHING FILMS & TV SERIES IN ENGLISH

SCENES FROM "LOVE ACTUALLY" & "THE HOLIDAY"



So we've watched the films you chose in English previous to the Christmas holidays. You could see that you have understood quite a lot.
Once again reminding you that it's a good way to practice listening, pronunciation, entonation vocabulary & everyday expressions in context. Watching films or TV series is one of the funniest, chepeast and most efficient ways to learn English. Obviously watching them in English with English subtitles.

Here are some help tips:

- Choose a film. If possible one you've already seen, so you won't miss the plot.
- Play it in English with English subtitles. As time goes by try watching without them to check if you are able to understand it .
- Don't do it as a marathon. It's a fun way to learn. It shouldn't be boring so it's better to watch half or an hour of an English film a day.
- Write down each word you don't understand and look it up in the dictionary. Each and every new word you don't understand. It may seem tiring, but you'll be thankful. Revise them days later.
- Practice pronunciation. Try repeating some of the actor's lines, imitating their entonation.


Choose a film that you like. Here's a possible list by levels:
- Beginners: "Harry Potter", "Indiana Jones", "E.T."
- Intermediate: "Notting Hill", "Grease", "Casablanca"
-  Advanced: "The King's Speech", "My Fair Lady", "Billy Elliot"

To end, let's remember two scenes from the films we've just seen:
Video "Mark & Juliet's scenes/Christmas Cards for Juliet" from "Love Actually":



Video: "Mr Napkin Head & The Tent Scenes" from "The Holiday":




So why don't you watch a film or two in English during these holidays? Good practice.

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