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How to Learn English by Watching Movies


How to Learn English by Watching Movies

 

Many people effectively learn English from Hollywood movies.Yet, you may well see some friends, who watch thousands of Hollywood movies and do not speak any words!! Right, the thing is you don't just watch it but you have to watch with learning purpose to create more useful entertainment.

The steps may annoy your emotion, but if you want to learn English you had better follow the steps as follow. Otherwise, you may lost your time and effort without nothing achieved.

1. Buy a soundtrack movie and watch it with the subtitle on at the first time. Your eyes and ears should work equally at this stage. Try to understand the theme and the main idea of the movie.

2. Watch it again, still with subtitle on, but now try to minimize the use of your eyes on the subtitle. Listen as much as possible and look at the subtitle only when you really do not understand. Skip all small details at the first time and slowly increase the amount of learning by decreasing the number of time you stop the movie.

3. Watch it without subtitle. It sounds tough but after enough practice at the first two steps, you will find it easier to watch the movie in pure English.

You may need to spend sometime to pass the first two steps. Do not reach the last step to early because it can greatly discourage you. However, if you reach it when you are ready you may never imagined that english is such a piece of cake for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning English by Watching Movies Tips

 

Learning English by watching movies is learning by input.  First you get lots of correct English sentences into your head. Then you can imitate them and you can make your own sentences. And isn't that why you are learning English — to be able to make your own sentences? That is why watching movies (just like reading books) is such a great way to learn English.

Of course, there are important differences between movies and books. With books, you learn how native speakers write in English. With movies, you learn how they speak English.

You learn what words they use. When speaking, native speakers use words and phrases that you often won't find in a book. Spoken language is different from "book language". For example:

Book: The price of five dollars was acceptable, and I decided to purchase it.

Spoken: It was, like, five bucks, so I was like "okay".

In many movies, the dialog is like real spoken English. Movies also let you learn informal and slang words which are not yet in English dictionaries. For example, in a movie you might hear Give me the freaking keys!, but you won't find the word freaking in a dictionary.

You learn how they say these words. Movies let you improve your pronunciation, not only grammar and vocabulary. If you listen to Americans or Britons speaking English, you can learn to speak like them.

You learn to understand spoken language. Movies are made for native speakers, not for learners of English. So the actors talk fast, just like native speakers talk in real life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Learn English by Watching Movies

 

Watching foreign movies immerses you in real, fluid language. This exposes you to the way that the language is really spoken. It’s not slowed down for learners and it’s not made clearer for foreigners. For this reason, you can begin to adjust right away to the actual language as it is spoken today. This is an important skill since you will be using the language at a fast rate as the movie exposes to you, not the slowed down rate that teachers and audio programs use.

With movies, you also get the added benefit of a visual reference. The visual images will help you understand what is being said so that you can understand better. Additionally, watching a story unfold will also help you begin to understand various vocabulary. Words are often likely to be repeated throughout the movie allowing you to pick them up.

Although learning English through watching movies can be quite fun you should not consider it only as a way of having fun. Take the following steps if you want to make the best out of watching movies:

1. watch the movie for the first time just to understand what the story of the film is. It is like skimming the passage to get the gist of the matter.

2. the second time watch the movie and extract all of it new words and expressions. You can get all the words by downloading the script of the movie. Write down all the new words in a notebook. Write the definition and some examples for each word.

3.after the second time you can watch the movie again and again to review the new words that you have learned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Learn Languages Through Movies

 

Watching movies is a great way to learn a foreign language. Movies let you listen to real conversations by native speakers and hear the way they interact in real life situations.

Here are the steps to get the most out of movies:

 Find a movie that you can watch repeatedly. If you haven’t already watched it in English and love it, don’t use it. Animated Walt Disney movies are great because they are relatively simple, they have been translated into every major language, they are easy to find and they are fun. But there are lots of other movies out there if you prefer something else.

 Watch the movie in your native language first, if possible, before you dive into the foreign language version, so that you get a feel for what is going on. If you can’t find it in your language, look for an edition with subtitles.

 As you watch the movie the first time or two in a foreign language, get comfortable with the idea that there will be lots that you won’t understand. This is normal. Enjoy the movie and pick up as much of the vocabulary and grammar as you can each time.

 Keep watching. You can rotate a few movies, but you need to keep coming back to the same ones until you forget it’s a foreign language.

 Each time you finish watching take five minutes to explain to yourself or a language partner in the foreign language what you liked about the movie.

Whether you are studying English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese or any other language, this method will make learning easy and fun.

Enjoy the movie!

 



 
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