Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Learn English with movies and series

Learn / Practice English with Movies
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Movies can teach you to speak real English naturally.  However, to learn with movies you must use the correct technique.  Many teachers and students try to learn by simply watching movies and TV shows.  Just watching movies is ineffective because you won’t understand most of what you hear and you will not learn deeply. 
One method is to study and practice each scene of a movie– learning it deeply before moving on to the next scene.  The goal of the movie technique is to learn and remember, so you never forget what you have learned.

WHY LEARN ENGLISH WITH MOVIES AND TV?

When you learn English with movies or series, you learn English used by native speakers.  In movies, you’ll hear natural pronunciation, everyday vocabulary, spoken grammar, common idioms, and slang.  Even better, you will learn these from interesting and emotional stories.  Movies (and series) are a powerful way to improve your English with the added benefit that you are having a good time.
Yes, maybe you will work slowly through a movie.  Your first movie might take a long time.  However, as you continue you will learn faster and faster.  Keep going and you will find that not only can you really enjoy the movie or series but really improve your English!

A schedule TO help you to LEARN ENGLISH WITH MOVIES & series.

Day 1. Watch 2-3 minutes scene with English subtitles. Do it 4-5 times for this day.
Day 2. Watch the same scene without subtitles.  Watch the scene 4-5 times.
Day 3. Watch the same scene, pause after each sentence, and repeat after the actors.  Copy their pronunciation.
Day 4.  “Track” or “shadow” the same scene.  Speak with the actors at the same time, no pausing. Copy their pronunciation. Use English subtitles if needed.
5. “Track” or “shadow” without subtitles and copy the pronunciation, emotions and movements of the actors.
6.You can also try to use the same scene and record your voice as you “track” or “shadow” the movie or episode.  Then listen to your recording and compare your voice recording to the way the actors speak.


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