What the hell is going on?
Timing is a bitch!…
Certainly, when learning English through movies, you will encounter some words in the above examples. At first glance, they can be slightly vulgar. However; when watching the movies, you will thoroughly understand the characters, context, content and the meaning of dialogues corresponding to specific circumstances. This is the common method applied by many people to learn English. Through watching movies, you had better keep in mind meaningful sentences and learn how to use them in specific situations in real life.
So which movies are highly recommended for the beginners? What is the most effective way to learn English through movies? In this article, Learn English Fun Way will introduce 5 classic movies for learners to help you improve your English skills.
1. ADVENTURE TIME
Adventure Time is a hit English cartoon series of Cartoon Network that started broadcasting in 2010. A funny, epic and colorful cartoon series for those who love this genre.
The series included more than 300 eleven-minute adventures and were played in 9 seasons. During the cartoon, there are lots of meaningful sayings and common expressions used in daily communication, along with a fairly slow way of speaking, which is really suitable for the beginners to practice listening skills. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake — a dog with the magical power to change shape and size at will.
This is an animated television series, but not entirely the kind of meaningless cartoon for kids. The series also made great attempts to convey complex and significant messages through seemingly basic stories of the main character.
2. EXTRA ENGLISH
This is a great movie for the beginners to improve listening skills and study English pronunciation through the slow, correct and standard pronunciation of most actors in the film.
Extra English consists of 30 episodes, each of which does not exceed 30 minutes, will not cause fatigue for beginners when they have to expose too much new information for a long time. Besides, humorous content, high entertainment, visual and vivid expressions are a great motivation for learners. The film is about the lives of Nick, Bridget, Annie and Hector.
Hector is a newcomer from Argentina to England and has a very “modest” English ability, he must find native friends to help him improve the foreign language skills. Therefore, three friends have struggled to teach Hector to learn English. Because Hector’s situation in Extra English has many similarities with the audience, who are also struggling with English, viewers can fully understand the content of the story. Each episode is a different story, not much related to the previous episodes, including lots of words and sentences used in daily communication. This is considered a way of learning English through movies which inspires new learners around the world.
This is also a film to assist beginners in getting used to English. However, it will be at a little higher level than Extra English. The film is used mostly in English centers across the United States , and considered as a great tool for learners to improve listening and speaking skills as well as the language reflexes.
Friends is one of the popular American sitcoms, telling the lives of six friends living in Greenwich Village in New York.
A special thing about the film is that it gives audience an extremely accurate and honest view of the American society, American lifestyle, way of thinking and behavior.
4. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Perhaps this is not the very first time you hear the name of this movie. Its content is mainly about the daily life of characters, helping viewers learn a lot of styles of communication and interesting idioms that are often used by the indigenous people.
How I met your mother is known as an extremely unique series with many elements of humor, surprise and engaging content. The main character of the film is Ted Mosby, who is the father telling his children about how he met his wife. Besides, the series also tells us about the colorful journey of Ted and his four friends. only core. The film brings daily stories about work, love and the American life.
5. HARRY POTTER
“Harry Potter” must probably be the name that surely everyone has heard no less than once. It is not simply a series of successful books or movies but it has become a popular cultural phenomenon for two decades. It is the story of the adventures of a boy born with a lightning scar and his friends against the dark forces. The film combines many genres: fantasy, horror, adventure, romance, etc. with great cultural values and lessons. There are also many terms in the film that have been added in the Oxford dictionary.
The characters in the movie has a quite standard pronunciation, which may be a slightly more advanced listening level for beginners. For those of you who have already watched the movie, don’t worry because you have already understood the content and grasped the details of the story. Therefore; it will be easier for you to hear and understand the lines of the characters. For those of you who haven’t watched the movie, just watch it once with your mother tongue subtitles, then watch it again with English subtitles. In this way, you will be able to understand the whole content and improve your English skills better.
Learning English through films is a method of studying that has been successfully applied by many people. However; besides enhancing knowledge and vocabulary randomly through movies, you should still build yourself a detailed study schedule. Set a goal for yourself every day about what to learn, how long to listen, what method to learn, etc. Hope you will achieve significant results and achieve considerable improvements in your English skills. Thank you for reading and see you in the next writing!