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Watching movies and television can improve your English. It is very effective but ONLY if you watch them in English without subtitles. This is very difficult and often advanced speakers have problems when watching in English. The native speakers will sometimes speak fast and have an accent. The use of slang, idioms, phrasal verbs and informal English can also be a problem to understand. A few lessons will follow to help you with this problem.

In the movies and television, this is normal English for native speakers. Practice listening to native speakers and it will improve your English. It is real English that is spoken in normal conversations by native speakers. This activity is great for improving your speaking and listening skills, and it will also help your vocabulary and grammar.


Steps to Watching the Clips

  1.  Choose something on your level. You should understand 60-95% of the spoken English.
  2.  Watch the clip with English subtitles so you understand the basic events. 
  3.  Watch it again without subtitles.  Focus on LISTENING to the English.
  4.  Pause the clip and write down all words and phrases that you do not understand.
  5.  Find the definition of all words and phrases on your list.
  6.  Keep watching it and repeat until you understand all the English.
  7.  Keep your list of vocabulary and phrases and study them.


The more you do this, the easier it will become. You will soon be watching movies and television in English without any subtitles.

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