What better way to learn English than submersing yourself in a British Movie. Not only can you understand what’s going on when you see it directly played out in acting but you are actually able to feel the emotions from the screening. Watching Movies can be a very relaxing hobby that also educates you at the same time.
The British Language has various forms such as Slang, American English and true British English. Watching non-native English speakers pronounce their lines is also very entertaining.
On with the movies:-
Put your feet up with a bowl of popcorn and surround yourself with a foreign language. I am going to go through a few films which I believe may help you to speak English.
The Kings Speech 2010
England’s Prince Albert (played by Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (played by Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.
Learning another language can be quite challenging but imagine what it feels like when you know the words but simply just can’t say them!!
Harry Potter was born a half blood wizard, one of the world’s most famous of modern day times. Imagine at 11 year’s old what it felt like to learn that you were a Wizard? Follow a journey of magic and emotion as Harry attends Hogwart’s and trains to be the best wizard along with some very special friends.
No matter what age you are, this film has that feel good factor. Toys coming to life is something that every child either dreams or dreads! Romance is on the horizon for Woody and Jess and even Barbie and Ken finally live together but does the romance last?
These movies are easy to understand using British Language and bring history to life. Even if you have basic knowledge of English, you will want to advance just so that you can enjoy the conversations between Barbie and Ken.
Here are some useful tips to assist you:-
For beginners, I suggest leaving the subtitles on in your native language. Even though the subtitles may distract you a little bit, this preliminary exposure helps you pick up the language subconsciously.
Intermediate, watch the film with the English subtitles. Seeing the words in writing helps you understand more fluently.
And finally for the more advanced, watch the movies with no subtitles in their purest form. Even if you can’t understand half of what’s going on, you still make huge progress and achieve more understanding of the vocabulary and pronunciation of each new word.
No matter what way you decide to learn another language, just enjoy doing so. Learning should be fun!!
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