Why we should watch English movies?
You learn many words from movies. The way native English foreigners use in speaking English is different from writing English. The difference is in writing: The price of five dollars was acceptable, and I decided to purchase it; in speaking: It was, like, five bucks, so I was like “okay”. Conversation in movies is similar to daily conversation by watching movies. We can learn casual words and the words that’s never involved in dictionary. An example: you see a sentence in a movie: “Give me the freaking keys!”. The word “freaking” means nothing, you can’t find it in dictionary. Its function is only emphasis.
You learn the manner of pronouncing words. Movies help your pronunciation in fit, you can get a lot of words, grammar better and also raise your pronunciation like native English speakers.
You understand English deeply. Movies is provided to native people that is the reason the actor or actress speak very fast and quickly.
You like English better than before. When you listen to what actor or actress speak in movies, you can understand partly, then you realize that the English sound is very interesting and you want to speak English like them.
Problem of watching movies
To master movies, understand all English chat conversations in movies completely, you have to have huge vocabulary. In reading, you can check the words that you don’t know by dictionary. Differ from reading, in watching movies the conversation is quickly and you can’t listen clearly what actor or actress speak. But you should remember that native English speakers even don’t understand movies absolutely.
What do we do if we catch something in movies we don’t understand?
If you don’t understand something in movies, click pause and take the view of whole picture at that time, you can guess what’s going on. Today the movies all has subtitle, you can disregard the conversations quick and fast. The subtitle is on screen, you can find the meaning of the words you don’t know. But the problem is you will just read the subtitle without listening, then you can’t listen. So to watch movies effectively, try to watch movies without subtitle. Just use subtitle when the conversation is too difficult to listen.
It is the most important, you should read the summary of movies firstly. This is the best way to watch movies because:
You have more interest in movies when you know what’s happening in movies. You will learn vocabulary better in summary section of movies because if you understand words in summary section, you will understand whole movies, then you want to learn more and more.
You won’t pause the movies when watching because you know scenarios. The summary don’t explain the difficult conversation in movies, but it help you understand movies better.
To watch movies effectively, you should do the same way as reading:
Use dictionary to find out the meaning of words you don’t know: you can pause movies to find the meaning of these words or write words down, then find it later.
Take note and write down what you think is interesting: normally you should use note-paper to write words you like and stick it on the wall of places where you often stay such as study-room, bed room…
Additionally, let’s study English by many different ways: joining English chat room to practice English with people who come from countries over the world, listening music, reading novels…Do what you like, what bring you to interest. Develop your English as much as possible.