Top 5 Movies to Learn Spoken English!” Let’s accept it.. Most of us started watching English movies for. Sex Education. Because all that Hindi movies were showing, was this.. and if by some dumb luck, we get to kiss someone we should at least know how! But my English teacher was a religious man.
When during one period, he had to show us a movie, he picked one where nobody was kissing anybody. Baby’s Day Out! And sitting in the room with 60 other students, I realized..
Top 5 Movies to Learn Spoken English For Beginners
‘Oh, so you can watch a movie to learn English also?’ And since then trust me, watching movies has improved my Spoken English skills.
So if you also have been watching movies since the time Jack (yes, I know) froze to death in Titanic and have still not learnt the language then in today’s video we are going to see..
4 simple steps you must follow so that movies start teaching you English. 5 of my favorite movies that you must watch to improve your Sentence-Formation skills. And towards the end, I’ll give you a Bonus Tip so that you learn English every time you get on your phone or your laptop.
But before that, if you like my work make sure you hit that big fat ‘like’ button because it motivates me to make more videos. Let’s begin! I am sure most people have asked you to..
Watch the same movie twice, read the delayed subtitles, pause and write the words you have learnt. But all of these suggestions make a movie very boring. But if you want to learn English and ALSO be entertained then here are the 4 steps that you can follow..
1: Start Simple The simplest movies
Start Simple The simplest movies to learn English from are made my people who are like you. Let me explain. I am Indian and when I was in college I couldn’t understand what Jack (yes, yes) was telling Rose… but I understood what Kohli saab was telling Aishwarya Rai..
‘You already spoke to my mama?’ ‘Yes. She is very enthusiastic about the marriage.’ It’s the same reason why you understand my English too because both of us are from the same country.
Movies made by people from some other land will have their cultural reference, like.. Caviar, Brooklyn bridge, Insidious sod, Tiffany’s.. things and phrases that we have not come across yet. And because both the language and the reference are new to us, our brain shuts off completely and refuses to learn.
So in the beginning, pick movies that are made by people who have the same accent as you, same culture as you because that makes learning really simple. Some Desi English movies that you can watch are.. Bride and Prejudice, Bend it like Beckham and.. Life of Pi. So pick any of these movies and.. ‘Bring it on!’
Step 2: Who do you want to be?
As a kid, I wanted to be just like Viki from Small Wonder. A super smart, super strong robot. I wouldn’t understand everything from that TV show but my brain made an extra effort to understand it because I was so in love with her character.
So step #2 is to watch movies that connect with you at a personal level irrespective of who they are made by. For example, suppose you want to be a lawyer then watch movies like.. Legally Blonde, Liar Liar. If you want to learn public-speaking, watch movies like.. The King’s Speech, Dead Poet’s Society. If you want to be a Wizard..
Now there are 2 reasons why I am asking you to watch these types of movies..
#1. Since these are so closely related to who you are, you can learn English sentences from them that you can use in your daily conversations. and
#2. Who knows? Because you like them so much, these characters might end up inspiring you to work hard in your respective careers.
Step 3: Try to understand different accents.
The way people use the English language all over the world is so different from each other! For example, as an Indian, I would say.. ‘Hello’. An American might say.. ‘Hello, What’s up?’ A Britisher might say…
‘How are you? Whats up?’ An Australian might say.. ‘Good day, mate! Hi from Australia.’ And Louis from Ant-Man will say… If people around the world, cannot sync up on the word…
‘Hello’, imagine how different the rest of the sentences would sound. But be it in a job or in business, you might have to interact with people from US, UK, Canada, Australia.
When I was a Software Developer, my first client was from Australia and I’d always have my Team Lead sitting right next to me during conference calls because I would not understand what the client was asking us to do.
That’s how different the language sounded to me. So for this step, pick one accent a month esp. the one related to your work and watch movies of actors who have that accent. For British you can watch movies like.. Notting Hill, Kingsman, Love Actually. For Australian, you can follow actors like.. Chris Hemsworth, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman.
Step 4: Become a Die-Hard Fan!
A die-hard fan is somebody who is 100% obsessed with their favorite game, movie or person. And if you become a die-hard fan of a Universe or a character then you will do everything to know more about them. For example, a Marvel fan will not just watch Marvel movies but also read all of it’s comics books.
A Harry Potter fan will read all the 7 books (multiple times), will watch all the movies and read all the fan-fiction articles online. And Christopher Nolan fans will watch the same movie 100’s of time until they understand it.. just because they are Nolan fans.
So find where your loyalties lie because once you become a ‘fan’ of something you will do everything to know more about it and in that process, also learn the English language.
Here are the 5 types of movies which I think you must watch to expand your horizons because after all, variety is the spice of life.
1: For Animation, watch movies like.. Croods, Shrek (all of ’em), Moana, How to Train Your Dragon (1,2 and 3). They have been made with kids in mind, so they’ll also have simple sentences for you to learn from.
2: For Super-Hero movies, I’d recommend.. All the Avenger movies (like… all of ’em), Star Wars and.. Wonder Woman. You have to watch Wonder Woman! All of these Super-Hero movies will also help you with #4 i.e becoming a die-hard fan!
3: Sci-Fi If you want some out of the world entertainment then you must watch… Avatar, The Martian and.. Wall-E. #4: Romance Movies Notting Hill, The Fault In Our Stars and.. P.S. I Love You. All of these 3 movies will make you cry like a baby. And finally,
5 is Action. If there is one action series that you must be a fan of, its.. John Wick because there is no one.. like Baba Yaga. I hope you like that list. Comment below and recommend me some of your favorite Hollywood movies, so that..
I can also watch something new this weekend. Now, watching movies is great but wouldn’t it be better if you also talk to someone who has the same accent as the character you like.
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Download it and start talking. There is so much of English content available in this world that for every step I have mentioned earlier there are not just movies but TV shows available too.
For example, for step #2: Who you want to be? you can watch the English TV series, Suits if you want to be lawyer, Dr. House for Doctors and.. Brooklyn 99 for Cops. Why restrict yourself to just movies then? So today’s Bonus Tip is this..
To really learn English, you need to… start consuming all of your content in English. Enjoying Cricket? Switch to.. English commentary. Reading a newspaper? Switch to.. The Hindu.
Now you go practice English and I’ll go work on my next post. But before you leave, don’t forget to ‘share’ this to with your friend.. I promise to see you again in the next post, until then.. Keep fighting, Keep Growing.!