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England has given us heroes as James Bond film, actors as good as Laurence Olivier and Tilda Swinton, also great directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. It is always a pleasure to see his films but, as a student of English, can also serve you to learn.
Movies are a unique and fun to expedite learning English way. Check our list of the best British films and then try some of our exercises in English, they are fun, fast and are designed to test what you learned watching movies.
Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Gregory is an awkward teenager looking conquer Dorothy, the new girl in school football team. The film takes place in a school in Scotland. This peculiar ( quirky ) film stands out from the typical high school movies United States, with characteristic athletes and cheerleaders characters.In this film students are normal, with real problems, sense of humor (humor ) Actual and beautifully realistic dialogue ( beautifully realistic dialogue ). It is also a great way to hear the Scottish accent ( Scottish accent ) spoken clearly.
In the Loop (2009)
Directed by Armando Iannucci film. This political drama provides a satiric point of view ( satirical ) to all the events that caused the war in Iraq.The script is full of teasing the political language ( political language ) and makes comparisons between the language used by British politicians and the crudest language used by the Americans. Caution: the film uses a vocabulary very strong, As we are sure you speak with the power! England really stands out with political films. If you interested in politics and want to learn more about the specific vocabulary, you can also see Four Lions and The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer.
The King’s Speech (2010)
Colin Firth stars in this historical drama impersonating the King George, who had to overcome his stutter to achieve deliver an inspiring message for his people. Since this film focuses specifically on the talk, it is a master class in pronunciation ( master class in pronunciation ).
The Queen (2006)
The best way to listen to the English “Queen” ( Queen’s Inglés ) is watching this film. The queen is played by Helen Mirren and the film is about the reaction of the royal family at the death of Princess Diana. Not only gives us a fascinating glimpse of how the royalty is handled, but speak in an incredibly clear way ( incredibly clear ) and easy to understand. You’ll be able to differentiate between upper – class accent (upper class accent ) and other accents of England.
How the English Old Movies Can Help Accelerate Your Learning A
Tips for watching movies
Use subtitles – Most DVDs and movies on the Internet offer a variety of subtitles. Subtitles allow you to follow the dialogue and help you understand words that may not understand the first time. You can also choose subtitles in English, rather than in your language, so that you also practice reading and comprehension.
Regrésale the time you need – Maybe there are some words that you did not get understand. In that case, you can give back to the film until you can understand the pronunciation. Try to see that part in slow motion so you can see how he moves his mouth and what form when the phrase says. Then, try to copy this to improve your pronunciation.
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