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Improve English watching films in Eng with Eng sub

Can I improve my English (it's leaked) watching films in its original language with eng sub?

I suppose that it could be a good way for learning fastly, but if you think that I'm making a mistake, please explain me the reasons. 

Instead, if you have tried, please write here how you have done and some beautiful films with a clean english.

If you want, you can suggest some links where download eng sub...

Dec 10, 2014 12:15 PM
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Great Movie Musicals make for great Lesson Materials for learning English

These are not arranged in a special order, such as "best" or anything like that.

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"Oliver!" 1968 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063385/

"My Fair Lady!" 1964 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058385/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

"The Sound of Music" 1965 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061791/

"The Music Man" 1962 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056262/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

"West Side Story" 1961 (based upon William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet")

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055614/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

"Camelot" 1967 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061439/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

"State Fair" 1962 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056526/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

"The King and I" 1956 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049408/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

"Mary Poppins" 1964 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058331/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

1776 (produced in 1972) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068156/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

   This varies somewhat from your question  about "subtitles" in movies.

 

   The idea with a musical, is that you can use a DVD to watch the movie repeatedly.

With the Lyrics to all the songs of a musical  available on the Internet, you can print out the lyrics for reading and even singing if you like.  A study of the vocabulary in a song will enable you to

follow the words with ease. The Musical intonations will assist with your memory of the lines.

 

 These phrases and sentences can then become part of your "instinctive" use in speaking English.

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December 10, 2014

Yes, this a great way to learn.  But you must have good subtitles.    I do not recommend most subtitles found on the internet, because they are often not good, and made to go with pirated movies.    But the original Engligh subtitles made by the movie producer on a DVD or other source are usually good.

 

Even if you don't know many words your ear will become acustomed to the rhythm of English, and your mind will automatically start trying hear words that you know.

December 10, 2014

I think watching films is an excellent way of learning another language. There are many strategies you could try to enhance the learning gains, but sometimes you also might want to watch passively and soak in the language without putting forth extra effort. If you are doing active study of a film some ideas for beefing up your study program include: read plot summaries before watching to preview and after watching to review, write down questions, discuss these questions with a tutor, then rewatch again after class.

December 10, 2014

As a none native English speaker and  who watch regularly American movies in English I believe it is great way to develop listening skills also watching English movie within English subtitle works well. I'm afraid it doesn't help at all with speaking part for that reading book out loud is good way to improve pronunciation.

December 10, 2014

I think it's a good idea,
you don't have to understand every single word
you simply are connected with real spoken english and reading what you are listening to is realy effective (from my opinion)
You don't have to search beautiful films to begin you can watch bad movies (that's funny and you won't be frustrated by not understand some speaking)
The last movie I've seen (with eng sub) is "hunger games" (not too bad)
but I like british movies too
a good one is --> The King's Speech

December 10, 2014
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Andrea
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