Choose the right film or series

You need to:

1. Choose the right level - discover how here
2. Choose the right style - watch the video or read the text below to discover how 

You need to:

1. Choose the right level - discover how here
2. Choose the right style - watch the video or read the text below to discover how 

When you have clear visual context it is relatively easy to understand what is happening, just from the action and without the speech. It doesn’t have to be an action film or series to have a lot of visual content.   This visual content can help make it easier to understand the spoken English in the film or series.  It also helps to reduce frustration and increase enjoyment.

Some accents are very difficult, even for native speakers. To begin with, we would recommend choosing movies or series with accents that are more familiar to you.  These are typically standard national accents (UK, US etc.).  Try to find material which has clear accents.  When you feel comfortable with these, try more regional accents.

When you have clear visual context it is relatively easy to understand what is happening, just from the action and without the speech. It doesn’t have to be an action film or series to have a lot of visual content.   This visual content can help make it easier to understand the spoken English in the film or series.  It also helps to reduce frustration and increase enjoyment.

Some accents are very difficult, even for native speakers. To begin with, we would recommend choosing movies or series with accents that are more familiar to you.  These are typically standard national accents (UK, US etc.).  Try to find material which has clear accents.  When you feel comfortable with these, try more regional accents.

When you have clear visual context it is relatively easy to understand what is happening, just from the action and without the speech. It doesn’t have to be an action film or series to have a lot of visual content.   This visual content can help make it easier to understand the spoken English in the film or series.  It also helps to reduce frustration and increase enjoyment.

Some accents are very difficult, even for native speakers. To begin with, we would recommend choosing movies or series with accents that are more familiar to you.  These are typically standard national accents (UK, US etc.).  Try to find material which has clear accents.  When you feel comfortable with these, try more regional accents.

It is really important to listen to a wide variety of accents, including non-native English accents.  Many people you communicate with in English won’t actually be native speakers and watching films or series with global accents is great practice for this.

By natural speech  we mean the type of speech you would find in real life.  As you know, films and series are scripted, so the natural speech has been written by someone.  However, you can find some great examples of series where there is real spontaneous natural speech.

It is really important to listen to a wide variety of accents, including non-native English accents.  Many people you communicate with in English won’t actually be native speakers and watching films or series with global accents is great practice for this.

By natural speech  we mean the type of speech you would find in real life.  As you know, films and series are scripted, so the natural speech has been written by someone.  However, you can find some great examples of series where there is real spontaneous natural speech.

It is really important to listen to a wide variety of accents, including non-native English accents.  Many people you communicate with in English won’t actually be native speakers and watching films or series with global accents is great practice for this.

By natural speech  we mean the type of speech you would find in real life.  As you know, films and series are scripted, so the natural speech has been written by someone.  However, you can find some great examples of series where there is real spontaneous natural speech.

Films and series about daily life are wonderful for hearing practical and useful vocabulary that you would hear in typical life situations. These situations could be related to work, relationships, family, hobbies, holidays and lots more. It’s great for listening to more informal language and slang. You can also get an idea of cultural aspects and sometimes humour.

Family and animated films and series are great because they usually have language for daily life and simple storylines.  The language is usually standard and this type of material has a lot of clear visual content to help you understand the spoken English more easily.

Films and series about daily life are wonderful for hearing practical and useful vocabulary that you would hear in typical life situations. These situations could be related to work, relationships, family, hobbies, holidays and lots more. It’s great for listening to more informal language and slang. You can also get an idea of cultural aspects and sometimes humour.

Family and animated films and series are great because they usually have language for daily life and simple storylines.  The language is usually standard and this type of material has a lot of clear visual content to help you understand the spoken English more easily.

Films and series about daily life are wonderful for hearing practical and useful vocabulary that you would hear in typical life situations. These situations could be related to work, relationships, family, hobbies, holidays and lots more. It’s great for listening to more informal language and slang. You can also get an idea of cultural aspects and sometimes humour.

Family and animated films and series are great because they usually have language for daily life and simple storylines.  The language is usually standard and this type of material has a lot of clear visual content to help you understand the spoken English more easily.

Musicals normally have more standard use of English and add a little variety with the use of songs. As you probably already know, learning English through songs is a useful and powerful activity.  Additionally, actors in musicals have to project their voice both when speaking and singing, giving them clearer speech.

Documentaries are great because they tend to have more scientific and standard language. They don’t usually have slang or informal speech. This usually makes it easier to understand. Documentaries do, however, have vocabulary related to the specific topic. So you will learn lots of new vocabulary!!

Musicals normally have more standard use of English and add a little variety with the use of songs. As you probably already know, learning English through songs is a useful and powerful activity.  Additionally, actors in musicals have to project their voice both when speaking and singing, giving them clearer speech.

Documentaries are great because they tend to have more scientific and standard language. They don’t usually have slang or informal speech. This usually makes it easier to understand. Documentaries do, however, have vocabulary related to the specific topic. So you will learn lots of new vocabulary!!

Musicals normally have more standard use of English and add a little variety with the use of songs. As you probably already know, learning English through songs is a useful and powerful activity.  Additionally, actors in musicals have to project their voice both when speaking and singing, giving them clearer speech.

Documentaries are great because they tend to have more scientific and standard language. They don’t usually have slang or informal speech. This usually makes it easier to understand. Documentaries do, however, have vocabulary related to the specific topic. So you will learn lots of new vocabulary!!

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 Take a look at our selection of
recommended films and series
and find something perfect
for you today!
Best films & series