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Learn English: English films by levels



One of the basics of knowing a language - listening to it - is best trained while watching English-language films. It turns out that Bachelor Party in Vegas enriches colloquial vocabulary beautifully.

Which tapes are suitable for each level of language proficiency, we have described below.

For Elementary level (A1)

(You can understand and say simple words in English).

You should start with those films that you have already watched in your native language. For beginners, cartoons with simple vocabulary are perfect - for example, the work of the Pixar studio. Do not forget about subtitles, but let them be in English, otherwise all the benefits of watching a movie will come to naught.

Up ("Forward and up") - one of the cartoons of the Pixar studio, suitable for beginners. This is a vivid story that can be understood even without words.

Casper ("Casper is a good ghost") - man ultra-series about a ghost who wants to find real friends. Casper is not only friendly - he also speaks in short and understandable phrases.

The Man Called Flinstone (“Man whose name is Flintstone). Parody of the famous "Bond" (a series of James Bond films). Funny cartoon with simple vocabulary, legible language and short phrases.

Finding Nemo (“Finding Nemo”)... The story of one small fish in a huge ocean. Now is the time to revisit this cartoon and refresh your memories, because the sequel - "Finding Dory" is coming out soon.

The Jungle Book ("The Jungle Book")... This is a classic cartoon that was filmed in 1967. The tale of the boy Mowgli is a great example of Disney's signature style.

For Pre-Intermediate (A2)

(Able to tell a little about yourself).

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (“My Big Greek Wedding”). Romantic American comedy that has become one of 2002’s most successful films of the year. Look in order to cheer yourself up and listen to the slow clear speech of the heroes of the tape!

The Holiday (“Holiday Exchange”). A romantic story about how two women decided to exchange houses. Leading roles are played by both Americans (Cameron Diaz and Jack Black) and the British (Jude Law and Kate Winslet). Isn't it a great opportunity to watch the “confrontation” of accents?

Beauty and the Beast ("Beauty and the Beast")... Disney's tale of true love - lots of romance, songs and good pronunciation.

The Wizard of Oz ("The Wizard of Oz"). The film, filmed back in 1939, is a classic that can be an excellent educational material for beginners.

The Lion King ("The Lion King"). Cartoon, watched, probably all. And since we advised to start with films that you have already seen in your own language, why not choose your favorite Simba story?

For Intermediate level (B1)

(You speak and understand relatively well, you use basic times).

Raiders of Lost Arc ("Indiana Jones: In Search of the Lost Ark"). The first of the films about Indiana Jones, in which he has to face the Nazis. Why watch? There are three reasons: interesting dialogues, picturesque landscapes, and, of course, encounters with enemies, during which Indiana demonstrates her mastery of the whip.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ("Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"). Another story about the adventures of the sexiest archaeologist: this film is filled with action scenes, so there is relatively little dialogue. In addition, the setting is India, so you have the opportunity to practice understanding the "non-American" accent.

Shrek ("Shrek")... The adventures of the green man-eater can not only lead a kind of tour of American culture (which is only a reference to the "Matrix"). "Shrek" is also a story of true love and strong friendship, the characters of which speak quite clearly. Nice detail: Fiona is voiced by Cameron Diaz, already familiar to us.

Toy Story ("Toy Story"). When Disney company and Pixar studio unite for the sake of a joint project, magic is born. Thus, the “Toy Story” was born, as if intended for children (this proves relatively easy vocabulary). However, in this story, adults can also find something of their own.

Cast Away ("Exile"). This film is mainly a monologue, so it is very easy to follow the course of events and the thoughts of the protagonist. Speaking of heroes, Tom Hanks plays the lead role, and is known for his slow speech, which is so easy to hear!

For Upper Intermediate (B2)

(You speak and understand well, but you make mistakes, and your vocabulary is limited).

The Matrix. Four Oscars seem to hint that the film is worth watching. "The Matrix" is a spectacular film where the characters rarely speak, as clearly as possible, and even give valuable instructions!

The Hangover ("Hangover"). A comedy that has almost become a classic. Live speech, American accent - all of this can be found in Vegas!

Forrest Gump ("Forrest Gump"). The main character, Forrest, has psychological problems, which makes the actor Tom Hanks speak more slowly than usual. A wonderful film from which you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War and the hippie movement 60's.

The Hunger Games ("The Hunger Games"). Another film, where the main thing is entertainment and visualization. Almost all characters speak with an American accent, so watching The Hunger Games is a great opportunity to get used to it.

(500) Days of Summer ("500 Days of Summer"). Atypical love story that will help to improve vocabulary and spoken English.

For Advanced (C1)

(You speak well and understand the interlocutor, you practically do not make mistakes).

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. An adventure film, which, however, needs to be watched carefully - pirates are actively using outdated vocabulary and bookish style of speech. But the vocabulary will definitely be enriched!

The Mummy. Isn't it interesting to know how there will be “mummification” or “sacrifices” in English? So we think so.

The Social Network. The film by Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter for the popular TV series "News Service". In the "Social Network" you will hear dialogues in a lively spoken language, as well as enrich the vocabulary of terminology relating to computers, technologies and, actually, social networks.

Pride and Prejudice (“Pride and Prejudice”). The film is for true connoisseurs of the British classics. Look at the 1995 version, in order to plunge into the atmosphere of prim England.

Breakfast at Tiffany's ("Breakfast at Tiffany"). And this is an American classic with Audrey Hepburn in the title role. Certainly worth a look in the original language!

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