Does watching English Movies really improve English?

By Tim
January 28, 2018 12:39pm CST
I hear often people saying watch English movies and get your English improved. When I try that, I often failed to understand even what they speak. Their accent is difficult to understand and they speak too fast. I tried to watch movies with subtitles but that doesn't seem to be helping my English improved also. I still find it difficult to understand their accent. Is there any better way to improve English?
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
28 Jan
The biggest problem is the calibre of English used in many films. As you say, there are also a great variety of accents to contend with.
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• United States
28 Jan
I think reading English books will help you improve because it is written ina more proper term verses all of the confusing slang used in movies. However I've heard that people became fluent in Spanish from watching movies in Spanish. So maybe a combination of reading and watching will help.
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@akalinus (15793)
• United States
29 Jan
If you need basic English first, watch children's programs. Sesame Street would be a good one. There are language classes for beginners also. You would have to search to find the information.
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29 Jan
Thanks for the info. Of course, I do search online for more information. will appreciate if you can share any link or website for learning. I'm not sure if this allowed in mylot though.
@allen0187 (33145)
• Philippines
29 Jan
Read. Read. Read. Also, converse in English with native English speakers.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
29 Jan
Yes, it does and it improves my vocabulary.
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@mandala100 (43627)
• Hong Kong
28 Jan
@infoforall Within my own personal experience in a way yes my friend.
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@nomus24g (22996)
• India
28 Jan
rather than watching movies, reading increases your vocabulary...
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
28 Jan
One improves his or her new language skill by practicing reading, listening and writing.
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@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Jan
A friend of mine DID learn German partially by watching German soap operas. I'd say speak to English speakers as often as possible. I want to go back to France so I can really learn French.
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