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Learn English with Game of Thrones

If you are like me, you wait all year for the new season of Game of Thrones.

Seriously, it’s like Christmas, or your birthday. We GoT fans (as we abbreviate it in English) mark the days on our calendar to find out what will happen next.

But for non-native speakers, you probably find the language in Game of Thrones complicated (unless you’re watching a dubbed version, which you should stop!). Even subtitles might not be enough to help you understand the quasi-medieval language and a variety of accents (from English, to Scottish, to more American-sounding).

Even native speakers can have trouble understanding everything, not to mention the complex plot and plethora of characters.

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So, as a huge Game of Thrones geek myself–no really, I’ve read all the books, watched every episode, and even have a House Targaryan t-shirt–I thought it would be a wonderful idea to create a lesson to help you better understand the show. Especially since Season 6 has just started.

Even if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, yet, or you have only seen it dubbed, this guide will help you to start enjoying it in its native language.

And if you read until the end, I have a special PRESENT that will help you memorize all of the important vocabulary from season 6, episode 1 so that you can understand it much easier!

Learning Game of Thrones Vocabulary

Much of the vocabulary used in GoT is difficult. Some of it is even rare or outdated because of the medieval-like setting.

However, you will find that like in almost any series, much of the same vocabulary is repeated in every episode.

This means that the more you watch (while proactively learning), the more that you will understand.

The same is true for watching or listening to anything in a foreign language: Patience is crucial! Just like a baby needs to get comfortable crawling before he can walk, so must you be ok not understanding 100%, until little-by-little it becomes effortless. To learn more, I’d highly recommend this video.

The Main Course

And much like a baby needs help standing when he learns to walk; today I am going to hold your hand through a bunch of game of Thrones lessons from our Learn English with TV Series Youtube Channel

We will analyze the vocabulary, expressions, AND the pronunciation, so that you can understand all of it!

  • Naty Riveros says:

    Brillant!

  • Amazing lesson 🙂

  • I love Game of Thrones too, Ethan. I read all the books in English before I started watching the TV series. I don't find the English of GoT too difficult. Maybe, that's because I've watched a number of British TV series to get used to their different accents. I'm looking forward to reading the sixth book.

  • It helps me a lot! Thanks Ethan, I love GoT!

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