What is keeping you from watching a movie or TV show in English without subtitles? In this episode, Ethan, Andrea and Justin discuss 3 key things that are going to help you to finally break free from subtitles!
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- Challenges in watching TV without subtitles
- Connected Speech
- Cultural Context
Words You’ll Learn:
- Training wheels
- Not be hard on yourself
- Slap-stick humor
- “Having a lovely, long soak in the bath”: to lie immersed in liquid.
- A-ha moment: a moment of a strong realization.
- Jigsaw: a puzzle consisting of a picture printed on cardboard or wood and cut into various pieces of different shapes that have to be fitted together.
- “Making your learning with a clip active is like rocket fuel for you ability to learn”: something that gives you energy or encourages you to do something, or that encourages something to happen.
- Deliberate practice: a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic.
- Have a good grip of something: understanding of a topic or concept.
- “Discourse Markers are going to buy you thinking time”: If you buy some time, you create some extra time in order to do something.
- “It’s a must-have in your arsenal of English-learning tools”: A must-have is essential or highly desirable. An arsenal is an array of resources available for a certain purpose..
- “If you don’t know connected speech you’re going to feel like a deer in the headlights“: totally unable to understand.
- Mind-boggling: extremely surprising and difficult to understand or imagine.
- Keep at it: continue doing something despite its difficulty.
- Mumble: to speak quietly and in a way that is not clear so that the words are difficult to understand.
- “Americans are notorious for not understand the British very well”: famous for something bad.
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