Have you ever thought about watching TV sitcoms to improve your English? Are you worried that they are too difficult to understand? If you do watch TV in English is it better with or without subtitles? Pros of watching TV sitcoms in English: You will get in touch with real English and it helps you experience and understand more everyday English in context. They are funny and if you find a great series that you really like you will enjoy the time and forget you are even learning English.
They are the perfect length. When you watch one sitcom regularly, you get to know its characters and their humour. The words and phrases are repetitive, and seeing their body language makes it easier for you to understand.
If you use subtitles it is better to use English than Czech. When you use English titles you use both visual and audio learning skills and you can always pause to look up unknown vocabulary. Also, watching the episode in Czech first, and then in English can help increase understanding of unknown words. Cons of watching TV sitcoms in English: The dialogue of most sitcoms is quite fast and there are a lot of pop culture references you might not understand.
So pop some popcorn, sit back, relax, enjoy and improve your English! Then one day a street smart, sexy, blond girl, named Penny moves in across the hall and teaches them about life outside of the lab. Good comedy with easy to like characters. They speak fast and use a lot of large vocabulary words that are not very common. Also, several characters have strong accents and one has a strange speech condition.
Useful words to know before watching this sitcom: The story has a clear narrative with the voice of Carrie telling the stories. There are a lot of poetic and extravagant words and lots of double meanings that are mostly about sex. Fashion names and labels Big Apple — another name for New York City To fix up — to arrange a date between two strangers To hang out — to spend time with To "do it" — to have sex How I Met Your Mother This is the story of Ted telling his children the very long story of how he met their mother.
It starts in the future and flashes back to the past and follows the life and adventures of Ted and his friends Marshall, Lilly, Barney and Robin. The dialogue is clear and there are not a lot of pop culture references or slang. This show is funny and fast paced. Most of the dialogue is clear and easy to understand but there are a lot of cultural references that might be unknown. The dialogue is mostly basic, everyday English and is easy to understand but will need a dictionary from time to time.