Archive | Movie Study RSS feed for this section

Movie Study 3 | MAN OF STEEL

Play
man-of-steel-text

“Man of Steel” is a movie about Superman from 2013. Let’s take a look at one of the scenes and learn English from it!

On the 3rd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie:

Man Of Steel

Today, let’s take a look at this very good action movie from 2013 starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps:

1. Choose the Movie
2. Choose a Scene
3. Write Down the Script
4. Look Up any New Vocabulary
5. Find Common Sentence Patterns

Download Audio (21MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As

Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL

Podcast Episode 27: How to use Movies to Study English

Special Offer for Power English Course: Use this link for bonus

Please support the English 2.0 Podcast: I want to Help Out

Continue Reading →

Movie Study 2 | SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Play
how to learn English with silver linings playbook

“Silver Linings Playbook” is a drama from 2012. What can we learn from this movie to help with our English? I will teach you in this post.

On the 2nd episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie:

Silver Linings Playbook

Today, let’s take a look at this very good drama from 2012 starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps:

1. Choose the Movie
2. Choose a Scene
3. Write Down the Script
4. Look Up any New Vocabulary
5. Find Common Sentence Patterns

Download Audio (18MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As

Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Connect with ALsensei on LinkedIn: Al’s LinkedIn page

Please support the English 2.0 Podcast: I want to Help Out

Continue Reading →

Studying English with Movies: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Let's take a look at a scene from the movie "Silver Linings Playbook."

Let’s take a look at a scene from the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”

In this lesson of Studying English with Movies, we’re going to take a look at a movie called, “Silver Linings Playbook.” This movie was recommended by a student of mine and was pretty popular a few years ago. It stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawerence, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress. The story is a bit complex so I won’t go into the details, but the acting is fantastic and it is worth watching in my opinion.

So what can we learn from “Silver Linings Playbook”?
Continue Reading →

Movie Study 1 | FROZEN

Play
frozen-banner

Disney’s “Frozen” is one of the biggest movies around the world. How can you learn English from this movie? This podcast episode will teach you how!

On the 1st episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie:

Disney’s Frozen

Today, let’s take a look at one of the most popular movies of all time from around the world! On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into five easy steps:

1. Choose the Movie
2. Choose a Scene
3. Write Down the Script
4. Look Up any New Vocabulary
5. Find Common Sentence Patterns

Download Audio (12MB) ***Right Click->Save Link As

Mentioned in this episode:

Blog Post: Studying English with Movies: FROZEN

Podcast Episode 27: How to Use Movies to Study English

Continue Reading →

3 Things I Learned from THE KING’S SPEECH

the king's speech

How “The King’s Speech” can help with your English fluency

Recently, I watched the film, “The King’s Speech” on DVD. If you don’t remember, this movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011. The main character, King George VI, was played by Colin Firth who also won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

It is based on real events that occurred in the 1930’s and 1940’s where the Duke of York (George VI) suffered from a major speech problem. He had a terrible stammer. How he overcame this challenge taught me some things that I think can help students become more fluent speakers. I’d like to share 3 of these with you today.
Continue Reading →

Studying English with Movies: FROZEN

Frozen movie poster

Let’s study a scene from Disney’s “Frozen”

For the third lesson of Studying English with Movies, let’s take a look at the hugely popular animated film from last year, “Frozen.” If you don’t know by now, “Frozen” is a movie from Disney about two sisters, one of which has the power to magically create snow, ice, and other wintry things. The movie became very popular largely due to the song, “Let It Go” which you have probably heard on the radio, or out in public by now. (Here is the music video with lyrics)

So what can we learn from this Disney movie?
Continue Reading →

Studying English with Movies: ELEKTRA

Jennifer-Garner-Elektra-profile

“Elektra” starring Jennifer Garner

For the second lesson of Studying English with Movies, we’re going to take a look at a scene from the superhero movie, “Elektra”. I borrowed this DVD from a friend a few years ago and I decided to finally watch it the other day. Overall, it’s not a great movie, but as always, I like to find dialogue that can be used to help us learn English. In today’s scene we have Elektra, played by the beautiful Jennifer Garner talking to Abby, played by actress Kirsten Prout.

Continue Reading →

Studying English with Movies: MAN OF STEEL

dvd player

Image courtesy of dan / Freedigitalphotos.net

A few months ago, I released Episode 27 of the English 2.0 Podcast titled, “How to Use Movies to Study English”. I received a lot of positive feedback on that episode so I wanted to go a little more in depth on how I approach using movies to study English. For the first lesson of Studying English with Movies, let’s take a look at a scene from the action movie, “Man of Steel”.

Continue Reading →

E2P27 | How to Use Movies to Study English

On the 27th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we handle the following points:

How to use movies to study English

English 2.0 Quick Tip:  Get free movie scripts here – Internet Movie Script Database

Download Video File (126MB) ***Right Click–>Save Link As

English 2.0 Podcast – iTunes
Please leave a comment and 5-star rating!

Continue Reading →