Did you know that it is possible to enjoy leisure time to watch films without subtitles and optimize your learning in English? It’s a great time to train your understanding of the language!
We recently had the Oscars going on and several titles competing like Joker, Ford vs. Ferrari, 1917, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Taking advantage of the isolation we are experiencing, it is a great opportunity to check out these films and practice at the same time. You can still watch your favorite movies, only this time without subtitles. What do you think?
In order to help you with this experience, we have prepared this post with the main tips on the subject so that you can watch a movie without subtitles – or even series in English. Continue reading and check it out!
Why is watching movies and series without subtitles important?
People who have the opportunity to do an exchange say that it is necessary to really get involved with the other culture to learn a new language, since, especially in relation to speech and listening, it is necessary to be in constant contact with the language to that it is possible to improve them.
However, another way to train English and develop this contact with the language is precisely by listening to TV programs that are of interest to you in English, such as films and series – in the same sense, podcasts and other tools that allow contact with the language as well. are often effective.
This is an effective measure even for people who have exchanged, since after returning to Brazil the direct contact with the language ends and it is necessary to find ways to maintain it so as not to lose the practice. See below the main advantages of watching movies without subtitles!
In order to be able to really train the language without even having to leave the house, watching a movie without subtitles is an excellent option, because that way you really need to pay attention to what is said in another language to understand what is happening.
In addition, when we do not use subtitles we do an exercise in word assimilation that helps in memorizing expressions and, over time, the tendency is to end, once and for all, the dependence that many have on subtitles.
Learning expressions and pronunciations
Another relevant point is the possibility of observing the pronunciation of different English words, in practice, the way the natives pronounce them. In addition, it is possible to know new expressions and even slang that until then were unknown to you.
Increased familiarity with the language
All the points that we present increase the familiarity with the language, which is very important, as you stop knowing English only in theory and learn to apply it in practice. So, when you arrive in another native English-speaking country, you shouldn’t face any difficulties, as you are already familiar with the way the locals speak.
Now that you know the importance of watching movies without subtitles, remember that, for the experience to be complete, it is important to pause and take notes during, as when words appear that you do not know, in order to look for their meaning, so that you can further improve learning. To get to the point of being able to watch any film or program without subtitles, it is essential to have knowledge about English, isn’t it? Otherwise, it should not be possible to understand almost anything.