Catch Fast Native English with Romantic Comedies
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Catch Fast Native English with Romantic Comedies

Improve your listening and understand fast-talking native English speakers with 3 classic romantic comedies
4.3 (4 ratings)
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Created by Cara Leopold
Last updated 2/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • English listening skills
  • How to understand native English speakers when they talk fast
  • Common features of connected speech in English
  • Famous romantic comedies from the Uk and the USA
Requirements
  • Intermediate level of English
  • Enjoy watching movies and TV shows in English, especially romantic comedies
Description

Love them or hate them, watching romantic comedies (or romcoms) can be a great way to improve your English listening skills so you can catch what native speakers say when they talk fast.

Romantic comedies are fun to watch and are centred around a theme that we can all relate to: the search for love! Plus these movies usually follow the same basic structure which makes them easy to follow. And they enable you to learn everyday, conversational language that you can use in real life (and not just for dating and romance!). 

But how can you actually use movies to improve your listening skills and understand native speakers in conversation? If you've been passively listening to movies or just watching them with subtitles , then you'll know that this is not enough to understand fast speech.

That's why I created "Catch Fast Native English with Romcoms". To help you better understand spoken English by working with short romantic comedy clips and active listening techniques that will teach you how English really sounds.

In the course you'll discover:

  • Why native English speakers talk so "fast" and what to do about it

  • How to watch movies, including romantic comedies, without subtitles

  • 3 classic romantic comedies that you need to watch or re-watch

  • Movie trivia and cultural knowledge to help you fit in better with native speakers

  • Tips to improve your English listening skills with any movie or TV show

  • New words and expressions that native English speakers use in conversation

  • Pronunciation tips to sound more like a native speaker

Who this course is for:
  • English learners who love movies, especially romantic comedies
  • English learners who want to improve their listening skills
  • English learners who love to travel or who plan to move abroad
  • English learners who want to be proficient in English
  • English learners who want to sound like a native speaker
  • English learners who want to fit in with native English speakers
  • English learners who want to understand movies without subtitles
  • English learners who want to understand fast-talking native speakers
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:43:26
+ Introduction
3 lectures 13:36

Welcome to this course all about how to catch fast English with romantic comedies. In this video, you'll discover what you're going to learn in this course and how it will help you understand fast-talking native speakers, connect better with them and improve your pronunciation and vocabulary skills.

Preview 02:47

Curious to know which movies we're going to work on together in this course? Discover the 3 films I've chosen and find out if they're new for you or old favourites.

Preview 04:38
+ Romantic Comedy 1: The 40 Year-Old Virgin
4 lectures 25:48

Welcome to movie 1, The 40 Year-Old Virgin. In this video, I'll re-introduce the movie and talk about the scene that you're going to work on to improve your English listening skills.

Please make sure you download the worksheet "The 40 Year-Old Virgin exercises" as this document contains the link to the scene you need to watch. It also includes all the exercises you'll need to do to improve your listening thanks to The 40 Year-Old Virgin.

The main exercise in the worksheet is dictation - this is where you listen to a short section of the clip and try to write out what you hear. It doesn't matter if you miss or mishear a word - write out as much as possible as you understand it. After, you'll see the line you worked on and I'll give you feedback on what was hard to catch.

The 40 Year-Old Virgin Clip Introduction
02:35

Once you've downloaded the "40 Year-Old Virgin exercises" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 1.

The 40 Year-Old Virgin Dictation 1 Feedback
09:06

Once you've downloaded the "40 Year-Old Virgin exercises" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 2.

The 40 Year-Old Virgin Dictation 2 Feedback
06:23

Once you've downloaded the "40 Year-Old Virgin exercises" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 3.

The 40 Year-Old Virgin Dictation 3 Feedback
07:44
+ Romantic Comedy 2: Notting Hill
4 lectures 26:04

Welcome to movie 2, Notting Hill. In this video, I'll re-introduce the movie and talk about the scene that you're going to work on to improve your English listening skills.

Please make sure you download the worksheet "Notting Hill exercises" as this document contains the link to the scene you need to watch. It also includes all the exercises you'll need to do to improve your listening thanks to Notting Hill.

The main exercise in the worksheet is dictation - this is where you listen to a short section of the clip and try to write out what you hear. It doesn't matter if you miss or mishear a word - write out as much as possible as you understand it. After, you'll see the line you worked on and I'll give you feedback on what was hard to catch.

Notting Hill Clip Intro
02:49

Once you've downloaded the "Notting Hill exercises" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 1.

Notting Hill Dictation 1 Feedback
07:55

Once you've downloaded the "Notting Hill exercises" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 2.

Notting Hill Dictation 2 Feedback
08:25

Once you've downloaded the "Notting Hill exercises" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 3. 

Notting Hill Dictation 3 Feedback
06:55
+ Romantic Comedy 3: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
4 lectures 19:20

Welcome to movie 3, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. In this video, I'll re-introduce the movie and talk about the scene that you're going to work on to improve your English listening skills.

Please make sure you download the worksheet "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days exercises" as this document contains the link to the scene you need to watch. It also includes all the exercises you'll need to do to improve your listening thanks to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

The main exercise in the worksheet is dictation - this is where you listen to a short section of the clip and try to write out what you hear. It doesn't matter if you miss or mishear a word - write out as much as possible as you understand it. After, you'll see the line you worked on and I'll give you feedback on what was hard to catch.

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days Clip Introduction
02:20

Once you've downloaded the "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 1.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Dictation 1 Feedback
07:08

Once you've downloaded the "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 2.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Dictation 2 Feedback
04:34

Once you've downloaded the "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" PDF and worked through the activities, watch this video for the feedback on dictation 3.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Dictation 3 Feedback
05:18
+ Next Steps
4 lectures 18:38
Course recap
03:18

Practise catching informal contractions in English with this extra dictations exercise. All you need is a pen and some paper.

Extra dictations: informal contractions
04:38

Practise catching links between vowels in English with this extra dictations exercise. All you need is a pen and some paper.

Extra dictations: links between vowels
04:21

Practise catching the disappearing 'h' in English with this extra dictations exercise. All you need is a pen and some paper.

Extra dictations: disappearing 'h' sound
06:21