Improve Your English Listening Skills With Christmas Movies
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Improve Your English Listening Skills With Christmas Movies

Understand fast-talking native English speakers with 3 of my favourite Christmas movies
4.3 (3 ratings)
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17 students enrolled
Created by Cara Leopold
Last updated 12/2019
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
  • Christmas in English-speaking countries
Requirements
  • Have an least an intermediate level of English
  • Enjoy watching movies and TV shows in English, especially Christmas movies
Description

What could be more fun than curling up under a blanket to watch a classic Christmas movie on a cold winter's day? Not much right!?

But then you put on "Love Actually" and find that you can't understand half of what the characters are saying. So you switch on the subtitles and try to read while trying to listen and watch the movie.

You can maybe catch the "general idea". And the images help of course. But you feel like you're missing out on something. On enriching your English with all these fast-sounding native expressions that you can't catch.

So what's a Christmas movie lover to do? Watch more movies? Just keep practising?

Well, if you want to catch what fast-talking native speakers are saying in time for Christmas, then you're going to love Improve Your English Listening Skills With Christmas Movies

In the course you'll discover:

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

  • How to watch movies, including Christmas movies, without subtitles

  • 3 of my favourite Christmas movies & why I love them so much

  • 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 Christmas ones
  • 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 18 lectures 01:24:55
+ Introduction
3 lectures 07:16

Welcome to this course all about improving your English listening skills with Christmas movies. 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 02:13

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. A little sneak peek - they're all comedies. Can you guess what they might be?

Preview 02:18

You're probably wondering how this course is going to work? Are we going to watch the whole movies together or what? Well no, but you are going to watch clips and use active listening techniques to better catch fast spoken English and learn how to watch these movies without subtitles!

Preview 02:45
+ Christmas Movie 1: Elf
4 lectures 19:42

Welcome to movie 1, Elf. 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 "Elf 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 Elf.

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.

Preview 01:59

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

Preview 06:29

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

Elf Dictation 2 Feedback
05:59

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

Elf Dictation 3 Feedback
05:15
+ Christmas Movie 2: Scrooged
4 lectures 22:56

Welcome to movie 2, Scrooged. 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 "Scrooged 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 Scrooged.

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.

Movie 2 Introduction
02:58

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

Scrooged Dictation 1 Feedback
06:44

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

Scrooged Dictation 2 Feedback
05:41

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

Scrooged Dictation 3 Feedback
07:33
+ Christmas Movie 3: Home Alone
4 lectures 22:27

Welcome to movie 3, Home Alone. 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 "Home Alone 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 Home Alone.

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.

Movie 3 Introduction
02:27

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

Home Alone Dictation 1 Feedback
05:52

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

Home Alone Dictation 2 Feedback
07:06

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

Home Alone Dictation 3 Feedback
07:02
+ Next Steps
3 lectures 12:34

Congratulations - you've made it to the end of this course and you've learned to improve your English listening skills with Christmas movies. You've worked hard and we've covered a lot of ground. So in this video, it's time for a recap of what you've learned so far.

Christmas Movie Course Recap
03:05

At the end of each worksheet, I gave you some ideas for extra activities to do with the clips. One of those is using the material to work on your pronunciation and speaking. In this video, I give you all the details on how to do that - enjoy!

Speak Like A Native With Movie Clips
03:15

Discover 3 tech tools you can use to help you work on your listening and pronunciation skills more easily.

3 Tech Tools for Listening
06:14