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Movies (films) to Improve Your English Listening | English Tips

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Learn which are the best movies to watch to improve your English! In this video I give you guidelines for choosing movies that could help you improve your English, particularly your listening skills. Some movies are definitely harder than others! Movies that you might find interesting: The Shawshank Redemption Catch Me If You Can Strictly Ballroom A League of Their Own Beaches Forest Gump (some difficult accents) Bridget Jones's Diary Death at a Funeral (the British version) The Truman Show Gattaca The Blind Side (some difficult accents) Miss Congeniality My Sister's Keeper Mona Lisa Smile Me Before You The Iron Lady The Ides of March One Day Lost in Translation The Imitation Game YouTube channels with trailers: Movieclips Trailers https://www.youtube.com/user/movieclipsTRAILERS/featured Movieclips Trailer Vault https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTCjFFoX1un-j7ni4B6HJ3Q ONE Media https://www.youtube.com/user/movietrailers/featured Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=zqjQn5UZxCo For more English lessons, visit my channel, English with Max. All of the videos are free. These include free English vocabulary videos, English grammar videos, English pronunciation videos, English tips, and English listening practice. This channel aims at helping people learn and improve their English - whether they have been learning English for a while or have recently started. I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English. Stalk me! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishWithMax https://twitter.com/EnglishWithMax https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/ Movies to learn English Films to learn English Movies for learning English Films for learning English
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English with Max (9 months ago)
Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=zqjQn5UZxCo
Yubraj Sunar (5 months ago)
English with Max I love watermelons.
harun aydın (28 days ago)
I think Teacher like to watch drama films 😀
English with Max (27 days ago)
I like lots of different types of films :). I just think dramas are often the easiest to understand for foreigners. ;)
Abdul-Fattah Baker (1 month ago)
Many thanks darling I'm right now watching Mona Lisa smile if i understand it I'll tell you 😘
Abdul-Fattah Baker (1 month ago)
You're right 👍👍👍 they're very useful bravot mon amour
English with Max (1 month ago)
How did you go? :)
Nouman Iqbal (1 month ago)
I love you what is your phone number please
im majid (2 months ago)
Hi dear im new here
English with Max (2 months ago)
Welcome! I hope you find my videos useful!
Kashif Ali Khan (3 months ago)
nice video mam
English with Max (3 months ago)
Thank you!
jose cortez (3 months ago)
the good the bad nd the ugly its my favorite movie iam three of them.thelma and louisei love it.
Parneet Dhaliwal (5 months ago)
thanks for giving advice
English with Max (5 months ago)
My pleasure!
suresh reddy (5 months ago)
Nice T-shirt, but that's not watermelons , that's "little muskmelons"
suresh reddy (5 months ago)
English with Max nothing.. how are you
English with Max (5 months ago)
What do you mean?
Peter Nakitch (6 months ago)
Dirty dancing (I think). Now I will Google ... didn't want to cheat.
English with Max (6 months ago)
Very good! 😀😀
Imu Alone (6 months ago)
thank you for your good lessons
English with Max (6 months ago)
I'm glad you like them :).
Farooq Shah (6 months ago)
i subscribe u r chanel i like alot
English with Max (6 months ago)
Thank you! :)
Long Nguyen (7 months ago)
Thanks again Max! Have a great weekend.
English with Max (7 months ago)
Thanks, same to you!
Antonio lima (7 months ago)
I like your channel. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
English with Max (7 months ago)
I'm glad like it! 😀
lal c (7 months ago)
Other than movies I watch english tutorials mostly for listening practice and the selection obviously your videos! They are interesting to follow. I would like to mention that I watched a couple of movies in order to develop my Enlgish. One of them is "Love comes softly". But I don't know I am not much able to follow the description of National Geo or Discovery channel ! Good to know the genre of movies like drama, comedy etc. I prefer to comedy dramas. Max, your ear ring is amazing! Waiting for more videos. Do you upload videos like "Catch a train in Australia" ? Many people may like travelogues. Thanks for helping me to improve my english through writing comments.
English with Max (7 months ago)
I'm glad it helped and that you now use that expression. :)
lal c (7 months ago)
Yeah, I had already seen that video and I did it again. I liked the countryside very much, the meadows, cows, river etc. I started to use the phrase or expression "add insult into injury". The facilities on the train looks similar to an aeroplane. Earlier, I didnt know what is a aisle seat. Thanks.
English with Max (7 months ago)
It's great that you watch a variety of things! Yes, I did a video on train travel, but it's not a travelogue - it's mainly about train vocabulary. However, you do see some Australian countryside. Here is the link. (Please be aware that it might seem like I'm complaining, but I'm not being serious. ;))https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7HCJYcYHI0&t=
English with Max (7 months ago)
It's great that you watch a variety of things! Yes, I did a video on train travel, but it's not a travelogue - it's mainly about train vocabulary. However, you do see some Australian countryside. Here is the link. (Please be aware that it might seem like I'm complaining, but I'm not being serious. ;))https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7HCJYcYHI0&t=
mowafaq alzouabi (8 months ago)
hi
Leo Chong (9 months ago)
Hi, I am still catching up with you videos but thanks you for your suggestions.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure!
Lilian Cristina (9 months ago)
I used to be a huge fan of Spice Girls when I was a teenager, so I can see why you enjoyed this movie because the same has happened to me. 😊
English with Max (9 months ago)
Me too! And I still sometimes like listening to them :).
Brylle and Breanna (9 months ago)
Hi, Max.. I love this video of yours. Since before until, I have been struggling with the English language. I tried to make some improvement on myself. Since, I am a Filipino, i can understand the language easier except for those high words that I often forgot the meaning. About the improvement, I thought of five categories which I think can help you with your video. First, READING. This category is about reading books that you like. As for me, I love reading about supernatural stories. And I often searched in wattpad for a writer whom I can read the story as the way they want to talk or tell. I mean, on how the writer talks normally when speaking since it is easy to grasp the idea and you can normally pause as if you're the one telling the story. Second category, Writing. I tried to write stories. Anything that just came on my mind though it was not that easy from the start. Sometimes, if you can't write, i just write whatever comes on mine just for a start. Third category, Listening. Just like you suggest on this video, I watch movie with the kind of accent I want to adapt. The kind of accent that is easier to understand and want to copy. Normally, since I love watching cartoons, I preferred Naruto series since there are translations and the accent is okay for me. These first three categories are for my gathering of datas. The fourth and fifth are for my implementation of what I gathered. The fourth category is speaking. This one, I find it hard to find someone to talk to since I need a native speaker to help me on this. I want an environment who can I join to. If you have a suggestion on this, I would appreciate it. So what I did was to practice speaking or relaying the things I want to talk about. As if I am telling a story or doing some acting just to practice what I learned. And lastly, translating. Since, I am a Filipino, most of what I watched were Tagalog. I tried to translate it into English. I hope this helps since I did not last on this improvement I made since I find it difficult if I just do this alone.. hehehe.. Keep it up. I will follow your YouTube account and if I have suggestions, I will give some comments..
English with Max (9 months ago)
Hello, it's great that you're doing all those things to work on your English! Yes, to make big improvements, it's important to work on different language skills (reading, writing, speaking, etc). It sounds like you're on the right track because you use material that interests you. Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best!
L. McClane (9 months ago)
Um, movies are awesome for learning languages!
English with Max (9 months ago)
😀😀
porrymanX (9 months ago)
Really useful. Sometimes I try to watch british tv shows but I have to give it up 'cause I can harldly pick up a word. Thank you!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Yes, some regional accents are tricky! Thanks for your comment! :)
Hi Max! I added Russian subtitles.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks very much! I'll go accept them now :).
Tikus241 (9 months ago)
I have found that watching movies is very helpful with improving your knowledge once you have a basic understanding of the language.
English with Max (9 months ago)
I agree. 😀
Henrique Baldy (9 months ago)
I love your intros :)
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, thanks :).
EmeritusE (9 months ago)
If my memory serves me correctly, I believe that line on your shirt was originally Baby Houseman's line from the movie Dirty dancing. I remember that movie quite well. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze(may he rest in peace) made an excellent pair. They actually worked together in another film prior to that one which was called "Red Dawn". As for my favorites, there are too many to list but if the more obscure, the more esoteric, and the more odd they are, the more I enjoy them. Anything involving David Lynch usually ranks high on my list. I noticed that you had "Crossroads" listed in your speech bubble. Were you referring Britney Spears' film from 2002 or Ralph Macchio's film from 1986?
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, good memory! Yes, I was sad when he died. Far too young. I didn't know they did another movie together - I'll check it out! (I actually heard that they didn't always get along too well...) I'm afraid I'm referring to the Britney Spears film...
Pedro Belmont (9 months ago)
Sure go ahead Look for it in the youtube it's pretty interesting serie of Documentary... Unreported world
Ahmed Faraj (9 months ago)
Hello I am from Iraq Ask your advice as a beginner in the English language What lessons to show in learning E Tips; Grammar; pronunciation; Vocabulary; listening practice; phrasal varbs??!
English with Max (9 months ago)
Hi Ahmed, I recommend you first watch videos by teachers who speak Arabic. After that you will see that other videos are easier. I have some grammar videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAN5U-htvE4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdheF1vfka0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv8zvUVUOOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Vfx4kaUp8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7iUFlAnlc4 My phrasal verbs videos might be a bit difficult if you're a beginner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MmuUYiEuFM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79SZ-FAxYtg
Thanks Max! I carried a watermelon?! (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VyaXkK0I7s ... P.S. : I was two years old in '87. OH MY... :)
Yeah, I think so too.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure! I was one in '87... But it retained its popularity for most of the 90s I think ;).
Юрий Руденя (9 months ago)
The good old Monty Piton Show more interesting for me then any modern drama. 😎
Юрий Руденя (9 months ago)
English with Max Thanks you, I'll see this movie.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, fair enough. I like British humour as well. If you haven't already seen it, you might like Death at a Funeral (the British version).
afshin heydari (9 months ago)
You are "amazing" and I think you and I would get along , Hello Max, Thanks for being amazing and your nice video
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm glad you liked it :).
Hi Max. I will follow your tips. Thanks a lot.
My pleasure, Max.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Hi Julio! I hope they help. Thanks again for commenting!
Pedro Belmont (9 months ago)
Hello Max How have you been? I like to watch a serie of Documentary called (Unreported world) it's a very interesting serie it's a available in youtube.....
English with Max (9 months ago)
Fine, thanks! I've never heard of it, but I'll look it up ;).
Ulghart (9 months ago)
Also, as a learner, I would like to say that sometimes drama movies overwhelm you with endless speeches. Most drama movies have an strong plot and they talk a lot. While action movies, they speak much less and they give you brakes between action scenes and simple talkings scenes. I have found them quite useful too.
English with Max (9 months ago)
Haha, that's true. I suppose I also consider a lot of action movies dramas, which is why I didn't mention them.
Al N (9 months ago)
hi Max, you have a good idea, thank you.
English with Max (9 months ago)
My pleasure! 😀
Ulghart (9 months ago)
First movie I was thinking while you were talking in the video was "the shawshank redemption", which is also, by the way, my favourite movie ! I would also say that most movies with morgan freeman are good to learn and practice. He has a great voice and a clear pronunciation ! Thanks for the video !
English with Max (9 months ago)
You're right, he speaks very clearly! And I agree, The Shawshank Redemption is very good.
Luca Cocco (9 months ago)
I definitely prefer watching TV series over movies. I'll give a try to your movies by the way, I already watched some of them in Italian. Thanks for your efforts 😉
English with Max (9 months ago)
You're welcome! Thanks for commenting :).
Fabio elettrico (9 months ago)
Thanks Max for your useful lesson. I love it and your earings too 😀
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thanks very much! 😀
Fabio elettrico (9 months ago)
Sorry. I meant your earrings
Adam Biryło (9 months ago)
Hallo Max, can you recommend me movies about sailling from Australia? Thanks..
Adam Biryło (9 months ago)
ok
English with Max (9 months ago)
I'm afraid I don't know any sailing movies...
Long Nguyen (9 months ago)
Thanks for your tips Max
English with Max (9 months ago)
You're welcome, Long!
AudioBooks (9 months ago)
excellent video 👍🎆👏😃😎
English with Max (9 months ago)
Thank you!
Wilfried Mathias (9 months ago)
Hi Max, thank you for this lesson! I think the movie is called "Dirty Dancing". I normally watch movies first in German and then in English.
English with Max (9 months ago)
That sounds like a good way to watch them. Yes, that's it! I watched it A LOT when I was younger. I even remember watching a dubbed version in Germany and saying to my flatmates that I thought one of the translations was strange (I knew the original so well 😂).
Oleg Jagga (9 months ago)
"Dirty Dancing" was very popular here in Russia ages ago :)
English with Max (9 months ago)
👍👍 It was one of my favourite movies when I was younger. That's why my sister gave me this T-shirt. :).
aimanno everyday English (9 months ago)
Thank you for your efforts. I totally agree with you people learn by different ways. For me I enjoy to watch stars of English on YouTube like you. I think you all should win Oscar and stand over the red carbt as well. Keep up a good work.👍
English with Max (9 months ago)
Oh, thank you so much for your kind comment!
Sunkara Eliya (9 months ago)
What is the meaning of "likely to happen, expected to happen, going to happen " in English? It is going to rain,he is likely to fail the exam,they are expected to be late for school. I don't understand what these phrases mean.please help me with my English.
Sunkara Eliya (9 months ago)
Thank you for your help.you look beautiful in the video.
English with Max (9 months ago)
It is going to rain: it will rainHe is likely to fail: he will probably fail They are expected to be late: people think they will be late

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