Films and TV in English
Using TV programmes and films to help your English
It does not matter so long as you enjoy watching it.
Aim for something you can understand 70% of. This way you will learn NEW words.
To play videos I recommend VLC because you can play back movies at half speed or quarter speed. So if there are parts you don't understand you can listen again slowly and try again. You can also repeat the phrases.
Subtitles or no subtitles?
So I think it is best to watch films and TV programmes in English with English subtitles. This is particularly useful for improving pronunciation and spelling.
It is also fine to watch in English with the subtitles in your language. You will still learn expressions and idioms in English and it will also be easier to understand the storyline, maintaining your interest. However, remember that the subtitles are not necessarily in sync with the dialogue, nor are they always direct translations of what is being said.
Don't bother watching the film in Italian with English subtitles, this is a waste fo time.
How to find subtitles
Films: a list of films to try
Studio ghibli movies - spirited away, my neighbour Totoro, Pom Poko
The Pink Panther
Father of the bride
Planes, trains and automobiles
50 first dates
The links below take you to pages with info about the programme. you can find the programmes to download on Torrentz.eu
I can happily download anything for you if you bring me a USB dongle.
Watching with Youtube
BBC horizon documentaries. Hundreds of documentaries about current affairs, politics, science.
Comedy on Youtube
Cookery, health and beauty, reviews. whatever you like.
Here are some to try...
Remember you can put subtitles and also slow the speed (they sound a bit drunk lol)