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    12 ways that TV seriescan help you learnEnglish! 

    Watching TV series is a great way to improve your English. Here are

    12 reasons why.1. There’s a lot of conversation, so you’ll be learning lots of useful

    spoen language. !lso, the "ialogues are often short an" easy tofollow.

    2. Watching a TV series is great for your listening ability, which isTHE key sill in language learning. #nce you can listen an"un"erstan", you’ll learn English easily an"effortlessly.$. %y watching a TV series, you’ll hear English in context, so you’llsee how an" when the language is use". !n" although the "ialogueshave been scripted, they’re "esigne" to soun" as natural an"authentic as possible.&. TV series are often entertaining an" funny, which will eep youmotivate". !n" those that aren’t come"ies are full of "rama,suspense an" tension, which will mae you want to watch them.'inally, the episo"es are usually short (often about $)* &) minutes+ soyou won’t get bore".


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    . #nce you fin" a series that you lie, you’ll have hours of viewingan" learning practice as there are often more than 12 episo"es (atleast+ per season in most series.

    -. f you buy the box set, you can watch the TV series when you liean" as many times as you lie. /lus, if you’ve got the 0V0s, you canput subtitles on in English (or your own language+, an" pauseor rewind when you want.. The characters in the series are often base" on typical people fromthe 3 or 4. 4o, when you watch the TV series, you’ll learn a lotabout %ritish or !merican people an" culture.

    5. Wor"s an" e6pression are often repeate" in TV series by the samecharacters. This is great because repetition of these terms means

    that you’ll learn them more easily.

    7. %y watching an" listening, you’ll be learning how to pronounce thewor"s an" e6pressions. %ut on top of that, you’ll also learn aboutother features of pronunciation such as intonation, connectedspeech an" linking sounds, as well as any other forms of languagesuch as sarcasm an" irony.1). !s you’re watching, you’ll be able to use the actors’ bo"ylanguage an" facial e6pressions to help you un"erstan" what they’resaying.

    11. TV series have the same characters an" similar story i"eas intheir episo"es, so you can often predict what’s going to happen. nfact, these prediction strategies (which you use in your ownlanguage+, will help you guess what someone is going to say, theconclusion to the story, an" even how a sentence is going to en".12. %est of all, you’ll be learning English without even realising it.#nce you become a fan of the series, you’ll forget that you’rewatching it to improve your English, an" you’ll focus more on the

    storyline. !n" before you now it, you’ll have been e6pose" tohun"re"s of English language structures, wor"s, phrases an"e6pressions which you’ll absorb naturally. t’s simple8 you receive thelanguage, you process it an" you learn it 9 :ust as you "i" with yourfirst language.

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    ;earning English by watching TV series is a lot of fun< an" it’s greatfor your language "evelopment.=o for it>

    #ur top tips for watching an English language TV series8? !lways have the au"io set to English.? f you’re having "ifficulties, put the subtitles on in English, or watchthe series in your own language first, an" then in English.? !ccept that it’ll be har" at first, but you’ll soon get use" to it. @ourlistening sills will improve naturally after hours of watching English.? Aepeat out loud any wor"s or e6pressions that you lie 9 this’llhelp you remember them.? 3eep a noteboo or piece of paper handy so you can write "ownany wor"s or e6pressions that you want to memorise.

    ? Watch about 1 minutes a "ay (or more if you want+, but whateveryou "o, mae sure it’s a regular thing.? 0on’t worry if you "on’t un"erstan" everything 9 we "on’t even "othat in our own languages. What we "o is hear a bit an" then usepre"iction strategies to fill in the gaps.Copyright © 2014 by Hot English ublishing

    !lossarykey adj B important C essentialeffortlessly adv B if you "o something Deffortlessly, you "o it withoutworing har" 9 it’s easy for youin context exp B if you see a wor" Din conte6t, you see it in asentenceCphrase, etc.to script vb B if a "ialogue has been Dscripte", someone has writtenita box set n B a bo6 with a set of vi"eosC0V0s in itto rewind vb B to press a button to mae a 0V0 go bac C go to anearlier partintonation n B the way your voice goes up an" "own as you spea

    connected speech n B the way that soun"s :oin together when wespea. 'or e6ample8 D4he wante" a new one B 4he wante "a newonelinking sounds n B soun"s that are create" when two wor"s are

     :oine". 'or e6ample8 D0o you B D0yousarcasm n B a way of speaing in which you say the opposite towhat you mean. t is often use" to mae fun of someone. 'or

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    e6ample, D@ou loo very nice. (meaning, D@ou loo horrible+irony n B a type of humour that involves saying things you "on’treally meanto predict vb B if you Dpre"ict what is going to happen, you say whatyou thin is going to happenprediction strategies n B metho"sCtechniFues you use for imaginingwhat is going to happenout loud exp B if you say something Dout lou", you say it so it can behear"handy adj  B if you eep something Dhan"y, you eep it close to youso you can use itto fill in  phr vb B to completea gap n B a Dgap in te6t or a conversation is a part that is missing Cnot there

    ) useful slang e6pressions for abig night out>

    4lang is an important part of English. t’s use" a lot in native*speaer

    conversations, an" appears in films, songs an" TV shows. Here are ) useful

    slang e6pressions for a big night out>

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    lanning the nightot be bothere"

    f you Dcan’t be bothere" to "o something, you "on’t want to "o it, often because

    you "on’t have the energy or you’re feeling laIy.

    D can’t be bothere" to go into town 9 let’s :ust go to the pub roun" the corner.

    ap C ip ! short sleep, often in the afternoon.

    D thin ’ll have a nap before we hea" out.

    To get "olle" up

    To put on nice clothes for a special occasion (usually for women+.

    D’m going to get "olle" up for the party.

    To put your face on

    To put mae*up on (usually for women+.

    DWait> ’ve got to put my face on>

    To have pre*"rins

    To have some "rins at home before going to a club or pub (often as a way of

    saving money>+. !lso, Dto pre*"rin.

    D;et’s have a few pre*"rins before going out>

    Jae it

    f you can’t Dmae it somewhere, you aren’t able to go there.

    DThans for the invite, but "on’t thin can mae it as ’ve got a conference to

    go to the ne6t "ay.

    "eeting up ! sight for sore eyes

    /eople often use this e6pression when they meet up with someone they haven’t

    seen for a long time.

    D@ou’re a sight for sore eyes> ;ast time saw you was at %ra"’s we""ing.

    @ou must be ma" C you must be mental

    /eople often use these e6pressions to say that they’" never "o the thing they’re

    taling about. t’s a way of emphasising what you want to say.

    D@ou must be ma" if you thin ’m going to "rin that, which means, D’" never"rin that>

    To hang out

    f you Dhang out with people, you spen" time with them, chatting, "rining,

    socialising, etc.

    DWe’re going to hang out with Kamie an" Harriet before going to the party if you

    fancy coming along.

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    To tae a chill pill Cto chill out

    f you tell someone to Dchill out D, you’re telling them to rela6 an" be calm.

     !8 f we "on’t leave soon, we’ll be late.

    %8 Lhill out> We’ll be fine.

    To be gutte"f you’re Dgutte" about something, you’re unhappy an" "isappointe" about it.

    D’m gutte" they cancelle" the concert. was really looing forwar" to it.

    #t the restaurantTo be starving

    To be really hungry.

    D hope the foo" comes soon. ’m starving.

    To eat a horse

    f say you coul" Deat a horse, you’re saying that you’re really hungry.

    D;et’s or"er now. ’m so hungry coul" eat a horse.

    To scoff 

    f someone Dscoffs foo", they eat all of it very Fuicly.

     !8 "i"n’t get any of the starters.

    %8 That’s Mcos %ryan scoffe" them all.

    To wolf "own

    To eat foo" very Fuicly.

    D@ou must have been hungry. @ou wolfe" that piIIa "own in secon"s>

    To be stuffe"

    f you’re Dstuffe", you feel full because you’ve eaten too much.

    D never shoul" have ha" that "essert. ’m stuffe".

    To go 0utch

    To "ivi"e a bill eFually between the people who are there. 'or e6ample, if there

    are two people, each pays )N of the bill.

    D;et’s go 0utch>

    To "o a runner To leave a bar or restaurant without paying the bill.

    DOuic, the waiter isn’t looing> ;et’s "o a runner>

    #t the bar 3itty

     !n amount of money that everyone contributes to an" that is use" to pay for

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    "rins, etc.

    DEverybo"y has to put ten euros into the itty.

    To splash out

    To spen" a lot of money, often in or"er to celebrate something.

    D;et’s get a bottle of champagne. feel lie splashing out.

    To "own in one

    To "rin all the contents of a glass without stopping or pausing.

    D;oo, everyone> ’m going to "own this pint of beer in one.

    Hit the spot

    f something Dhits the spot, it’s perfect for you.

    DJmm< That col" beer really hit the spot.

    To be waste" C plastere" C hammere" C slaughtere" C pisse" (3+

    To be very "runDHe can’t even stan" up. He’s waste">

    ote8 n %ritain Dto be pisse" means to be "run, but in the 4! it means Dto be


    To have ha" one too many

    f you say that someone has ha" Done too many, you’re saying that they’ve ha"

    too much alcohol. The Done refers to a glass of beer C wine C whisy, etc.

    D@ou shoul" go home. thin you’ve ha" one too many.

    To get the "rins inTo buy "rins for everyone in the group you’re with.

    D thin it’s my turn to get the "rins in. What are you havingG


     ! Droun" of "rins is a selection of "rins for everyone in the group you’re with.

    D’ll get this roun"> C t’s my roun">

    Tight C stingy

    f you say that someone is Dtight, you’re saying that they never spen" money.

    DHe never gets anyone else a "rin. He’s :ust so tight.

    To split the cost

    f you Dsplit the cost of something, you share the cost, often "ivi"ing it in half.

    D;et’s split the cost>

    #t the partyHouse*warming party C house*warming

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     ! party someone has soon after moving into a new houseCflat.

    DWe move" in last Thurs"ay, an" we’re having the housewarming party on

    4atur"ay night if you want to come along.

    To gatecrash

    To go to a party you weren’t invite" to.

    DThey gatecrashe" a party in the town centre.

    To roc

    f something Drocs, it’s great C fantastic.

    DThis party rocs>

    To be awesome

    To be great C fantastic.

    DThe party was awesome>

    To be lame C to sucf something is Dlame or if it Dsucs, it’s terrible.

    DThis party is totally lame>

    To chec out

    f you tell ! to Dchec something (or someone+ out, you’re telling ! to loo at that

    thing or person.

    DLhec out that guy on the "ance floor 9 he’s really cute.


    This wor" is use" to refer to attractive people in general. !8 4hall we goG

    %8 o way> There’s loa"s of talent here.

    $ooking for lo%eTo be on the pull

    f someone is Don the pull, they’re looing for Dromance.

    DJar split up with his girlfrien" last wee so thin he’s on the pull.

    'it C hot


    DWow> That guy over there is really fit>

    To chat someone up

    To tal to someone in a playful, fun way because you thin they’re attractive.

    D thin that girl was trying to chat me up>

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    To be in luc

    f you’re Din luc, someone seems to be intereste" in you.

    D thin ’m in luc 9 he ase" for my phone number.

    To snog

    To iss someone intimately an" for a long time.DThey were snogging.

    To fancy someone

    To fin" someone attractive.

    D really fancy him. thin he’s gorgeous>

    !oing homeTo hit the roa" C to get going C to get moving C to mae tracs

    To leave a place C to go home

    D thin ’m going to hit the roa". ’ve got to get up early tomorrow.To have a blast

    f you Dhave a blast, you have a great time.

    D ha" a blast last night> ;et’s "o it again sometime>

    3nacere" C shattere"

    f you’re Dnacere", you’re very tire".

    D’m going home. ’m nacere">

    To hit the sac C hay

    To go to be"D can’t wait to get home an" hit the sac.

    To share a cab

    f you Dshare a cab with someone who is going in the same "irection as you, you

    both tae the same ta6i an" "ivi"e the cost.

    D "on’t fancy waling home. Why "on’t we share a cabG

    &he next dayot remember a thing

    f you Dcan’t remember a thing, you can’t remember anything.D0i" mae a fool of myself last nightG can’t remember a thing.

    Thumping hea"ache

    f you’ve got a Dthumping hea"ache, your hea" is hurting a lot.

    D’ve got a thumping hea"ache. Have you got an aspirinG

    To face the music

    To "eal with the conseFuences of something ba" that you’ve "one.

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    D got "run an" swore at my boss last night. #n Jon"ay ’ll have to face the


    To tae it easy

    To rela6.

    D’ve got a terrible hangover. thin ’m gonna go an" lie "own an" tae it easy.

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