1st English Class
Learning English From Watching Movie
A. Tips and Tricks Before Practice:
a) Tip 1: Read for Gist
Gist = the main ideas
Read the text a first time. Don’t stop. Find the general idea text, it’ll help you arrange all the sentence and better understanding it.
b) Tip 2: Use Context
Context refers words and situations that are around a word you don’t understand. Example:
My neighbor joins the army two years ago, yesterday he commits a crime; thus, he is going to be on trial in court-martial.
Judging by the context:
Court-Martial: It means that it is referring to a place where military is going to be on trial
c) Tip 3: Understand Different Reading Skills
Here is a quick overview of the four types of reading skills used in every language:
• Skimming – used to understand the “gist” or main idea
• Scanning – used to find a particular piece of information
• Extensive reading – used for pleasure and general understanding
• Intensive reading – accurate reading for detailed understanding
a) Tip 1: Listen
Listen to movies and songs in English to listen to the pronunciation of words. The more you listen, the more you learn. Copy what you hear to practice your pronunciation.
b) Tips 2: Read out loud
Read anything that suit your liking. Repeat and this will be a great way to practice pronunciation. Don’t worry about sentence structure or grammar.
c) Tip 3: Learn a new word every day
Choose a word you would like to work on and use practice it in different sentences. Use the word until you have learnt it and keep using it regularly.
d) Tip 4: Do interesting activities in English
Whether playing game or singing. Anything you enjoy doing, as long as it uses English. Using English to talk about things you enjoy will make practicing a positive experience.
5. Tricks: A Better Way to Learn English with Film and Movies
a) There are no subtitles:
This is pretty rare nowadays. But if you watch a movie without subtitles, it can be difficult to understand what’s going on.
b) You must keep on pausing and playing to understand:
It can take you many times to understand something, the movie might be easy. But at other times, it might be hard to understand. (As an example, characters who play “professors” in movies can be difficult to understand. They use some difficult words, which you may have never heard before.)
c) You must keep on checking up words:
For every word, you don’t know. You might want to look it up in the dictionary. While it’s a lot faster to check up words nowadays on our phones, it can be annoying to keep pausing and checking up words.
d) You can’t remember these words afterwards:
It can be difficult to keep track of what you’ve learnt, because it takes time and effort to take notes, and we want to have an enjoyable experience in watching the movie, without having to be interrupted every minute to write down a word.
e) You don’t know if you remember these words after:
After a week, or a month, you might forget what you’ve learnt! And because you didn’t jot down notes, you can’t really test yourself either.
B. Pronunciation – word stress in compound nouns:
C. Practice Time:
Read the Following Text Out Loud!
The Boss Baby
1A man named “Tim” Templeton tells a story about his 7-year-old self who lives with his parents, Ted and Janice. One day, Tim is surprised when an infant wearing a business suit shows up in a taxi at his house, and Ted and Janice call him Tim’s little brother. Tim is envious of the attention the baby receives, not to mention suspicious when the infant acts odd around him.
2Soon, Tim learns that the baby can talk like an adult, and he introduces himself as “The Boss”. Seeing an opportunity to be rid of him, Tim decides to record a conversation between the Boss Baby and other toddlers who are at Tim’s house for a meeting to do something about how puppies are receiving more love than babies. The boss baby and the other infants catch Tim with the recording, and the tape is terminated after the boss baby threatens to tear up Tim’s favorite stiffed animal. With no evidence to support him, Tim is grounded by his parents for his actions.
1. Find the Main Idea of the Synopsis:
a) Paragraph 1:
b) Paragraph 2:
2. Define These Words Based on Its Context: