movies improving speaking english ability?

dinny   Sat May 24, 2008 1:00 pm GMT
hi, i want to ask about is there any corellation between movies with english language and to the way of speaking english ability? is that kind of way will improve my ability to speak english?
Gost   Sat May 24, 2008 3:02 pm GMT
Я понятия не имею, что вы пытаетесь задать.
Skippy   Sat May 24, 2008 4:34 pm GMT
I suppose it couldn't hurt, but only in the sense that it will introduce new vocabulary words and show you how and where you need help with the language, but in reality the only way to truly learn a language is through interaction.
Guest   Sat May 24, 2008 10:12 pm GMT
It's ok for improving fast speech capabilities. Try repeating the phrases at the same speed the actors do. Many foreigners speak too pokey.
Guest   Sun May 25, 2008 5:13 am GMT
what does pokey mean?
Guest   Sun May 25, 2008 5:18 am GMT
As long as it's not a movie about any of the following:

- gangstas
- the slums
- drug addicts
- monsters
- aliens
- prisons
- subculture

Get the idea?

Watch something with normal people who speak normally. Lots of movies could be anything but helpful...
guest2   Sun May 25, 2008 5:44 am GMT
"Pokey" is a slang term for "slow."
Guest   Sun May 25, 2008 7:27 pm GMT
<<"Pokey" is a slang term for "slow." >>

"Pokey" can also mean "jail", "slammer", or "prison", etc..
Guest   Sun May 25, 2008 8:24 pm GMT
It means "slow" and it is also used as a silly word for a "stick".
Guest   Sun May 25, 2008 11:26 pm GMT
''Watch something with normal people who speak normally. Lots of movies could be anything but helpful.''

Why avoid SF, in Star Trek serial, the actors use a more formal register, and they speak reasonably slow with clear diction . Their word choice may enrich the learner's vocabulary (''We seem to be held hostages'', ''Beam track'' )
Anselmo   Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:38 am GMT
Watching movies will not help to improve your speaking ability, but it can help you a lot increasing your vocabulary and listening comprehension as well. The best way to achieve a good fluency is through interaction.
Guest   Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:51 am GMT
Learn all your English from Spock.
Mary   Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:40 pm GMT
Listening to audio-plays helps a lot, especially when you listen to the very same thing time and time again and learn it by heart. Watching a film, if it's done once, dosn't add much to your speaking skills or even vocabulary. This can be a way to check you progress in language, by the way.