For English students to improve in their English abilities, it is important that they surround themselves with as many videos and audio recordings of real life scenarios as possible. In this way, they will learn vocabulary that is used more colloquially in everyday language.
Often students can get caught up in an isolated language learning environment where they just have their one-on-one English lessons and read books. This is definitely not enough! They need to try to immerse themselves in the spoken word to understand the cultural nuisances and relevant topics. Learning a language is not just about learning words – it’s seeking to understand a culture. It takes a lot of time and effort on your students’ part. This is why it is suggested that you spend 10 to 15 minutes per day on listening to English TV shows, podcasts, comedy shows – the more unedited, the better! This is how students will learn how native speakers truly communicate.
We have compiled a list of interesting videos from different topics and with a different nature of speech: monologues, interviews, panel discussions. These videos should be used to open your students’ understanding of different phrases and expressions used in different contexts. Remember to encourage your students to have a positive open mind before watching these videos so that they can really absorb all that is said.
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