Movies are great for learning English BUT you must use them correctly. Donâ€™t watch all of an English movie. You will not understand it, and therefore you will not learn anything.
Only watch one scene or segment per week (maybe 2-3 minutes). Follow this method:
a) First, watch the scene with subtitles in your language. This will help you understand the general meaning.
b) Second, watch the scene with English subtitles. Pause. Use a dictionary to find new words you donâ€™t understand. Write the new sentences in a notebook.
c) Listen to the scene a few times, with English subtitles. Do not pause.
d) Listen to the scene a few times, without subtitles.
e) Repeat a) â€“ d) everyday for one week.
On the second week, go to the next scene/segment and repeat again. It will take you a long time to finish a movie. Thatâ€™s OK, because you will improve your listening and speaking VERY FAST. This method is powerfulâ€“ use it!
No woman wakes up saying: â€œGod, I hope I donâ€™t get swept off my feet today.â€
Now, she might say, â€œThis is a really bad time for me.â€
Or something like, â€œI just need some space.â€ Or my personal favorite: â€œIâ€™m really into my career right now.â€
You believe that? Neither does she. You know why? Because sheâ€™s lying to you, thatâ€™s why. You understand me? Lying.
Itâ€™s not a bad time for her. She doesnâ€™t need any space. She may be into her careerâ€¦ but what sheâ€™s really saying is,
â€œGet away from me now.â€ Or possibly, â€œTry harder, stupid.â€
Well, which one is it?
60 % of all human communication is nonverbalâ€“ Body language. 30% is your tone. So that means that 90% of what youâ€™re sayingâ€¦ ainâ€™t coming out of your mouth.
Of course sheâ€™s gonna lie to you. Sheâ€™s a nice person; she doesnâ€™t wanna hurt your feelings. What else is she gonna say? She doesnâ€™t even know you. Yet.
Luckily, the fact is, that just like the rest of usâ€¦ even a beautiful woman doesnâ€™t know what she wantsâ€“ until she sees it.
And thatâ€™s where I come in.
My job is to open her eyes.
(Toby! Oh, my God! Is this what youâ€™re looking for?)
Basic principles: No matter what, no matter when, no matter who.. any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet.
Just needs the right broom.
Swept off my feet: (idiom. fall in love very strongly) : sweep s.o. off his/her feet
Need some space: idiom. need time alone, need time away from other people
Into my career: idiom. focused on my job, concentrating on my job
Nonverbal: adj. Not speaking
Tone: n. intonation, pitch
Ainâ€™t: v. (casual) am not, are not, is not) : ain`t (am not)
Wanna: v. want to
Hurt your feelings: idiom. make you feel upset or sad or hurt
Thatâ€™s where I come in: idiom. thatâ€™s when I begin, thatâ€™s where I start
Open her eyes: (idiom. make her understand, make her realize
Sweep any woman off her feet: idiom. Make any woman fall in love with (him, you)
Needs the right broom: joke. needs the right technique (heâ€™s joking about the different meanings of the word â€œsweepâ€ here)