Watching films and series in English with subtitles sucks. But it’s not your fault. Movie dialogue is tough and most actors mumble half the time.
Spending all day in pyjamas watching TV series and reading books is a totally legit way to spend your Sundays.
Passive listening is a myth, and it won’t get you to subtitle freedom. You’ve gotta do some work.
We all need to stop being so hard on ourselves. I’m not perfect at this yet, but I’m getting there.
Less is most definitely more in listening and in life.
Trying to record Star Wars or Indiana Jones off the TV and onto blank video tapes was what Christmas was all about when you and I were kids.
The smell of popcorn and the cinema bring back amazing memories. But it’s much more fun to stay at home and curl up under a blanket on the couch to watch a TV show or film.
Video cassettes and tapes defined your childhood. But we both don’t miss the space all that analogue technology took up our homes.
When you become a Leo Listener you
- Don’t let not understanding everything spoil your movie
- Stop beating yourself up for not catching everything
- Let subtitles be your friend, not your enemy
- Become willing to experiment with new way to understand English
- Realise that just listening is not enough
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About Cara and Leo Listening
Hi, I’m Cara Leopold, the online English listening teacher at Leo Listening. I help non-native speakers get conversation-ready by teaching them how to understand fast, informal spoken English without translating.
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