IWTYAL 088: Should I watch movies with subtitles?

Pete asks: “I'm learning Portuguese, should I watch movies with subtitles?”

In this episode:

10 ways to make the most out of movies:

  1. Try to find movies that you’ve already seen, but dubbed into your target language
  2. Watch the same movie over and over, rather than a new one each time.
  3. Turn off the subtitles!
  4. Don’t stop and start the movie to look things up in the dictionary.
  5. Instead, you can keep a notebook next to you and jot down words and phrases that catch your attention.
  6. Whatever you do, watch things you enjoy!
  7. If you can find the script for a movie you like, move heaven and earth to get it!
  8. Whilst watching, try to engage with the story line.
  9. If you do understand something that’s said, repeat it aloud
  10. Watch TV series rather than movies.

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