Hello, everyone! Today is going to be the last post about TV shows for the moment. I hope you enjoyed it!
House of Cards [Level: Advanced]
Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a member of the Democrats, is ignored for the promotion for which he has waited his whole career. Now he wants revenge and sets up a plan to climb right to the top of Washington D.C. with his wife Claire (Robin Wright).
The series is set in the modern era and it means you will never be able to look at your local politician again! It’s incredibly realistic and definitely makes you think about what really goes on inside those dark and shady rooms…
This is a great series to practice understanding American accents with a lot of technical business and political vocabulary. You will definitely need the subtitles, but thats okay! After watching this one you will certainly have increased your knowledge of the English language and also enjoyed a fantastic series.
The Big Bang Theory [Level: Intermediate]
This is perhaps one of the most popular shows on TV throughout the world at the moment. It’s about a group of nerdy friends who work together at the university carrying out different kinds of scientific research and experiments. Sheldon and Leonard are best friends and physicists and not only are they great friends and co-workers but they also live together as roommates. The show follows their relationship as friends, co-workers and roommates and it shows the ups and downs of their relationship which are tested by Sheldon and his very strange ways and behaviour.
For English learners this is perfect, there are lots of different American accents to hear and study as well as an Indian accent from Raj. You also get to see how Raj deals with speaking English as a second language with native speakers! Moreover, you’ll be able to hear and understand everyday slang in context such as “what’s up?” And if you’re particularly interested in science, you can pick up a lot of vocabulary related to the topic.
Sherlock [Level: Advanced]
Is there any language learner who has not heard of Sherlock Holmes and his friend John Watson? This show is a modern day twist on the old Sherlock Holmes stories. Holmes is a consulting detective who uses modern technology to help him solve crimes with the help of his colleague Doctor John Watson, a former military doctor. Together, they work to solve London’s most complex crimes and defeat Holmes’ archnemesis, Jim Moriarty, a criminal mastermind.
Here you have everything that an English language learner and series lover could wish for: British accents, superb acting, London, long and playful conversations with a lot of humour and incredible stories. This show requires you to dedicate a little more time (each episode is 90 minutes), but it’s definitely worth it.