In a current post, thedaffodils was saying she is interested in acquiring some slang; and philadelphia was interested in learning about good movies that will help to acquire colloquial English.
I wonder, then, if we can have a thread, devoted to movies that forum members have enjoyed, that helped them learn conversational English - and no restraint on the use of slang (respecting the proprieties of decency- some of us are British!)
This would be a chance, NOT to talk in chatlish -chatroom English with all its 'wannas' and 'gonnas' - but normal conversation where a native speaker would use slang.
And just saying 'cool' and 'awesome' gets monotonous. The idea is to introduce as much slang as possible, that normal people use, in everyday life; when excited and tending to hyperbole; when expressing dislike; and when talking about the best bits in a movie.
At the same time, people will be able to recommend movies where the dialogue was understandable, and the subtitles accurate.
Over to you.
Last edited by David L.; 14-Aug-2008 at 15:01.
I don't watch a lot of films because most of them are formulaic rubbish! However one film I enjoyed greatly is Waking Life. The entire dialogue is in the form of conversation - and the content is largely philosophical. It would be better suited to the advanced learner, but it certainly presents some commonly used slang.
You know what I'm saying? Do you understand what I am talking about?
Here is a (short) clip from the film where the subject of language is considered.
YouTube - Waking Life - Language