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    give me the disadvantages of language learning thru reading novels & watching movies

    Please I need your opinions, sources, and results of any research regarding this topic. Thank you

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    Re: give me the disadvantages of language learning thru reading novels & watching mov

    Quote Originally Posted by jayza View Post
    Please I need your opinions, sources, and results of any research regarding this topic. Thank you
    with reading Novels:
    -not everybody has the patience to read bulky books.
    -the topic of the book might not of interest to the reader thus he will not be able to concentrate.
    -from every new word whose meaning you are not aware of, you will have to refer to a dictionary.
    -with books you can learn new words and expressions but are not able to learn their pronunciation.
    -mere reading of a book will not help, the words and phrases will vanish from your mind if you use them in your speech and practice them.

    with watching Movies
    -In movies the conversation could be very informal, so a viewer may learn informal expressions and slangs that good formal speech.
    -The conversation is at a faster pace, so it becomes tough for a non native speaker to understand the accent. He will have to pause and replay a scene many times to understand what exact was said.
    -mere watching a movie will not help, the words and phrases will vanish from your mind if you use them in your speech and practice them.

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    Re: give me the disadvantages of language learning thru reading novels & watching mov

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    with reading Novels:

    -mere reading of a book will not help, the words and phrases will vanish from your mind if you use them in your speech and practice them.
    I guess you meant "mere reading of a book will not help, the words and phrases will vanish from your mind if you DO NOT use them in your speech and practice them."

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    Re: give me the disadvantages of language learning thru reading novels & watching mov

    Quote Originally Posted by BonaVista View Post
    I guess you meant "mere reading of a book will not help, the words and phrases will vanish from your mind if you DO NOT use them in your speech and practice them."
    Yes, I missed the "don't".. thanks


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    Re: give me the disadvantages of language learning thru reading novels & watching mov

    Why do you ask for the disadvantages of book reading and movie watching? I think that there are lots of advantages to these two activities: language pattern learning, vocabulary, listening comprehension, getting used to different accents and so on. When watching a movie, it can help to have the English subtitles for the impaired. I do believe in reading books and watching movies to learn language!

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