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Can you really learn a language by watching TV?

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To get the most out of your TV and movie time, watch something that you think is interesting and entertaining. Sometimes, it can be helpful to turn on subtitles in English, too! DON’T worry if you don’t understand everything. FOCUS on what you DO understand and try to imagine what is happening even if you don’t understand all of the words.

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Many people like watching TV, streaming networks and movies in another language to help them learn more. But can watching TV really help you learn a new language? Studies suggest that it can! TV shows and movies have something of interest for just about everyone. Whether you like watching news, sitcoms, drama or reality TV, it can all help you learn more vocabulary and get more listening practice.

K. Before the activity, ask Can watching TV help you learn a language? Elicit answers. Then have students read the text to check their ideas and answer the questions.

1. Can watching TV help you learn a language?_______________________________________________ 2. What can be helpful while watching TV? __________________________________________________ 3. What can you do if you don’t understand everything? _______________________________________

L. This activity prepares students for Connect with Conversation.

What shows do you like watching during the week? Fill in the chart. NAME OF SHOW Win Big!

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Get to know a partner. Talk about: • the TV shows they like and don’t like watching and why • if they watch TV in English • if they use a streaming service and why/why not • if everyone in their home likes watching the same kinds of TV shows intercambio.org/students

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Answer Key: K. 1. Yes, it can. 2. Turning on the subtitles in English can be helpful. 3. Focus on what you do understand. L. Answers will vary. 28

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