People often say “watch movies with subtitles” to help improve your English. (Do you do this? We recommend it!) However, there is another way to use movies to improve your English: a website called Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals. This website gives short grammar lessons and then shows a movie clip that uses this grammar.
Using Movies to Improve your English
What it is
Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals is a website that makes short grammar lessons from movie clips. It has won many awards, like “Top 100 ESL Blog for 2017” and “TEFL Site of the Month.”
Why you should use it
The lessons are short and so are the movie clips, which makes it a great thing to do when you do not have a lot of time. And it’s fun!
How to use it
On the right side of the website, there is a list called “Grammar Points.” You can click on any of these to learn more. For example, click on “Comparatives” for 10 lessons about this gramm. You can also search the blog if you are looking for a specific grammar point or movie.
Here are some of the lessons that might interest you.
- Modals for Advice and Regret (Mr. Baseball)
- Second Conditional (Angry Birds)
- Paragraph Writing (La La Land)
- What If (The Other Side of the Door)
- Simple Past vs. Past Continuous (The Simpsons)
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Read our article Movie Genre Vocabulary for useful movie-related vocabulary.