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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
In this lesson I talk about learning to speak English and improving your accent with _______________.

The words of a movie can be found in the ___________.

The words of a song are called the ___________.

By repeating what an actor says in a movie, you will improve your ______________.

I recommend you start learning from movies where the actors speak American or British English.

You find scripts for many movies online.

It's easier to sing in English than it is to speak.

If you want to practice English by singing, first you should:

You can learn English by singing karaoke.

"Lyrics" are the words to a ________.


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156 Comments on “How to improve your English with MUSIC and MOVIES!”


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Thank you for the lesson. I can sing a english song and i love movies. And speak like VIN DiseL

Saturday, February 18th 2017

I improve my English with dance :)

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    You’re the first one!!! Excellent

    Saturday, February 18th 2017

      I have left a message 2 u about the previous lesson read it

      Saturday, February 18th 2017

        Sure. Thanks

        Saturday, February 18th 2017

      You`ve changed your avatar! Is that the picture of the ancient Persian capital – Pasargadi (may be I misspelled the name)?
      See you!

      Sunday, February 19th 2017

        Hello. It’s tomb of Kourosh the great, also known as Cyrus the great

        Monday, February 20th 2017

        Pasargadea was the capital of Cyrus the great. But some how you’re right. That’s great you know these about my country!!!

        Monday, February 20th 2017

          Sorry, Pasargadae

          Monday, February 20th 2017

        What’s your profession.
        Your knowledge good in historical places.

        Monday, February 20th 2017

          I’m a student and I’m interested in learning about history of my country. I’m an Iranian, and I HAVE TO know my history.

          Monday, February 20th 2017

        hi nataanna, by the way as you are Russian and if you don’t mind i would ask would ask you a question: when James said in this video(you don’t want to sound like a Russian) what did he mean ? i don’t understand him.

        Monday, February 20th 2017

          Hi SKIKDA, James imitated the Russian accent, and did it well.But it sounded weird, I agree with you. I understood him with some difficulty. It`s the great example for students how important the pronunciation is! I always pay much attention to my pronunciation.
          And if you want me to record his phrases, here they are:
          “You don`t want to sound like a Russian, it`s OK. Russian is very good. (Why it was in singular, I didn`t understand) I like them, they are good people. But if you are trying to learn American accent, it`s not the right way to start…”
          In other words he told us to study with native tutors as much as we can afford.
          Did it help?

          Tuesday, February 21st 2017

          thaks for your reply,and maybe in the sentence ( Russian is very good) he mean the Russian language.

          Tuesday, February 21st 2017

I have like 3 years stutying english and My biggest problem is the listening,what do you you suggest me to improve to understand the native speakers ????

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thank you James, I am really improving my English language. ❤

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    I want to be your friend because I am interested in Saudi Arabia. Please contact me or let me know your IG.

    My IG is haridan.jhondum you can send me DM.

    Thank you.

    Sunday, February 19th 2017

Hi James ! ) Most of what you’re saing I agree with you but in 7 Quiz I can’t agree … becouse if I really like a song, to sing (the song) for me is easier than to speak (in English, ofcousre). Anyway It’s the good job !!! ) And Thank you James for the lesson, Good Luck !!!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

thank you james

Saturday, February 18th 2017

thanks james
i need friend to practice with me access whatsapp or other applications my number phone 009647710800160

Saturday, February 18th 2017

thanks James, you’re great

Saturday, February 18th 2017

thank you,James

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thanks James!!Nice lesson!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thanks James, this lesson was great..

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    Hi, how are you? My name is Esmailyn, im from Dominican Republic. I went to Brazil last year i love your country.

    Sunday, February 19th 2017

Thank you James. I’m gonna do everything you’ve said. Specially with movies. I love watching movies and wish to watch one without English subtitles. I really need practice with my listening. One question. Do you think is convenient to pay a personal English teacher. I’very been thinking of paying one who charges $40 per hour. I’m just afraid he/she teaches me what I already know. I need real English conversations. Well, for the moment I’m just gonna follow your steps. Thank you Engvid teachers. You really help us a lot with your lessons. 😉😉😉

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Good. Thanks

Saturday, February 18th 2017

I’ll watch the last “Underworld” movie with a Vostfr version! Thanks James!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

yes i got it 9 out 10
thank you james very much usefull as always.
thanks a lot
anyone who wants to practise english online with me here is my Skype ” Antar never gives up”.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thanks for this lessons, James. And your Russian accent was very truthful:D

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thank you, James, a wonderful lecture!!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Tanks for the great class James. I’m always training my language skiil with songs, using the Lyrics at the YouTube. But I never used movies scripts to pratice. I’m going to start today with movies scripts !!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Ty Mr/James u r my best teacher

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    Hello kotoz. Thank you for your good comments. And about that girl; to tell you the truth I don’t know any thing about her. I didn’t hear such a news. Could you please explain more?

    Saturday, February 18th 2017

      Ok further explanation 2 u
      I’ve read about girl in iran she was wearing a bad garments exactly sectioned trouser they called it fashion but the police has arrested her
      Did u get?

      Sunday, February 19th 2017

        Yes. Thank you.

        Sunday, February 19th 2017

          Do u go along with me on that?????
          This news make me glad what about u?

          Sunday, February 19th 2017

          You mean arresting that girl makes you glad??? If I’m not wrong, I go along with you too.

          Monday, February 20th 2017

          Yes Iam Elated owing2 she has been arrested I loathe the idiocy

          Monday, February 20th 2017

Music helped me a lot when I was in high school. I listened to music I like, wrote down what I heard, did it again for a few days and then I compared what I wrote with the actual lyrics. I still do it from time to time, but nowadays I mostly watch videos to practice listening.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

I really like it. Thank you so much for your lessons!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

hey guys, check it out as well .. http://www.lyricstraining.com it’s a good website to sing and following lyrics…

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    thks…grate

    Monday, April 3rd 2017

Soooooooo……true.
If music we love is the soundtrack of our life it would be great to have a multilingual background.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

thanks james.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    Hi, SKIKDA!
    You`re so brief this time….
    And I`m back on the game. There is the rats race coming. Who`ll be the first the next time?
    But I have a trouble. How will we call the winner? I wait for your suggestions.
    See you…

    Sunday, February 19th 2017

      hi nataanna , welcome back to our forum,i think as we were in a pond last time and our pond getting deep and wide,and if you share me the opinion, i suggest the next winner will be called ‘ the shark’ because it obviously can beat the bird and the dog and the big fish and many others in the pond, or what do you think ?

      Monday, February 20th 2017

        Hello SKIKDA! You carried out the marvelous idea!!!
        We needed the new blood to our competition!
        Only figuratively, of course.
        Our motto for the next week: JAWS AND SPEED!!

        Monday, February 20th 2017

Hi, James! I’m sure you will be able to study Russian. You have almost native Russian pronounciation. Good luck!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thanks James For you teaching ! It’s my first comment in Engvid. Currently, i can understand 80 % of what are you saying, i like hear you, especialy because you do your job with pleasur and fun, beacuse i think that you are speaking a bit fast than your colleugs, i didn’t say that they’re bad, all teachers in Engvids are AMAZING ! Thank you for all your efforts and lessons.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

    for your*

    Saturday, February 18th 2017

Hi James! Thanks for this video, that is a good and funn way to improve, not only English, but any language. I have done that with songs, but never with scripts, it might be inetresting.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Hi James. Thank you for your fun lesson.My favorite film is Planes,Trains and Automobiles.I’ll try to act John Candy.

Saturday, February 18th 2017

I wanted to tank you teacher .

Sunday, February 19th 2017

I got 10 correct out of 10.
:D
Thank you very much

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Tanks for the great class James

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Does anyone want to practice English speaking skill?

please contact me or let me know your IG or Skype.

Thank you.

Sunday, February 19th 2017

James U the best

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Great lesson, I brush up my listening and speaking often with movies and songs.

Sunday, February 19th 2017

I am not really into musics, but I will defenilly use my favorite movies to improve my speaking skills. Thanks for another great lesson.

Sunday, February 19th 2017

THANK YOU Mr.james

Sunday, February 19th 2017

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Sunday, February 19th 2017

About movies (in English), putting subtitles in English is very helpful too. You can find them on internet as well.
Thanks!! great lesson :)

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Hi all. How is it going? I am a new comer and very delighted to be present here among all those learners who are so much eager to perfect their Eng skills. Like all of you, I am also exceedingly fascinated to burnish my language skills day in day out.This website is one of the best places I have found to enhance my understanding of the beauties one can find in putting time and effort in learning a splendid language like Eng.

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Thank you for this lesson from Spain! I got 10 in the quiz!
I’ve lernt whit The Beatles’s lyric for example!!!
You are an excellent teacher James!

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Fantastic teacher! Thanks the lesson.

Sunday, February 19th 2017

I have doubted in the 4 question when you repeat what you listen to the actors in the movies, I thought you would improve your reading but it doesn’t right, then you will have a better “accent” if you repeat their phrases, but anyhow I was learning how to sign the song “Johnny B. Good” by Chuck Berry in 1958, it is the last song I have studied, and it begins so: “Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans, back up into the woods among the evergreens, there stood in a log cabin made of earth and wood, where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Good, who never ever learned to read and write so well, but he can play the guitar just like a ringing a bell, go go, go Johnny go go, go Johnny go go, go Johnny go go, Johnny B. Good…” and so on keeping in mind all the lyrics but they are little longer, furthermore I also remember to learn English with a lot of enthusiasm when I listened to the song “Stand by me” sung by Playing for change, it was very tender and relaxing, very deep performance, the best sketch I have ever seen and listened. Thanks a lot, teacher James Greer from EngVid, it has been a pleasure to learn English with your lessons.

Sunday, February 19th 2017
    Sunday, February 19th 2017

    I had some mistakes in the lyrics of the song “Johnny B. Good”, in the second line would be “way back up into the woods…”, in the last phrase “just like ringing a bell” and also in the chorus would have other “go Johnny go go,…”, it’s normal because I didn’t remember very well after some time. Thanks.

    Monday, February 20th 2017

In my opinion, I think that sing a song in English can be easier than speaking a language for someone who is a learner, because they repeat the sounds and the words but when a beginner tries to speak L2, he’she has to think a lot before saying something.

Sunday, February 19th 2017

    How can i follow you????

    Monday, February 20th 2017

It was fun lessons! Thank James :)

Monday, February 20th 2017

Thank you for the lesson James. I have improving my English with movies. But I just watch te movies without captions. I realised that my listening is much better. Have a good one

Monday, February 20th 2017

It’s interesting way to learn with fun.

Monday, February 20th 2017

thank you

Monday, February 20th 2017

Me, i get this problem , her in engvid i understand every Word,,, but when i watch a film i think that i never hered an english language word

Monday, February 20th 2017

great, thanks!

Monday, February 20th 2017

Guys! Could you help me to enhance my english language?

Monday, February 20th 2017

Listening voice of Velen Mam on YouTube!

Monday, February 20th 2017

Nothing new for me but I like your positive style)))

Monday, February 20th 2017

I love your teaching style,James.

Monday, February 20th 2017

Nice one

Monday, February 20th 2017

Good tip. I’ve been laerning english that way for some time yet. Especially Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga songs, so I can sing the words when I’m, for example driving with my car to work. Justin and Gaga are always on the radio. I also love Krzysztof Krawczyk’s songs :)

Monday, February 20th 2017

thank you, your class is awesome!

Monday, February 20th 2017

Thank you

Monday, February 20th 2017

Thanks!!!

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thank you for the lesson bro.

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Hi, wow. I got score 100 at this quiz, amazing.Please add me at group line @hickmat, if you did. I want to practice my conversation in English. Please add me guys!

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thank you sir , you are a very good teacher , I hope to be the best in your job 🌺

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thank you, James!
You gave to me very useful bits of advice.

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

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Tuesday, February 21st 2017

    What an interesting avatar!!

    Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Great and funny lesson !

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Got 100%. Excellent lesson james. You are so so interesting . I enjoy your videos so much and can’t stop laughing. Thanks a lot. Keep it going!

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

I took10%.I can’t stop laughing

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Thank you teacher!!!!

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

can u do one on prepositional phrases Mr. James?

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Thanks for the lesson. I’m loved your tips, I Intend use all in my days.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Howdy, James!

Thanks for this video. Your tips are always interesting and helpful.

Until next time!

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Mr’James could u do a video while u speakin native and faster like most of people in the street,because they won’t speak like MR’E.=)

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Thank you teacher. I will practice that

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Thanks for the lesson.

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

I got 100 scores 10/10

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

That’s great, thanks for the lesson

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

I’d like to practice in english with someone,
my whatsapp phone number is +55 11970510753. Thx.

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Thanks for the video.

Friday, February 24th 2017

Thank for this lesson, your tips are very interesting

Friday, February 24th 2017

Thanks a lot James! Learn english is easier when is fun too :) ;) :)

Saturday, February 25th 2017

thanks! you are a great teacher, i like that way to improve my english

Saturday, February 25th 2017

Hello teacher and hello friends.
I can not see the movie so i cant downlod it.
I’m very sad for this. what do I do?
please guide me.
Thank you.

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Today I saw a clip of James educational and I loved it. I love all clips to see more training.
How to teach James the Great.
How to teach students to master
Encourages learning.

Sunday, February 26th 2017

I want to see the clip. But i cant see this file and downlod it :(
Please help me.
Thanks a milion.

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Finally, I was able to see the educational Video Professor.
thanks God.
Can I download

Sunday, February 26th 2017

    Sorry, our videos are only available on YouTube. Our teachers make money from YouTube ads, which lets us offer all these lessons for free. We hope you understand.

    Sunday, February 26th 2017

really it´s fun learn english by signing!

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Thanks James

Sunday, February 26th 2017

excellent teacher !^_^

Monday, February 27th 2017

Ok James thank you :)

Tuesday, February 28th 2017

hi, my name is Tien, I’m from Vietnam, I try to learn English through Film and music but I still feel hard and confuse to use it. I want to make friend with foriegner and help me to improve my english

Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Every Night In My Dreams I See You And Feel You

Thursday, March 2nd 2017

Thanks James for e lesson
:D

Thursday, March 2nd 2017

Mr James firstly thank you for your funny lessons keep teaching us in this way. Now i am preparing for ielts i will take it in five mounths but i have got none to check my writings i will be very pleased if you check my writings.

Friday, March 3rd 2017

Very useful! I will try ! =)

Friday, March 3rd 2017

Thank you James i got 9 out of 10 in the quiz

Friday, March 3rd 2017

you are just an incredible teacher.

Friday, March 3rd 2017

thanks James for this lesson

Saturday, March 4th 2017

I improve my english with music, movies and games xD

Saturday, March 4th 2017

good suggestion.

Sunday, March 5th 2017

Hi James. Thanks for your advice. Then I know how to improve my english by enjoying music or whaching movie. All the best.

Sunday, March 5th 2017

thanks teacher! i known how to improve my study.

Sunday, March 5th 2017

that’s a great lession! thank you teacher.

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

thank you james

Monday, March 13th 2017

Thank you so much
I got 9 of 10 :(

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Hello, James! Thank you for advice and funny lessons)

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Hii James , Could You Please Teach Me Subject Verb Agreement in simple way to understand me better

Thursday, March 16th 2017

Hello!I’m Sai zaw tun and Nice to meet all members.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Thank you very mutch,I will do my effort to improve my language.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

listening is the first thing.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Why can’t I see the lessons?

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

James,you are cool!)) and a good actor! I like your lessons and your jokes so much…can not find any words to express my feelings))))

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

that’s a good way to study english another is with stories. James you just rocķkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

thx so much

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

it is amazing ways to learn english. I love this website

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

thx you so much.

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

i like it….

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

thank you very much

Monday, April 3rd 2017

James are Cooool teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 3rd 2017

As you saying, all of them were very useful. Thanks~

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Thank you james.

Thursday, April 20th 2017

Got 100 :D

Friday, April 28th 2017

Wonderful class because the teacher is a great actor . Hey man I really appreciate your classes . Keep teaching this way . Great !!! Hugs

Friday, April 28th 2017

Interesting takeaways, hopefully I could rehearse the scripts with you.

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

I do my best, Thanks a lot to helping us. My appreciate.

Monday, May 8th 2017

Hi suggest some singer and movies’ name because I am not aware about American singers and movies

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I try it.

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

THAK YOU)

Thursday, May 25th 2017
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