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  • Hello guys and welcome to my channel

  • In this video I'm going to talk about TV shows

  • that helped me learn new English vocabulary

  • There are lots of words that I still do not know

  • that are from particular topics of our lives

  • I don't feel this urge to actually sit down and learn them

  • but there're certain things that I can do every day

  • to imrpove my english

  • and you can totally do that

  • this thing is super easy

  • is just watching a TV show in English

  • I'm going to talk about my most favourite TV shows

  • that hook me up, that make me watch them everyday

  • and because I'm watching them everyday in English, I'm learning new words everytime

  • If you're interested, please continue watching this video

  • The first show I'm going to talk about is the Silicon Valley

  • because I live in San Fransisco and the Silicon Valley is really close

  • some people consider San Fransisco part of the Silicon Valley

  • There're loads of offices here and I also run my own start up

  • The Silicon Valley show is a high-light of my weekend

  • Becuase every sunday I wait for the new show to come out

  • They always talk about a lot of things that I connect with the start up life

  • like fund raising and legal stuff

  • and actually the Silicon Valley life

  • and there're so many particular things that you can learn from the show

  • What?! If I told you there's an app on the market that very...

  • No-no! You wait till you're inside, ok?

  • You haven't even got a bottle of water yet

  • Head in, I'll meet you in there. I just need to finish this call.

  • Sure. Cool with "K"

  • ok

  • For example, pitching your company

  • you will hear a lot of pitches during the show

  • you will learn how to make the elevator pitch

  • you will see bad examples of pitching your company just like this one

  • you would be able, if you are running your company

  • you would be able to imagine yourself in the same situation

  • Jin Yang, what are you doing? This is Palo Alto

  • People are lunatics about smoking here!

  • You don't enjoy all the freedoms that you have in China

  • Also the Silicon Valley show talks a lot about the Silicon Valley culture

  • like drinking kombucha

  • I actually have

  • an empty bottle just here with me

  • About quitting smoking because nobody smokes here

  • Everyone is about healthy lifestyle

  • Houses that they show are really typical for the Silicon Valley

  • They talk about pricing

  • They actually use the actual meeting spots

  • For example, the Forth Season's hotel in Palo Alto

  • It was in some series of the show

  • It really gives this insight in the Silicon Valley lifestyle

  • Well done

  • So, what kind of terms do you think she's gone lay on us?

  • There's a lot of work to do

  • But you certainly knew how to play your audience. So...

  • I'd say it looks good

  • And as I said Silicon Valley show has a lot of

  • vocabulary that is connected to fund raising like

  • which is an offer from you to investor

  • with your company's valuation, with how much money they gona invest

  • Guys, if you're dreaming of running your company in the Silicon Valley

  • Or if you're interested in IT stuff

  • Silicon Valley is a must-see show

  • I love it. It's my number one right now.

  • The second show that I really like

  • and where I take all of my legal vocabulary from is the Suits

  • I have started watching them back, I think, in 2013

  • If you're interested in becoming a layer in the States

  • I think this the first thing you should start with

  • Watch the Suits

  • You will get aquainted with the Legal culture

  • With the East Coast culture

  • It's completely different from the Silicon Valley

  • Everybody wears suits - the Suits

  • And those layers, they drive cool cars, they go to cool parties

  • This will give you an impression of how the best law firms function in the United States

  • They want a trial? I'll give'em a goddamn trial

  • You're on it

  • The example of words that you can learn from this movie is

  • When you go to trial you actually go to the court room

  • And negotiate with the judge and present yourself

  • Yup, you know what I'm talking about, right?

  • How they talk to the judge. They call the judge "Your Honor"

  • So all of those legal things, legal lifestyle

  • I would say Silicon Valley is for intermediate/upper-intermediate

  • This - I would say upper-intermediate level of English

  • because there're loads of specific words that you would not know

  • sometimes they would prevent you from understanding the plot

  • if you're an intermediate and want watch The Suits

  • I would recommend switching on English subtitles

  • Your Honor, this the fraudulent attorney I spoke with you about before trial

  • We asked that he'd rather refrain from speaking

  • or be removed from the court with an immediate rulling

  • to dismiss this case with prejudice

  • Other words that I've learned from this show

  • are

  • FRAUDULENT ATTORNEY which is like FAKE ATTORNEY

  • "Stop the case". All of those lexics

  • Which means that you have some particular attitude to the case

  • before you actually start the case

  • so you have some of your own interets

  • This is, by the way, how I advise you guys to translate the words

  • do not translate them into your own language but try to guess

  • their meaning from the context...

  • and maybe use english-to-english vocabulary so you would be able

  • to learn the word with its meaning and not with its translation into your own language

  • Rachel, what's going on?

  • I am not getting into the bar

  • We have a problem. This is about Mike

  • I have a way to get you into the bar. Who wants to catch?

  • What do you mean - no? What's wrong with you?

  • What's wrong with me is I don't feel like going back to prison

  • Another very importnat topic in this show is taking

  • The exam that you need to get into Master's in Legal Education in the United States

  • The exam that you need to take to become a layer in the States

  • And they actually shot a real bar exam

  • so they show how the experience look like

  • And they show Rachael who is the main character

  • Their preparing for LSAT

  • And I know many people are, who are watching this vlog, will be taking some of those exams

  • So I think it's really useful

  • And even if you don't have anything to do with the Legal sphere

  • Like me, for example, it was still really good time

  • for me watching The Suits

  • The next show is actually the first show I started watching in English

  • This is the first show that I've seen from the very beginning up to the very end

  • So I started with House MD and the I went onto Sex in the City

  • But House MD was very helpful in terms of medical English

  • and in terms of understanding how American medical system works.

  • Becuase when you watch House MD, you get an idea how

  • Doctor's cabinet looks like, how a doctor talks to you

  • You're using your inhaler?

  • All the time. Count through one a week.

  • You're sure you're using it right?

  • Do I look like an idiot?

  • No

  • Why don't you show me how your inhaler works.

  • Jerk

  • And there're loads of words that you can learn from House MD

  • For example, the easiest one is INHALER - the thing that you use to fight your asthma

  • Others like names of diseases

  • I feel this is really helpful, it also helped me

  • When I came here

  • I knew how the medical system in America worked

  • Becuase I watched like 6 seasons of House MD

  • You are learning new medical stuff

  • You're learning how to describe different deseases

  • Definitely watch House MD

  • They also talk about medical exam so if you're looking to become a doctors in the States

  • This is the number one thing that you should do

  • How long has your daughter had trouble breathing?

  • About a week now

  • The best dads wait two or more

  • Yeah, no, it's not like it's serious

  • I checked online and it's asthma or something

  • Or something is the number one killer of teens with no medical degree

  • Needless to say his humour is amazing

  • You're gona laugh for hunderds of times during just one episode

  • You're gona love it

  • So House MD - please watch if you're interested in medical English.

  • The forth show is the House of Cards.

  • House of Cards is the show where you get aquainted with an American political system

  • You see a guy who wants to become a president

  • How he actually becomes president

  • though sabotage

  • gossip, bribes, whatever

  • All of the hidious political schemes

  • They are shown is this show

  • There are loads of things that you can learn from it as well

  • My personal favourite

  • is how the main actor says - yes

  • This is this East Coast accent, I guess

  • an upper class accent

  • So his tone - you have to listen to it

  • You, J.Underwood,

  • you solemnly swear

  • I, Franscis J. Underwood do solemnly swear

  • That I will faithfully execute

  • That I will faithfully execute

  • The Office of President

  • of the United States

  • The Office of Pre...yes, here we go again

  • Secretary of States, that's what I wanted

  • That's all I wanted

  • That's what I was promised

  • And now, here I am - President of these United States

  • As you know guys, I come from Russia

  • And they say, our president - Vladimir Putin - has actually watched this show

  • I guess if you're a politician or you want to become a politician, interested in Politics

  • House of Cards - must-see

  • the only thing that you should know is that

  • English there is really complicated

  • There are times when I do not get what they mean

  • And I guess, your level should be advanced to watch it

  • without vocabulary

  • or you should watch it subtitles

  • maybe sometimes even in your own language

  • Because there're some many things, if you're not good in Politics

  • understanding them in a foreign language like English

  • would make it even more diffcult

  • please feel free to try and let me know

  • if you have already seen House of Cards

  • Let me know if you're getting the idea of what they're trying to say

  • And the last but not the least in the Madman

  • the Madman is the show about marketing and advertizing in the united States in the 60s

  • Everything takes place in New York

  • New York in the 60s is amazing, like the fashion that they have there

  • And the music is adorable

  • But the most important thing there is that they teach you

  • How to tell a story

  • Storytelling is a really important skill for any enterpreneur

  • Becuase you need to tell a story to your customers

  • You need to tell a story to your investors

  • You need a story to your partners

  • In the Madman you see the main character - Don Draper

  • presenting, everyday he's presenting to

  • his company is an advertizing company

  • He's presenting advertizing ideas to their clients

  • it's clean, simple

  • and it's tindalizingy incomplete

  • what's missing? - one thing

  • pass the Heinz

  • You mean the Heinz ketchup?

  • It's Heinz, it only means one thing

  • it feels like half an ad

  • the greatest thing you have working for you is not the

  • photo you take or the picture you paint

  • it's the imagination of the consumer

  • they have no budget, they have no time limit

  • and if you can get into that space, your ad can run all day

  • And you know what? Heinz actually bought that ad from the movie creators

  • they paid them a lot of money

  • They actually placed it on air

  • So I think great job was done behind that show

  • So if you're interested in Marketing. If you're interested in how people create Ads

  • and how creative marketing works

  • The Madman is definitely something you need to see

  • So these are my top 5 favourite shows to learn English

  • I've given you some examples how to learn English through watching TV shows

  • Let me know which TV shows you are watching

  • Or if you have watched any of those that I have mentioned

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