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  • Do you want to improve your listening in English?

  • No.

  • Today, we are recommending six great shows that are perfect for improving your listening skills.

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  • Let's get started.

  • "Friends" is a popular American sitcom that centers on the lives of six friends in their '20s who live in New York.

  • Even though the characters in "Friends" speak quickly, there's a lot of physical comedy and repetition.

  • So, even if you don't understand every word, you'll understand the story.

  • Hey, I got you a present!

  • Oh, my goodness, where did you hide it?

  • "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is a hugely popular television show in the English-speaking world.

  • The host of the same name, interviews celebrities, does stand-up comedy, or even interviews stars of viral videos.

  • Ellen uses a really simple language in her show, and to date, she has over 2,600 episodes.

  • So, there's lots of opportunities to practice listening.

  • "Atypical" follows the story of Sam Gardner, a high school student with autism.

  • Sam has all the struggles of a normal teenager, but with the added challenge of being atypical or something that's different than normal.

  • A lot of the show centers around Sam's family, friends and support group, and so there's a lot of dialogue in the show.

  • You'll be able to practice listening with a lot of everyday vocabulary.

  • I'm doing research on how to steal a woman.

  • If you want a great tool to improve your English listening, you should try FluentU.

  • FluentU takes authentic English videos like TV clips, music videos, and inspiring talks, and turns them into learning experiences.

  • You'll have access to endless videos and audio with interactive subtitles, plus great educational features like flashcards, example sentences, and quizzes.

  • If you're interested in TV shows, you'll love FluentU's video dictionary.

  • You can search any word and see video examples from native English materials of how to use the word.

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  • Now let's look at another series to improve your listening.

  • "The Great British Bake Off" is a beloved baking show in which amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of challenges.

  • Each week the show's structure is the same, meaning you'll get to hear the same phrases repeated in each episode.

  • Bake, the bakers, bake, the bake off.

  • Perfect baking.

  • The competitors are from all over the United Kingdom.

  • So you'll also get a chance to hear varied British accents.

  • Delicious, hot, muslin parcels.

  • If you want to remember these TV shows for later, click on the link in the description for a free PDF of the recommendations in this video.

  • Netflix's show the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is a unique story.

  • Kimmy has been locked in a bunker, an underground safe house for her whole life, and then suddenly discovers the real world.

  • Kimmy has to learn things that seem very basic, and she speaks slowly in the show, making it perfect for practicing listening and learning new vocabulary with the character.

  • -Please tell me that you're normal. -Oh, I'm very normal.

  • I've had everything normal happen to me.

  • Last, we recommend "Breaking Bad".

  • Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher finds out that he has terminal cancer.

  • Because of this, he turns from teaching to producing illegal drugs so he can provide for his family after he dies.

  • Not only that, but he has a very clear and slow way of speaking, so you'll be able to follow along with the story.

  • I am not in danger, Skyler.

  • I am the danger!

  • That's all for today.

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6 BEST TV Shows to Improve Your English (listening fluency)

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