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  • - [Presenter] Are you a Disney fan?

  • Do you love watching Disney movies,

  • maybe as a kid or still to this day?

  • Well, what if I told you that you could use Disney movies

  • and songs to help you become more fluent in English?

  • Seems like a dream come true, huh?

  • Well, today here on FluentU,

  • we are going to go over how you can utilize Disney movies

  • and songs to help you enhance your English fluency.

  • So let's get right into it and talk about

  • what makes Disney so great for English learning.

  • - Hakuna Matata,

  • what a wonderful phrase.

  • - [Presenter] Number one, vocabulary lessons.

  • Disney movies and songs feature simple English

  • with lots of repetition.

  • It's easy to pick up new words.

  • Plus since they're so fun,

  • you can watch the movies and listen to the songs

  • as many times as you need to remember the words.

  • Destiny, guard our girls

  • And our future as it fast unfurls

  • Please look kindly on these cultured pearls

  • Each a perfect porcelain doll

  • - [Presenter] Number two, sing-alongs.

  • (crowd laughing)

  • Disney movies often include fun songs

  • that are easy to sing along with.

  • So take the opportunity to practice

  • your English pronunciation by singing with the music.

  • It's not enough to take the one you love for granted

  • You must remind or she'll be inclined to say

  • How do I know

  • He loves me

  • - Do you ever worry about the notion

  • that nothing is permanent?

  • - [Presenter] Number three, common expressions.

  • You'll hear many common expressions and phrases

  • used naturally in the context of these movies and songs.

  • Simply adapt them from your own use in real life.

  • - Well, I have you and Elsa and Kristoff and Sven--

  • - [Presenter] Number four, family learning.

  • For generations, the common belief has been that Disney

  • is for kids, but not anymore.

  • In recent years,

  • Disney storylines have been modernized to appeal

  • to teens and adults too.

  • This makes it the perfect place for the whole family

  • to jump in and learn English together.

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  • Now let's go over my favorite movies

  • to learn English with Disney,

  • from classic cartoons to movies to songs.

  • First "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

  • Snow White is a classic Disney cartoon about Snow White,

  • a princess who is more beautiful than her stepmother,

  • the Evil Queen.

  • Jealous of Snow White's beauty,

  • the Queen sends a Hunter to kill her.

  • Snow White escapes and finds friendship

  • with the Seven Dwarves who live in a cottage

  • in the woods.

  • Ultimately she wins the heart of a handsome Prince.

  • Younger children will enjoy the songs

  • and simple storyline of this movie.

  • And fun fact,

  • there's actually more singing than dialogue.

  • This movie also teaches phrases for housework

  • like washing the dishes, tidying up, cleaning, et cetera.

  • - Now you wash the dishes,

  • you tidy up the room.

  • You clean the fireplace,

  • and I will use the broom.

  • - [Presenter] Another great classic Disney movie

  • for learning English is "Peter Pan."

  • Peter Pan is a boy who lives in Neverland,

  • an island in the sky inhabited by mermaids,

  • fairies and pirates.

  • Peter Pan refuses to grow up.

  • He visits three kids named Wendy,

  • John and Michael one night,

  • teaches them to fly and takes them to Neverland.

  • This movie centers around a series of adventures

  • and may be suitable for older children.

  • The dialogue is spoken at a low intermediate English level

  • - You know the rules, Hook.

  • A good captain always goes down with his ship.

  • - 15 plus two, 101.

  • - [Presenter] "101 Dalmatians" is another Disney classic

  • that's great for English learning.

  • In this movie,

  • a litter of 101 Dalmatian puppies is abducted

  • stolen by the evil Cruella de Vil

  • who plans to make the puppies' fur into a coat for herself.

  • - Where are they?

  • - [Presenter] This sets the neighborhood dogs

  • off on a mission to rescue the stolen puppies.

  • The storyline features vocabulary for farm animals

  • like ducks, horses and dogs that kids will love.

  • The dialogue is spoken at a low intermediate level

  • some of which is simple enough for kids

  • of all ages to follow.

  • - Old boy himself.

  • - [Presenter] By the way,

  • if you want to review everything from this video

  • or want access to practice worksheets or song lyrics

  • from Disney movies,

  • you can get a free PDF by clicking on the link

  • in the description box below.

  • This PDF also contains other information

  • that we did not cover in this video.

  • Now let's talk about some modern Disney movies

  • starting with "Tangled."

  • In "Tangled", Rapunzel is a young princess

  • with magically long golden hair

  • who wishes she could leave her castle

  • and see the outside world.

  • With the help of an intruder, Flynn Rider,

  • she escapes the tower

  • and ventures into a world she's never seen before.

  • This movie is suitable for the entire family.

  • In her adventures,

  • Rapunzel often uses language to express her surprise

  • at new things and ideas.

  • There's lots of vocabulary and expressions to be learned.

  • - [Flynn] Impressive? - [Rapunzel] I know!

  • - [Presenter] The second modern Disney movie we have today

  • is "Finding Nemo."

  • Nemo is a little clownfish,

  • who's been captured by a scuba diver

  • and taken away from his father, Marlin.

  • This sets Marlin on an adventure across the ocean

  • to find his son.

  • As Nemo meets new friends along the way,

  • you'll also learn common greetings and phrases

  • to ask for directions and help from strangers.

  • This is a heartwarming movie,

  • that's fun for the whole family.

  • Kids will be excited to learn animal vocabulary

  • such as shark, sea turtle and lots more.

  • Next up is "Pirates of the Caribbean."

  • This hugely popular fantasy series

  • is about the adventures of swashbuckling daring pirates

  • in the days of the British Empire.

  • This series involves storylines and scenes

  • that may not be suitable for young children,

  • but for adults, the action-packed adventures

  • of captain Jack Sparrow are a big hit.

  • We are going to end today's video

  • with three famous Disney songs to enhance English learning.

  • First "I see the light" from "Tangled."

  • This song expresses Rapunzel's newfound freedom

  • from the tower where she spent all her life

  • as well as her blossoming romantic relationship

  • with Flynn Rider.

  • During the song, they watch thousands of lanterns

  • rising up into the night sky.

  • Just how blind I've been

  • Now I'm here blinking in a star light

  • Now I'm here, suddenly I see

  • - [Presenter] Second, "A Whole New World" from "Aladdin."

  • This song from the movie "Aladdin"

  • describes the main character Aladdin's love

  • for Princess Jasmine.

  • During the song,

  • they ride a magic carpet to a whole new world of freedom

  • for the Princess.

  • ♪ I can show you the world

  • Shining shimmering splendid

  • Tell me, Princess

  • Now when did you last let your heart decide

  • - [Presenter] Third, "Let it Go" from "Frozen."

  • In this song from the movie "Frozen,"

  • the character, Elsa, celebrates her freedom

  • from the restrictions of her childhood.

  • She can now let her past go and be free.

  • She does so by throwing away the glove

  • that holds back her power

  • and taking off the tiara that holds back her longing.

  • Let it go, let it go

  • And I'll rise like the break of dawn

  • Let it go, let it go

  • That perfect girl is gone

  • - [Presenter] Looking at the lyrics

  • to all three of these songs

  • and singing along will not only help your pronunciation,

  • but also your reading and speaking skills as well.

  • So there you have it, everyone,

  • your guide to learning English

  • using Disney movies and songs.

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BEST Disney Movies to Learn English (for ALL levels of English)

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