10 Great British TV Shows to Learn English

Why All English Students Should Be Watching TV Shows To Learn English

Vocabulary

Because television shows are written for native speakers they are full of wonderfully natural vocabulary and colloquial phrases. This isn't the vocabulary you will find in your course book, this is REAL English. The kind of English used in every day conversations in workplaces, universities, bars across Britain. As a result you can widen your vocabulary knowledge by translating any new words or phrases you hear and keeping them saved in a notebook or Google doc. 

Culture

Television programmes are a fascinating insight into a country's culture. You'll get to see interesting locations, new food, the clothes people wear and what topics of conversation they talk about. TV is a wonderful window into a new culture and language helps us to get a sense of what it means to be a part of it. 

Listening

Naturally a huge part of watching a television programme in a second language is so that you get listening practice. Commonly you'll be exposed to every day conversations just as you would in real life. Again because the scripts aren't written for English learners you are going to hear lots of natural English with informal vocabulary and idiomatic phrases. I think it's a good idea to use subtitles in English to give yourself support when you listen watch the programme. Once you feel like you understand what is happening in the show you might want to watch it again without subtitles. 

Accents

A fantastic part of watching a television programme is that you will be exposed to a wide range of accents. naturally it will depend on the programme you decide to watch but usually you'll get a couple of different accents. In Britain there are so many different accents all with their own unique pronunciation and colloquial language.

Natural English

As I previously mentioned you will be exposed to very natural English vocabulary and idiomatic phrases. Not only that, but in the reality tv programmes you will get natural reactions to events in the show and you will be able to see how native English speakers express emotions of happiness, disappointment, excitement etc. 

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The Most Common 100 Written Words in English (Source - Oxford English Corpus)

1     the
2     be
3     to
4     of
5     and
6     a
7     in
8     that
9     have
10    I
11    it
12    for
13    not
14    on
15    with
16    he
17    as
18    you
19    do
20    at
21    this
22    but
23    his
24    by
25    from
26    they
27    we
28    say
29    her
30    she
31    or
32    an
33    will
34    my
35    one
36    all
37    would
38    there
39    their
40    what
41    so
42    up
43    out
44    if
45    about
46    who
47    get
48    which
49    go
50    me
51    when
52    make
53    can
54    like
55    time
56    no
57    just
58    him
59    know
60    take
61    people
62    into
63    year
64    your
65    good
66    some
67    could
68    them
69    see
70    other
71    than
72    then
73    now
74    look
75    only
76    come
77    its
78    over
79    think
80    also
81    back
82    after
83    use
84    two
85    how
86    our
87    work
88    first
89    well
90    way
91    even
92    new
93    want
94    because
95    any
96    these
97    give
98    day
99    most
100   us 

The 100 Most Common Words in Spoken English (Source - 4 Hour Work Week)

1. a, an
2. after
3. again
4. all
5. almost
6. also
7. always
8. and
9. because
10. before
11. big
12. but
13. (I) can
14. (I) come
15. either/or
16. (I) find
17. first
18. for
19. friend
20. from
21. (I) go
22. good
23. goodbye
24. happy
25. (I) have
26. he
27. hello
28. here
29. how
30. I
31. (I) am
32. if
33. in
34. (I) know
35. last
36. (I) like
37. little
38. (I) love
39. (I) make
40. many
41. one
42. more
43. most
44. much
45. my
46. new
47. no
48. not
49. now
50. of
51. often
52. on
53. one
54. only
55. or
56. other
57. our
58. out
59. over
60. people
61. place
62. please
63. same
64. (I) see
65. she
66. so
67. some
68. sometimes
69. still
70. such
71. (I) tell
72. thank you
73. that
74. the
75. their
76. them
77. then
78. there is
79. they
80. thing
81. (I) think
82. this
83. time
84. to
85. under
86. up
87. us
88. (I) use
89. very
90. we
91. what
92. when
93. where
94. which
95. who
96. why
97. with
98. yes
99. you
100. your

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Remember I've got a British English accent specifically from London. There are lots of different accents and no ONE accent is correct, I'm simply teaching these names in my accent. 

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My accent is British English and specifically I speak with a London accent. There are of course many other ways to pronounce these words and there is no one correct way! 

Enjoy the video and tell me if there are any other words you find difficult to pronounce in the comments below.

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Introduce yourself to me in the comments below and make sure you talk about your job using the phrases I teach you. I'd love to get to know you : ) 

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How it works: 

1. I teach you a tongue twister.
2. You practise saying the tongue twister. 
3. Film yourself saying the tongue twister on your phone.
4. Upload it on Facebook or Instagram and tag me @eatsleepdreamenglish and tag a friend who you want to do the tongue twister challenge. 

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Tell me your new year's resolutions in the comments below!

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