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How about taking a break from Pokemon to study English? – by Toni Parks

Pokemon Go listen today!

Okay! Okay! I get it. You love Pokemon. It’s addictive!

Consequently, you can’t stop playing. You don’t have to be a kid. Fortunately, Pokemon craze has infiltrated the adult world, as well.

You don’t have to stop. Alternatively, there is a better solution for you. When was the last time you watched the first Pokemon movie? Here it is in English. Pay attention to the English, and as you do so, you will be working on your English listening skills.

This Pokemon listening lesson has 3 parts:

  • 1- Learn about how to build your listening skills.
  • 2-Practice by listening.
  • 3- Complete listening activities.
  • 4- Practice in conversation with your teacher.

Be the best listener, like no one ever was!


Let’s get started!

Learn

Did you know that watching movies is one of the best ways to build English listening skills? As a matter of fact, you can watch any movie you want. If you are a beginner you should try to pick simple movies. Pokemon is a great choice for beginners and advanced English learners alike.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Pokemon listening lesson:

  • Remove all distractions or watch in a quiet place.
  • Prepare yourself to listen by getting relaxed.
  • Try to immerse yourself in the movie. Pretend you are a character.
  • Empathize. Try to recognize the feelings of the characters.
  • Be patient with yourself. If you don’t understand something rewind and listen again. If you don’t know a word, pause and take the time to learn the meaning.
  • Listen to the tone when the ask questions or get excited.
  • Listening and hearing are not the same thing. Take the time to make sure you understand. Try to recognize body language and other nonverbal queues

That’s enough of me talking. Let’s watch and LISTEN!

 

Did you enjoy the movie? Have you seen it before? Did you learn about any new Pokemon characters that you didn’t know about before? If your brain is not too tired from listening to English maybe you can watch another one. If it is too tired, come back tomorrow and listen some more.

 

 


 

 

Here’s another one. Enjoy!

 

Study

We often focus on building our English speaking and conversational skills, but you really can’t speak without listening, can you? At least not very well. Let’s take a look at what kinds of tips the British Council recommends for building your listening skills. Visit British Council now.

Don’t miss the “My Favorite Film” exercise. 

 

Practice

Now that you have worked so hard on building your listening skills, why not schedule a conversational lesson with a native English teacher so you can practice.

Book Your Lesson Here

 


 

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. - Bryant H. McGill

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Toni has been teaching English both online and abroad since 2008. She has two degrees in business, multiple healthcare credentials, is certified TESOL/TEFL to teach English, and has many years of experience in both. She is dedicated to helping her students and team achieve all the success they desire. She will give you honest and detailed feedback and plenty of talk time. Toni’s specialty courses are Medical English and Business English. She is also an academic and scientific document editor, and Medical Coder.

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