Learning a language by watching films? Absolutely!

Dear Reader,

Have you ever wondered if it could be possible to combine a great pastime activity, such as watching your favourite films and series with successfully and effortlessly learning a language? Me too! And a new app discovered just recently might do just that for us.

The app called Skeebdo (https://skeebdo.com) offers a new way of picking up authentic English vocabulary from a number of multimedia sources. At the moment, it can offer its users an ever-growing number of films and series as hunting grounds, but it promises to boost its resources with YouTube videos in the future. As such, the app is best suited for modern language learners seeking out less boring and tedious means of getting familiar with real spoken English.

The way the app works is pretty simple: you start by picking a genre you’re interested in from a short list. This includes genres like fantasy, action, comedy or romantic. Then you choose a movie or series from another list and pick out five words you want to memorize and set the level of your expertise. Afterwards, it’s time for liftoff! The app will show you ready-made flashcard-style information with the pronunciation, meaning and the context for said word in the film/series. This way you’ll be able to get as much of your study sessions as textually possible.

The practice session works by either giving a definition of the word and listing the freshly acquired vocabulary to choose from by leaving a word behind and all the possible descriptions to match it. Later on you’ll be faced with a more challenging exercise where you get two letters of the word and the context and you need to fill in the missing letters.y available for both IOS and Android free of charge, but with the possibility of going pro after a subscription.

If you want to try out a newer way of studying English words, honing your skills in either writing and speaking by absorbing real life English (yes, slang words included!) then why not give Skeebdo (https://skeebdo.com) a shot? Maybe you’ll even find your next film or series to watch next time you sit down to broaden your vocabulary.

Skeebdo | LinkedIn
Skeebdo – Combining watching content
with learning English

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