WATCH A SITCOM AND IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
Watching sitcoms can help you improve your English in a fun way. When you follow one sitcom regularly, you are working on your different language skills as a part of your routine.
What’s a sitcom?
A sitcom is a type of show that is a comedy and the actors and actresses perform humorous and sometimes embarrassing actions in different situations. Sitcom is the combination of situation and comedy; the situation can happen in only one context. They are usually a family, a group of friends, or even colleagues. It’s an amusing way to learn English, too. Since you are not going through the complicated grammar books and you watch them to have enjoyable moments, this method can speed up your learning process in a way that is motivating, too.
Why your language skills can be improved by watching a sitcom?
Expand your vocabulary
Since sitcoms are usually taking place in an especial context, such as an office, schools, restaurants, homes, etc. you can learn many related vocabularies that are used in these places. According to what you are willing to learn, you can choose the show that is more interesting for you.
Learn English in a real context
People use the everyday language form in the sitcoms which is less formal than what is in the grammar books. When you watch a sitcom you will be able to learn the common language expressions that people in that society use.
Practice listening while watching
Watching sitcoms can improve your listening skill, too. As you watch the show, you are trying to focus on what they are talking about to understand the story. This process is exactly a listening task which not only improves your comprehension but also it can be great for making your speaking more fluent.
Improve your pronunciation
As you listen to the conversations, you can try imitating the way they pronounce the words. Then after a while, you will get used to the correct pronunciation of each word and it will be improved.
Here is a short description for four popular American sitcoms you can read and choose the best one to watch:
This very popular and successful sitcom has six main characters called Joey, Phoebe, Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Chandler. The story is about their daily routine and challenges at home or at work with their families and friends. May funny and lovely stories happen in each part.
This sitcom is about a radio host who moves to Seattle to run a show. Despite all his problems in his personal life, he tries to help people who call him to ask for advice for their problems. Since he is acting as host, the way he speaks English is so clear that everyone can easily understand. This sitcom is great for people who are interested in psychology and want to learn common terms in this subject.
This sitcom is about a family who is not as attractive and perfect as the shows usually depict a family. This is a family from the working class and all the members, parents, and the three children, share their feelings and issues freely. You will laugh a lot while watching this sitcom and sometimes you may think about how strong the woman is.
If you are interested in medical issues, this sitcom is great for you. The story is about a different aspect of Dr. Grey’s life which shows the challenges he is struggling with. There are many medical and health idiomatic expressions in this sitcom that can help you expand your vocabulary about this issue. This is very useful for medical students and the ones who enjoy subjects related to hospital and also the doctors’ lifestyle.