4th blog post for the day, I’m on a roll! To develop my listening comprehension, I quit using subtitles on tv series and films in English. After a while I realised I’ve been using them for nought for years. I could pretty much understand everything the actors we’re saying, even if they had strong accents.
So far, I’ve mostly just spent a ton of time binge watching Netflix and sadly that doesn’t really count towards ALMS hours. I have done something relevant though!(!!)
I’ve been watching Frasier. Frasier is an old show, but I remembered correctly that both the titular main character and his brother consider themselves erudites and, accordingly, use uncommon words in everyday conversations. To add some challenge, one of the other main characters has a really strong regional British accent and she also uses somewhat uncommon idioms and vocabulary.
While watching the series I compiled a list of previously unfamiliar words and included words I felt were uncommon:
After hearing the word, I then checked its definition and pronunciation online (mostly on Cambridge online dictionary).
Time spent: 2 hours.
Time left on ALMS: 88 hours.