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7 TV Series Which Will Help You With Learning English

People should always strive to improve themselves from different angles and learning languages is a great investment into your own future.

There are many ways and methods of learning languages, but one of the easiest and the most fun is watching series and films.

LifeSoEasy made a list of 7 bestsitcomsfor different language levels that will help you with learning and practicing your English.

1. The IT Crowd (2006 – 2013)

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Number of seasons: 4 seasons, 6 episodes each

The IT Crowd is a British sitcom about two IT developers, who work in the IT department of a fictional corporation Reynholm Industries, and their department head, who knows nothing about IT. The series contains a lot of easy vocabulary and ironic jokes like the old one: “Have you tried turning your computer off and on again?”.

2. Friends (1994 – 2004)

Level: Intermediate

Number of seasons: 10 seasons, 24 episodes each

You’ve probably already watched this American television sitcom in your own language and, I bet, more than once. Even better! Now you’ll find it very easy to recognize the familiar phrases but now in English. The humor and simple conversations of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Joe will undoubtedly assist you in learning everyday English.

3. How I Met Your Mother (2005 – 2014)

Level: Upper-Intermediate

Number of seasons: 9 seasons, 22-24 episodes each

How I Met Your Mother is another well-known comedy sitcom about Ted, who is looking for his soulmate throughout all the 9 seasons, and his four friends. There are a lot of spoken vocabulary and phrases useful for everyday communication.

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4. Girls (2012 – present)

Level: Upper-Intermediate

Number of seasons: 5 seasons, 10 episodes each

Girls is a series about four girls who are trying to find themselves in a big city of New York, popular for its realistic feel. It has a lot of American teenage English, fast dialogues and slang. It’s also a good guidebook on how to tell your boyfriend, friend or even everyone else, to leave you alone, in English.

5. Game of Thrones (2011 – present)

Level: Upper-Intermediate

Number of seasons: 5 seasons, 10 episodes each

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama series based on George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels called A Song of Ice and Fire that won millions of hearts. It’s not very easy to watch the fight for power in English, though. The series has plenty of difficult vocabulary, lots of battles and intrigues and very few simple dialogues.

6. Elementary (2012 – present)

Level: Advanced

Number of seasons: 4 seasons, 24 episodes each

Elementary is an American procedural drama series that presents a modern version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes. But this time Holmes is a recovering drug addict who came to New York for help with his problem, while Watson is actually a woman. There’s a lot of irony and slag phrases in this great series that will help you take your English to the next level.

7. The Big Bang Theory (2007 – present)

Level: Advanced

Number of seasons: 9 seasons, 24 episodes each

The most popular American television sitcom about the life of young scientists hardly needs introduction. Most dialogues are quite simple. The only difficulty might be the moments when the guys start talking about physics, particles and using other popular science terms and definitions.


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