Chpter 8. Watching a video.
Hi there. (I was so upset yesterday that I even forgot to say hello. I'm sorry.)
I'd like to say thank you for all those who write comments to my posts. I would like to answer all of you and make our discussion on some questions wider, but I can't yet. I beg your pardon. Thanks Tricia for Your support. It's totally OK to analyse my writing regardless the mood it holds. I agree with the thought about wisdom. In addition, due to regular basis of "circumstances" of that kind in our everyday life the recovering doesn't last long. A couple mugs of vodka and I'm allright, thank you very much. :) I'm joking, I don't drink vodka. I use humour instead.
Today let's talk about video. I presume this topic is rather traditional for bloggers. And I'd like to support this tradition. I like video. A 'movieholic' I am. I watch as many films as I can and I wish to see more. My favorite films are those which include many visual effects. They evolve my imagination and help to make a perception of the reality a little bit more diverse. If there is something more than just visual effects in the film it's even better.
My favorite movie as you may guess is "The Matrix". The whole sequence. To my mind it's the best combination of a bunch of philosophical ideas with incredible visual effects. Each time I watch the movie I find something new in it. It's wonderful.
As a result I find watching original movies one of the best ways of studying English. while watching the screen it's easier to guess the meaning of the phrase a character speaks basing on his behaviour and the reaction of his opponents. In addition, it's encouraging to see a movie in its original language. From earlier time we have unpleasant tradition to see films with totally replaced audio track. Initially it was made on purpose of censorship. Nowadays, due to widespread DVD format we've got opportunity to listen to original audio track. Usually there is a striking difference between original sound and the russian translation. The ability to see movies in original language was among fist reasons to learn contemporary English for me. Now my family tries to watch video in such a way. For example, we've been spending last evenings watching all the series of 'Harry Potter'. We are all pleased.
And of course, now I try to get as much english video as I can. It's not too difficult due to the Internet. In particular, my favorite video at the moment is "The IT crowd." It's a set of comedy episodes about one IT department. Extremely fun. And I love actors, especially Katherine Parkinson as Jen, she's amazing. I've picked up lots of collocations from there. The series as useful as fun.
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