Thursday, January 13, 2011

영어 Hint of the Day #27: Watch "The Good Wife"

영어 Hint of the Day #27:  Watch "The Good Wife" to Improve Your English

One good way to learn English is to watch TV.  The problem is that sometimes, the actors and actresses, slang is heavily used, or the talking is too fast to understand.  Sometimes, the topic matter is strange, or the twists and turns of the show are too difficult to understand.  Comedies are very difficult, because humor relies on innuendo, sarcasm or puns (word-play).

The CBS TV show "The Good Wife" is a very good show to watch in order to learn English.  The show is popular and well-reviewed in the United States.  It stars Julie Margolies, who has been a star actress since the beginning of ER, which stands for emergency room (of a hospital).  The speed of talking on "The Good Wife" is pretty slow.  The amount of slang used is kept at a minimum.  The stories are not too difficult to understand, and the story twists are not too difficult to understand.  The accent (바름) is neutral, which means that it can be easily understood.

If you are inside the U.S., then you can watch reruns on  There are ways to download files on the internet in order to get these files as well.  New programs are broadcast on Tuesdays at 10PM EST (NYC time).  That means the files are usually available on Wednesday evenings in Korea on (www.p i r a t e b a, and that they are free to download. These are not confirmed facts: it is "rumored" that TV show files are available on that site regularly.


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