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Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

Join the subtitle freedom movement on my site and get weekly updates from me on Fridays, as well as my free video and guide on how to understand what you watch.

Cara's fast, natural English podcast Cara Leopold

    • Educação

Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

Join the subtitle freedom movement on my site and get weekly updates from me on Fridays, as well as my free video and guide on how to understand what you watch.

    Why can I understand TED talks but not native speakers in conversation?

    Why can I understand TED talks but not native speakers in conversation?

    Wondering why TED talks are easier to understand than two native speakers chatting?

    I'll explain why by comparing the way Brené Brown speaks in her TED talk on shame compared to an interview with Marie Forleo.

    You'll learn what the differences are and why listening to spontaneous, native speech in English can be so tough.

    Links mentioned in this video:

    Personal development and listening videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzUq7XYDsg-oO0TTtdslgNb-_NP9ViY0

    More on Brené Brown: https://brenebrown.com/

    Brené's talk on Vulnerability: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

    Brené's listening to shame talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

    3 tips to spice up your TED talks: https://www.leo-listening.com/ted-talks/

    What are the disfluency features I mention: https://www.leo-listening.com/stop-translating-start-understanding/

    Brenés interview with Marie Forleo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9FopgKyAfI&feature=youtu.be

    Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

    Join the Leo Listening Movement and get my free video on how to understand what you watch in English: https://www.leo-listening.com/join-the-movement/

    To read along with the blog post as you listen, go to: www.leo-listening.com/blog/

    Discover my products and services to help you break free from subtitles: www.leo-listening.com/learn-with-me/

    • 17 min
    How to stay motivated on your subtitle freedom journey

    How to stay motivated on your subtitle freedom journey

    Want to watch your favourite TV series or movie without the subtitles but feeling discouraged? It’s normal. Discover 6 personal development tips to keep you motivated.

    Links mentioned in this video:

    The Leo Listening Log. It's yours in exchange for an email address: https://courses.leo-listening.com/the-leo-listening-log

    The Language Habit Toolkit by Kerstin from Fluent Language. This is my affiliate link so if you click and buy a copy, I'll receive a commission. Clicking is totally free: http://bit.ly/langhabittoolkitLL

    My tips on how to use the 80-20 rule to get subtitle free: https://www.leo-listening.com/80-20-rule-subtitle-freedom/

    Denise Duffield Thomas' website and articles: https://luckybitch.com/easy-make-money/
    https://luckybitch.com/upgrade-attract/

    An example of a student who made fast progress on my Freedom from Subtitles programme: https://www.leo-listening.com/subtitle-free-after-a-week-giulias-subtitle-freedom-journey/

    Maureen Gaffney's Flourishing book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13335670-flourishing

    More about Cara Leopold and Leo Listening

    Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

    Join the Leo Listening Movement and get my free video on how to understand what you watch in English: https://www.leo-listening.com/join-the-movement/

    To read along with the blog post as you listen, go to: www.leo-listening.com/blog/

    Discover my products and services to help you break free from subtitles: www.leo-listening.com/learn-with-me/

    • 9 min
    Boost your listening and your learning with online conferences

    Boost your listening and your learning with online conferences

    Have you ever been to an online conference?

    They're a great way to boost your listening skills. And you don't have to spend a fortune travelling to a venue, getting on a plane or anything. In fact, you don't even have to leave your house.

    I'm presenting at a brand new online conference called Women in Language on March 9th. Find out more and get your ticket here: https://women-in-language.teachable.com/

    Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

    Join the Leo Listening Movement and get my free video on how to understand what you watch in English: https://www.leo-listening.com/join-the-movement/

    To read along with the blog post as you listen, go to: www.leo-listening.com/blog/

    Discover my products and services to help you break free from subtitles: www.leo-listening.com/learn-with-me/

    • 9 min
    HIMYM walkthrough

    HIMYM walkthrough

    Is How I Met Your Mother one of your favourite sitcoms? But you're not really sure what they're talking about half the time?

    Don't panic - in today's podcast, I walk you through a clip from an episode, meaning I'm there every step of the way to help you understand the listening challenges, the new expressions and the cultural references.

    Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions.

    For more information about this episode

    The full transcript of the episode on Genius.com: https://genius.com/How-i-met-your-mother-architect-of-destruction-annotated

    How I Met Your Mother Wiki: http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/wiki/Architect_of_Destruction

    Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

    Join the Leo Listening Movement and get my free video on how to understand what you watch in English: https://www.leo-listening.com/join-the-movement/

    To read along with the blog post as you listen, go to: www.leo-listening.com/blog/

    Discover my products and services to help you break free from subtitles: www.leo-listening.com/learn-with-me/

    • 11 min
    Comedies vs dramas: which genre is easier to understand?

    Comedies vs dramas: which genre is easier to understand?

    Wondering why you can’t understand what you watch in English? Maybe you’ve picked the wrong genre of series.

    In this podcast, I show you why comedies are usually easier to understand than dramas and why that is.

    Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced English learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

    40 greatest comedy sketch shows as mentioned in the audio: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists...

    Join the Leo Listening Movement and get my free video on how to understand what you watch in English: https://www.leo-listening.com/join-the-movement/

    To read along with the blog post as you listen, go to: www.leo-listening.com/blog/

    Discover my products and services to help you break free from subtitles: www.leo-listening.com/learn-with-me/

    • 13 min
    Why I Hate The World's Favourite TV Show

    Why I Hate The World's Favourite TV Show

    I don't like the series Friends. There I said it. Find out why in this episode of the podcast. And discover plenty of other shows to watch in English that aren't tired, old sitcoms from the 90s.

    Hey, I’m Cara and I help advanced learners who love TV and cinema fall back in love with their favourite films and series by getting subtitle free.

    Join the Leo Listening Movement and get my free video on how to understand what you watch in English: https://www.leo-listening.com/join-the-movement/

    To read along with the blog post as you listen, go to: www.leo-listening.com/blog/

    Discover my products and services to help you break free from subtitles: www.leo-listening.com/learn-with-me/

    • 9 min

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