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  • where we are going to look at the six best series to learn British English.

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  • Now thank you so much for your patience and let's take a look

  • at the six best TV series to learn British English.

  • So the first one is The Office.

  • When you laugh your brain releases endorphins, yeah?

  • Your stress hormones are reduced and the oxygen supply to your blood is increased.

  • So you feel...

  • I try and laugh several times a day just bit because it makes you feel good

  • so let's let's try that.

  • Just, just...

  • Come on trust me, you'll feel...

  • Many people might not have watched it

  • or might not have known about it because I think it's

  • like 15 years old now I think he was in 2005 that it started it's it's just one

  • of those classics you know there was nothing like it before

  • and I think that that character David Brent is just someone that sometimes

  • people cringe at what he says and what he does but then you also kind of feel

  • for him sometimes and...

  • he's just one of those great screen

  • characters that you can never forget.

  • He's a really funny character if you've

  • seen the US Office, obviously the US Office never would have existed if we

  • didn't have the UK Office first.

  • In an episode of the US Office that I just

  • watched last night he actually made an appearance in it as David Brent as his

  • character from the UK Office.

  • And yes, so it was really fun to see Michael Scott and

  • David Brent together.

  • -Sorry -Oh I'm sorry, mate.

  • Excuse me.

  • -What are you doing? -English?

  • You picked on the wrong person, I can tell you that.

  • Oh no no, I'm not picking on you at all.

  • You're English, correct?

  • Yeah big time, yeah.

  • I'm working on an English character.

  • Would you mind giIt's called Reginald Pooftah.

  • Ooh! David Brent, my liege. How are you?

  • Michael Scott!

  • He often talks a lot with expression so it's a really good series to learn these

  • expressions that natives use.

  • Yeah, hi Chris it's David here, yeah bad news mate.

  • We're gonna have to let you go, we can't use you anymore

  • No, yeah because the joke.

  • You don't know who sang 'in the Summertime' do you?

  • Mungo Jerry. OK.

  • Yup, yup. Cheers.

  • Spaceman came down to answer some things

  • The world gathered round from paupers to kings.

  • "I'll answer your questions, I'll answer them true,

  • I'll show you the way, you'll know what to do"

  • maybe it's not everyone's cup of tea because it's a very dry British humor.

  • Yeah, I haven't seen really the UK version of The Office actually I'd love

  • to the USA version but we actually created a lesson I'm not sure

  • if you've seen this one where we took, I think it's the first scene or one of the

  • first scenes from the first episode of The Office UK and then we did like the

  • same one from the The Office US.

  • So it's kind of like comparing side-by-side

  • these two scenes and they're they're almost exactly the same but it kind of

  • like allows you to see a comparison language

  • I think that can be like really great as well for learners just to if you're

  • maybe kind of advanced and you're wanting to play with both different

  • accents you can kind of watch the UK version and you can watch the USA

  • version and kind of compare the differences in the culture and the humor

  • like Andrea said and the kind of differences in the language used.

  • So the next series is The Crown.

  • You married a wild spirit trying to tame them is news.

  • This restlessness of yours it was it has to be a thing of the past.

  • The monarchy is too fragile,

  • you keep telling me yourself.

  • One more scandal one more national

  • embarrassment and it would all be over.

  • So The Crown, we actually just last week

  • did a lesson on the Best Series to Learn English in 2019 kind of just based on

  • different series that I had watched and that I thought for different reasons

  • were great for people who are learning English who are looking for something

  • new to watch and The Crown was one of the ones also that I mentioned I think

  • it's one that it can be like really perfect for British English learners for

  • getting kind of received pronunciation.

  • Another name for it is the Queen's English

  • because it's the way the royal family speak and really the upper

  • classes in England or in Britain so

  • it's not, it's it's kind of like a posh accent

  • we also say it's not necessarily the English that you will hear when you're

  • visiting the UK but it's really good for learning I think because in a way it's

  • like the the highest form of speaking English

  • It's inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you

  • But now, at least for a few minutes, I welcome you to the peace of my own home.

  • I really like it because I like the historical aspect of it and it's kind of

  • made me appreciate Queen Elizabeth II a bit more, kind of to know how

  • she started out and how she was just thrown into it and I'm really looking

  • forward to the the next couple of seasons because it might be things that

  • I remember more from growing up in London and the things that were

  • happening with the Royal Family.

  • I think that that is really interesting kind of

  • seeing how it goes from being when she first started out and then kind of the

  • newest season which I actually still have to watch I believe they they even

  • change they cast and everything because it jumps forward several years, right?

  • Season three and season four is with Olivia Colman and she's a great actress

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  • So another one that maybe not many people know about is called Gavin and Stacey.

  • And again it's just one of those classics, it's absolutely hilarious.

  • It's with James Corden who is a lot more famous now it's kind of the series that

  • made him really famous because he created it along with one of the other

  • actors in it and it's a story it's kind of an it starts off as a love story

  • really to two people that meet a girl from Wales and a guy from Essex in

  • England and you know they start this romantic relationship together but it

  • kind of brings the two families together as well and so you'll have a mix of

  • Welsh and English accents and also Welsh and English expressions.

  • Oh my god, you're right.

  • -What? -You are Welsh.

  • You got Welsh accent, you're speaking Welsh.

  • -What you on about? -What you on about?

  • -Shut up. -Shut up.

  • It's really hilarious like even not coming from the perspective of an American

  • I don't always get the British humour but that one I found it's really really

  • quite witty and really fantastic and it's really interesting too like you said

  • hearing the Welsh accent which isn't an accent that you get so many

  • opportunities to hear.

  • Hello Dino welcome to Barry.

  • -Sorry but I don't... -Gwen, wait a minute... what you doing?

  • I've been learning Welsh I did an intensive course cuz I knew we

  • were coming down I wanted to understand what everyone was saying.

  • And so many of the characters

  • I just loved so many of them and quite a few of them can be

  • quite relatable as well so I often I don't know if my mom would be happy with

  • me saying it but sometimes Gavin's mom reminds me of my mom and so it makes it

  • just even funnier so if you can relate some of the characters to members of

  • your family or your friends then I think you'll enjoy that much more.

  • British humor can definitely be more sarcastic so sometimes you don't know if someone

  • is telling a joke or not so we kind of call it a dry sense of

  • humor it's not as obvious.

  • I think American said humor it's more obvious.

  • It's kind of the opposite so it can be a lot more slapstick a lot of

  • times like physical comedy like someone actually like falling down or getting

  • hit by something like you might think of series like old series like The Three Stooges.

  • Where it's just kind of like, you know people hitting each other and stuff

  • which is just a very obvious kind of crass sense of humor.

  • So the next one is Fleabag.

  • and I think this one was on Amazon Prime.

  • You know when you've done everything?

  • Squat!

  • And... and you feel great.

  • And even though your sister still hates you.

  • Thank you.

  • You're pretending to be friends because your dad is...

  • I'm joking he is just there.

  • -Here's to love. -Hey!

  • It's a comedy but it can be quite dark as well at the same time but again it's a

  • very typical type of British humour the main character in it who is actually the

  • creator and the writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge she's won so many awards for this

  • series she's very very witty.

  • -You really are very good-looking. -Thank You.

  • Very.

  • -Thank You. -Very.

  • Thank you.

  • So you get another idea of that British humour in

  • this series as well and also again, it's not quite the Queen's English but there

  • is more of a received pronunciation so it's definitely good for learning

  • learning English in that sense because it's kind of like the English in

  • The Crown but maybe much easier to understand.

  • -I look so good. -It's okay we can sort it out, just...

  • take some of your makeup off.

  • I'm not wearing any makeup.

  • What?!

  • What has happened? I have never seen you look so good.

  • Now everyone's going to think I got a fucking