Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Learning English Through Music, Movies & TV Shows

Learning a language through multimedia such as music, movies & TV shows is a great way to learn not only about the language but also about the culture of the place where the target language is spoken.

For instance, you can gauge your PROFICIENCY LEVEL in English, particularly your COMPREHENSION SKILLS, by listening to songs or watching movies and TV shows in English. The list of chart-topping songs below can serve as your guide on choosing which CDs to buy or which songs to download from the Internet.

Here is a complete list of weekly TOP 12 SINGLES in the US with their respective trailers.

I'll be updating this LIST weekly from now on.

TOP 12 SINGLES from HOT 100>>

1. California Gurls -Kate Perry feat. Snoop Dogg



2. Love the Way You Lie - Eminem Feat. Rihanna


3. OMG - Usher Feat. will.i.am




4. Airplanes - B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams


5. Billionaire - Travie McCoy feat.Bruno Mars


6. Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner


7. Dynamite - Taio Cruz

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8. Find Your Love - Drake


9. Ridin' Solo - Jason Derulo


10. Not Afraid - Eminem


11. Your Love is My Drug - Ke$ha



12. Alejandro - Lady Gaga


BLOGGER's PICK OF THE WEEK:
*15. Somebody to Love - Justin Bieber feat. Usher




Billboard Hot Dance Club Music Charts TOP 10

1. Happiness - Alexis Jordan


BILLBOARD 200 >> Recovery - Eminem
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DIGITAL ALBUMS


30 second snippets of all the songs off of Eminem's Recovery album. Guests include Rihanna, P!nk, Lil Wayne & Kobe. Production from DJ Khalil, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin, Alex da Kid, Boi-1da, Denaun Porter, Havoc, & more.




SOURCE : www.billboard.com

http://www.billboard.com/#/charts


FOR MULTIMEDIA SAMPLES, click on this:
http://cmenglish4every1.blogspot.com/2010/06/samples-basic-level-watch-video-clip.html

Now, here is a complete list of weekly BOX-OFFICE NUMBER ONE FILMS in the US with their respective trailers.

I'll be updating this LIST weekly from now on.

DATE ~ TITLE ~ GROSS

July 11, 2010 ~ Despicable Me ~ $56,397,125


July 4, 2010 ~ The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ~ $83,637,242


June 27, 2010 ~ Toy Story 3 ~ $59,337,669
NOTE: Toy Story 3 is the first Pixar film since 2006's Cars to reach #1 more than one weekend.

June 20, 2010 ~ Toy Story 3 ~ $110,307,189
NOTE: Toy Story 3 broke Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen record ($108.9 mil) for the highest weekend debut in June. Toy Story 3's $41.1 mil opening day gross broke Shrek the Third's record ($38.0 mil) for the biggest single day gross for an animated film. It also broke The Incredibles's record ($70.4 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a Pixar film.

June 13, 2010 ~ The Karate Kid ~ $55,665,805


June 6, 2010 ~ Shrek Forever After ~ $25,486,465


May 30, 2010 ~ Shrek Forever After ~ $43,311,063

May 23, 2010 ~ Shrek Forever After ~ $70,838,207

May 16, 2010 ~ Iron Man 2 ~ $52,041,005

May 9, 2010 ~ Iron Man 2 ~ $128,122,480
NOTE: Iron Man 2 broke the record for highest Mother's Day opening weekend. It is currently the highest weekend debut of 2010.

May 2, 2010 ~ A Nightmare on Elm Street ~ $32,902,299


April 25, 2010 ~ How to Train Your Dragon ~ $15,350,213

NOTE: How to Train Your Dragon reclaimed #1 in its fifth weekend of release. It is also the first DreamWorks Animation film, since 2004's Shark Tale, to reach #1 more than one weekend.

April 18, 2010 ~ Kick-Ass ~ $19,828,687

NOTE: Initial estimates had How to Train Your Dragon ahead of Kick Ass.

April 11, 2010 ~ Clash of the Titans ~ $26,633,209

NOTE: Initial estimates had Date Night ahead of Clash of the Titans.

April 4, 2010 ~ Clash of the Titans ~ $61,235,105
NOTE: Clash of the Titans broke Scary Movie 4's record ($40.2 mil) for the highest Easter weekend debut.

March 28, 2010 ~ How to Train Your Dragon ~ $43,732,319

March 21, 2010 ~ Alice in Wonderland ~ $34,189,969

March 14, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $62,714,076

March 7, 2010 Alice in Wonderland $116,101,023
NOTE: Alice in Wonderland broke Spider-Man's record ($114.8 mil) for the highest weekend debut from a non-sequel, 300's record ($70.8 mil) for the highest weekend debut in March, Fast and Furious's record ($70.9 mil) for the highest weekend debut for a Spring release, and Avatar's record ($77.0 mil) for biggest debut for a 3-D film.

February 28, 2010 Shutter Island $22,665,205


February 21, 2010 Shutter Island $41,062,440

February 14, 2010 Valentine's Day $56,260,707


NOTE: Valentine's Day broke Ghost Rider's record ($45.4 mil) for the highest President's Day weekend debut.

February 7, 2010 Dear John $30,468,614


January 31, 2010 Avatar $31,280,029

NOTE: Avatar broke Titanic's record ($25.9 mil) for the highest seventh weekend gross of all time.

January 24, 2010 Avatar $34,944,081 Avatar broke Titanic's record ($25.5 mil) for the highest sixth weekend gross of all time. With this intake, it became the highest-grossing film of all time.

January 17, 2010 Avatar $42,785,612 Avatar broke Titanic's record ($30.0 mil) for the highest fifth weekend gross of all time, and Cloverfield's record ($40.1 mil) for the highest Martin Luther King weekend gross ever.

January 10, 2010 Avatar $50,306,217
Avatar broke Titanic's record ($28.7 mil) for the highest fourth weekend gross of all time.

January 3, 2010 ~ Avatar ~ $68,490,688
NOTE: Avatar broke Spider-Man's record ($45.0 mil) for the highest third weekend gross of all time, and Cloverfield's record ($40.1 mil) for the highest weekend gross in January.


SOURCE; http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/?yr=2010&p=.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films


CURRENT TOP 10 TV SHOWS based on popularity and downloads