Thursday, 27 September 2012


After a couple of failed attemps, I've made up my mind and eventually this year we'll be watching "How I Met Your Mother", which is great fun and easy to understand. If some of you have already watched some episodes, I'm sure you didn't watch it in English, so this time you will appreciate the difference. Watching a TV series on a regular basis will help you improve your vocabulary and your listening and speaking skills without noticing.

However, you'll have to do something in return. Every week one of you will be in charge of presenting the vocabulary and idiomatic expressions for two of the episodes. 
To make things easier for you, here you have the site with the subtitles so that you can extract the list of words before the viewing. If you prefer, you can also read the script for each episode here, under VO.
Bring your vocabulary lists in your USB in a doc file so that I can keep and upload for everybody to revise. Try to focus on colloquial expressions and words that appear several times along the episode. Do not make a long list of words. One side of a sheet will be enough. I'll find the way to ask you the expressions and words learnt.
I hope you all enjoy it, learn new words and expressions and improve your listening and speaking skills. 

For those who don't know anything about this sitcom, here you have a show overview:

How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted and how he fell in love. It all starts when Ted's best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he's going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily, a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney, a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous (escandalosas) opinions, a penchant (tendencia) for suits and a foolproof (infalible) way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.

Vocabulary and Expressions for each episode:

Episode 1: Pilot (Original Airdate: September 19th, 2005)

Episode 2: Purple Giraffe (Original Airdate: September 26th, 2005)

Episode 3: Sweet Tase of Liberty  (Original Airdate: October 3rd, 2005)

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