TV Series for Learning English
供英语学习的电视连续剧

Beyond comedic sitcoms, there are more dramatic TV shows that people have loved. Some shows are major productions, much like a film. With series, the story can develop on a deeper, more nuanced level since it’s over a longer period of time.
除了情景喜剧,还有许多人们喜爱的更加戏剧化的电视剧。有些剧作更像是电影大片。连续剧时间跨度较长,故事情节能更深入、更细致入微地发展。

Lost
《迷失》

[United States– 2004/2010 – 6 seasons – Adventure, Science-Fiction] Following a plane accident, a group of survivors found themselves on an apparently remote, lifeless Pacific island. While waiting for help, they must learn how to survive on the island and with each other. But the isolated area also contains many mysteries… Lost is a very captivating series and was put together very well. The action unfolds on two levels: in the present, you see the mysteries of the island; in flashbacks, you see the past of one of the characters. What’s amazing is that this show manages to pull you in and keep you interested, with situations that build upon each other in interesting ways. I’ve watched 3 or 4 episodes at a time, only stopping because of not being able to stay up any longer.
【美国-2004/2010-6季-冒险/科幻】一次飞机事故之后,一群幸存者们发现自己身处太平洋上一座偏远又死气沉沉的孤岛上。在等待救援的同时,他们必须学会如何在这座孤岛上生存、同他人一起。然而这座与世隔绝的岛屿上还隐藏着许多不为人知的秘密……《迷失》是部摄人心魄的连续剧,构思精妙。故事从两个层面展开:现实中,你可以看到岛上的神秘事件;闪回中,你可以看到每个人物的过去。这部剧故事情境环环相扣,吊足观众胃口,令人称绝。我一次看三四集,只因太晚撑不下去了才作罢。

Language Concerns
语言要点

In Lost, you hear a wide range of accents, which helps train your ear. You can really hear the differences in the characters’ English, whether they are young, old, American, British, Australian, or Scottish. The vocabulary is varied and covers many areas since each character has his or her own unique way of talking.
在《迷失》中,你能听到多种不同的口音,有助训练听力。你能够真正听到不同角色说不同英语——无论是年轻人、老人、美国人、英国人、澳大利亚人或是苏格兰人。词汇多样、涉猎领域广泛,因为每个角色都有其独特的说话方式。

Prison Break
《越狱》

[United States – 2005/2009- 4 seasons – Action, Thriller] Lincoln Burrows is waiting on Death Row in Fox River penitentiary after having been found guilty of murdering the U.S. Vice President’s brother. But Michael Scofield thinks his brother Lincoln is a scapegoat, and being blamed. He devises a plan to not only get incarcerated in the same jail as his brother, but to also escape together. The young protagonist’s knack for architecture allows him to craft a brilliant plan, which is one of the most fascinating things about the show. The political angle and major suspense also make it a good watch.
【美国-2005/2009-4季-动作/惊险】被判谋杀美国副总统的兄弟之后,林肯·巴罗斯在狐狸河监狱的死囚牢房中等待死亡的降临。但是,迈克尔·斯科菲尔德认为他的哥哥林肯是替罪羊,在代人受过。他想出了一个计划,不仅可以监禁他哥哥所在的监狱,还能一起逃脱。这位年轻主人公对建筑造诣颇深,能使得他制定绝妙好计——这是全剧最吸引人心的卖点,另一看点是该剧的政治视角和主打悬念。

Language Matters
语言要点

After having watched all 4 seasons, I’ve mastered vocabulary dealing with criminal behavior, incarcerated life, and engineering. Since the plot takes place in an American prison, there’s plenty of slang and a good amount of strong language.
看了四季之后,我掌握了犯罪行为、监禁生涯和工程学词汇。由于故事发生在美国监狱,剧中有大量俚语和激烈言辞

Breaking Bad
《绝命毒师》

[United States – 2008/2013 – 5 seasons – Drama] An honest Chemistry professor (Walter White, 50 years old) is afflicted with cancer, and to take care of his pregnant wife, and his handicapped son, he begins making drugs with one of his former students.
【美国-2008/2013-5季-剧情】一位老实的化学教授(沃尔特·怀特,50岁)罹患癌症,为照顾其生怀六甲的妻子和残疾的儿子,开始和他以前的一个学生一起制毒。

This series is one of the best. It’s got suspense, beautiful visuals, and great acting. It’s my favorite series (Sam).
这是最棒的连续剧之一。故事情节悬念迭起,视觉效果美奂美轮,演技卓尔不群,是我最爱的连续剧。(山姆)

Language Matters
语言要点

A little like Prison Break, the vocabulary you learn with Breaking Bad is criminal and drug talk. Jesse Pinkman uses a lot of slang, but Walter White, the teacher, talks rather normally.
和《越狱》有点相似,《绝命毒师》中的词汇有关犯罪和毒品。杰西·平克曼使用了大量的俚语,但沃尔特·怀特作为老师使用的语言比较常规。

Grey’s Anatomy
《实习医生格蕾》

[United States – 2005 – 7+ seasons – Medical Drama] The Grey of the title refers to Meredith, a surgeon in residence at the make-believe Seattle Hospital. The series alternatives between the stories of patients and those of the doctors. Slowly but surely, we learn about each person that works there and the relationship they have with each other. Grey’s Anatomy episodes are well written. Each case involves a mix of themes including friendship, love, jealousy, and life.
【美国-2005-7+季-医疗/剧情】剧名中的格蕾指的是梅雷迪斯,他在假想西雅图医院工作,是名住院外科医师。这部连续剧轮流讲述病人和医生的故事。渐渐地,我们可以切实了解每个在那里工作的人以及他们彼此间的关系。《实习医生格蕾》剧集写得很好。每个案例都有一系列主题,包括友谊,爱情,猜忌和生活

Language Matters
语言要点

Obviously in a series like this one, you hear a lot of medical and scientific terminology. Even native speakers may not understand much of this jargon. Besides the specialized vocabulary, you do get to hear many idiomatic expressions (common phrases that don’t translate easily into other languages).
很显然,在这样一部连续剧中,你能够听到大量医学术语及科学术语。即便母语人士也不一定能够理解其中的许多行话。除了专业词汇,你也会听到许多惯用语(一些不大容易翻译成其他语言的常用词组)。

Californication
《加州靡情》

[United States – 2007- still on air – 6+ seasons – Comedy] Californication tells the existential ups and downs in the life of Hank Moody, a writer from New York who is working on his nihilistic book God Hates Us All. Forced to move to Los Angeles, which he hates, the protagonist is torn between his attempts to salvage his career and his relationship with his ex (whom he still loves, and with whom he has a child). The show is funny, with David Duchovny playing the main character. Between sexual adventures, alcohol and writing, Californication speaks on hedonism and transgressive philosophy in a funny way, with the media industry of California in the background.
【美国-2007/未完结-6+季-喜剧】《加州靡情》讲述了来自纽约的作家汉克·穆迪生活中的起起伏伏,他忙着写他的虚无主义小说《神恨世人》。不得已他搬到了洛杉矶,他恨那个地方,他挣扎着拯救自己的事业,费力地挽救和前任的爱情(他仍爱着她,两人育有一子)。这部搞笑的剧集由大卫·杜楚尼主演。《加州靡情》以情爱冒险、饮酒以及写作贯穿全剧,以加州媒体行业作为背景,通过一种有趣的方式讲述了享乐主义以及道德违背哲学。

Language Matters
语言要点

Curse words, slang, and strongly suggestive language are the main ingredients of this series. You’ll hear familiar, crude, and “very real”English, with word plays and much humor.
咒骂的言语,俚语,极具暗示性的语言是这部连续剧的主要成分。你会听到熟悉、粗鲁又“非常真实”的英语,充满了文字游戏,颇具幽默感。

Difficulty Understanding ?
难于理解?

If you have trouble understanding shows in English, don’t get discouraged! You may just be lacking vocabulary and oral comprehension practice. You just need to learn more vocabulary, and the best way to do that is to use our spaced-repetition method. You can get started by downloading our MosaLingua application to learn English.
如果你理解英语电视剧有困难,千万不要灰心丧气!也许你只是词汇量不足以及缺乏口语理解的练习。你只需学习更多词汇,最好的办法就是使用我们的间隔重复记忆法。

Conclusion
结论

I hope you have been inspired by one of these shows that Luca and myself have used to learn English. There are many others, of course. Don’t hesitate to add in the comments section below your favorite shows to watch for learning!
希望你能从这些卢卡和我用来学习英语的电视剧中受到启迪。当然,还有许多其他的电视剧。赶紧在下方的评论部分留言写下你最爱看的学习英语的电视剧吧!

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