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Get better at understanding Polish!

17 Oct

If you haven’t got an opportunity to listen to native Polish speakers, it’s a great idea to go to the cinema and watch a Polish film! Luckily for us in the North East, Odeon regularly provides us with a chance to improve our listening and comprehension skills.

You can sometimes watch films set in Poland (like the recent film ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ by Niki Caro or ‘Walesa: Man of Hope’ by Andrzej Wajda) that will give you an understanding of certain aspects of life in Poland. Even better than this is when you can see a Polish film that has been filmed with Polish actors… in Poland.

This time, Odeon cinemas are screening ‘Botox’ (in Polish ‘Botoks’) by Patryk Vega. Inspired by real events, it tells the story of four women who are going through a crisis. All of them are medical professionals (a surgeon, a gynaecologist, an emergency doctor and a pharmaceutical rep) and face stress and pressure related to their careers and personal lives. The film is quite gory and full of moments that make you turn away from the screen, but it shows the problems facing the Polish NHS and addresses important issues everywhere else too.

For more details, check the Odeon website for their Metrocentre and Silverlink cinemas.


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Polish films at the click of your mouse!

25 Nov

One of the best ways of learning a foreign language is by watching films from that country. It’s not only fun, but a great way to learn vocabulary you might not otherwise come across during your Polish language lesson.

YouTube provides you with a wide choice of clips, but it’s not always easy to find a full length film. The website http://ninateka.pl/ has a good variety of films, plays, documentaries and music.

The website http://polvod.pl/ has a good collection of old Polish classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. There are also selections for children and populat television series.  Have a look for yourself and I would suggest you also prepare by reading something on-line in English before you start watching the film.