TV series is entertaining and very useful when it comes to learning about different cultures, lifestyles, and people around the world. Little do you know that you can also learn English with TV series? If you don’t yet know what series suit you best, the post is right for you. Check out our list of top 4 TV series to learn English with, pick one of your choices and enjoy!

The Big Bang Theory

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It’s about a group of nerdy friends who work together at the university carrying out different kinds of scientific research and experiments.

Leonard and Sheldon are two brilliant but socially awkward physicists whose life is turned upside down when Penny moves into an apartment across the hall. These geeks are forced to interact with the outside world with hilarious results!


It’s hilarious and you don’t even need to understand everything that’s being said to understand what’s going on because the actions are clear. You’ll be able to hear and understand everyday slang in the context such as “What’s up?”

And if you’re particularly interested in science, you can pick up a lot of vocabulary related to the topic. 

>>> Most common idioms from The Big Bang Theory


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An international study has discovered that Friends is the most popular TV show for helping people learn English. The sitcom reflected the lives of six twentysomething friends: three men and three women, living in New York. It is sometimes touching and often hilarious.


The language is conversational and you’ll also learn how to understand basic humor through the dialogue. The speed of the dialogue also appears to be much slower and clearer than most other sitcoms, which makes it easier for you to understand more.

There are also some funny grammar and pronunciation lessons as they make fun of each other’s shortcomings (faults, failures to meet a certain standard). For example when Ross corrects people when they say “who” instead of “whom,” or how Rachel confuses between “your” and “you’re”.

>>> Useful phrases from the TV Show “Friends”

How I Met Your Mother

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The TV series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan. As a framing device, Ted, in the year 2030, recounts to his son and daughter the events that led him to meet their mother.

Why: Despite the complex time issue, this is a very easy series to understand. There’s a narrator throughout the series (Ted) and this helps explain what’s going on.

It’s an entertaining show and uses a lot of humor and everyday language. For example, you’ll hear words such as “high five,” “legendary” and “awesome” being used a lot.

Like Friends, this show is full of side-splitting humor, meaning that you’ll always get to the end of the episode with a smile on your face.

Doctor Who

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Doctor Who is a British TV series produced by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). The series follows a time traveler called “the Doctor”, who comes from a race of beings known as Time Lords. The Doctor travels through all of time and space in his TARDIS with his companion. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration.

Why: We can learn a lot of life lessons from the adventures of the Doctor and his companions. For instance, watching Doctor Who, you will somehow feel motivated by his positive thinking. The series will definitely inspire you to become the person you always want to be, to pursue your dream and your passions. In addition, for those who follow the series all along, you will surely acquire a wide range of vocabulary of all kinds. Doctor Who will bring you a lot of laughter and tears at one time or another.

Above are a few great TV shows to learn English. Now it’s your turn! Try to immerse yourself in English with one of these hilarious series.

You only need to download eJOY app to your smartphone, search for your favorite TV shows, choose an episode and watch it till the end!

Don’t worry if you don’t understand what the characters are talking about. Videos on eJOY are provided with subtitles. You can look up new words and save them for further practice with many interesting interactive games.

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