Monday, August 1, 2011

"Finding Nemo" - watch and learn!

Hi everyone! Today I've got something really special in store for you... I've created a PDF document with explanations of ALL of the phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, slang and difficult vocabulary for the ENTIRE movie "Finding Nemo". 

Also, I have modified the subtitles so that all phrasal verbs appear in red, the idiomatic expressions & slang are in blue... and the difficult vocabulary in green.

  Take a look at some examples from the movie:
 In the PDF file you will find an explanation of the phrasal verb:

 The explanation of the expression "You Rock":

An explanation of what a "Scum angel" is:

Click on the .rar file on the right to download the files -->
In the .rar file you will find the following files:

(1) A PDF document containing the explanations to 70 Phrasal verbs, over 100 Idiomatic Expressions and over 100 pieces of vocabulary from the movie.
(2) The modified subtitle file (.ass). 
(3) The torrent file to download the movie via "Vuze".
(4) A "Read Me" file containing instructions on (a) how and where to download the movie and (b) which media player you need to use to watch the movie.

In the PDF there are also suggestions as to how you can maximize your English learning by watching the movie with the modified subtitles together with the explanations and definitions of the phrases.

I'm absolutely sure you will really enjoy it! Please just do one thing for me... if you like the idea of learning English through modified and color-coded subtitles, please let your friends know... you can send them an email with the link to this blog post or you could share it on Facebook/ Twitter etc. Thanks a ton... and see you back here tomorrow!


  1. Please let me know what you think about the idea of learning English with modified (color-coded) movie subtitles. It would be great to hear what you have to say!

  2. I would love it, Frank!!! This is super cool, way to go! Thanks a lot on behalf of all teachers and students who'll find it useful!

    Nina, EnglishBrno

  3. It took me a long time! In the future I will work on some more movies. Thanks for the pat on the back :)

  4. The download link for the VLC media player is for a Windows operated system... if you have another system or an iPad you can go to this link and download VLC for your particular system:

  5. Frank, I love your idea of using color-coding!
    I'm a very visual learner, so it would be perfect for learners like me. This also makes it clearer for the learner by being able to show them which words belong in certain phrases together. Wonderful!
    Thanks for all of your hard work on this!

  6. Wow so cool, thank you!!

  7. Thanks for the feedback Ginger. Are you an English teacher?

  8. Wow great work!!!

  9. LOVE it! Hope there will others to follow. Please know your hard work is very much appreciated!

  10. You are awesome! Thank you so much for this treasure!

  11. Today, I have a new perspective on how to follow to improve my English. Thanks Frank,
    for everything.

    Williams, São Miguel dos Campos - AL

  12. Hi Williams,
    It was a pleasure to have you and the group at our house last week. I hope you keep learning as many phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions as possible,

  13. Hi, I couldn't down the file. can you help me?