IMDb – World’s Largest Internet Movie Database Now Available as App
The most effective way to learn English, or any language for that matter, is to work with material you actually find interesting, so you’re not just passively trying to absorb boring grammatical rules. That’s where IMDb comes in – as the world’s largest online movie database, it has an abundance of information on films, trailers, plot synopses, actors (including biographies and filmographies), screenshots, related news, etc. IMDb also provides info on television series, including listings and actors. Entertainment industry fans who want to learn English are in luck – with this app they can stay up-to-date on the latest films and TV shows while strengthening their language skills at the same time.
The latest movie trailers are listed – users can check out films they’re interested in, and practice their English listening skills while they’re at it.
As the world’s largest Internet database for movies and television shows, IMDb has tons of film-related stuff to look up: actors, reviews, directors, editors, and other background information. The enter app is beautifully done, with movie posters as icons.
IMDb also features a useful system that rates each movie and displays a score (out of 10) on its page, which is a useful reference for movie lovers.
There are also plenty of screenshots and actor photos for users’ viewing pleasure.
IMDb provides news related to films and television, as well as interviews with celebrities. Users can access a good amount of background information on actors, for those interested in knowing their favorite celebrity’s rise to stardom.
Couch potatoes will love IMDb as well, as there is plenty of content related to television series – trailers, actors, episode synopses, etc.
Users can also search by actor and access celebrities’ biographies and filmographies.
While this app is a rich database of celebrity information, it’s also a treasure chest for English language learners. Although users will have to be proactive about their learning as there are no vocabulary lists or idiom explanations, IMDb lets learners kill two birds with one stone by practicing their reading skills while they get up-to-date on the latest info in the entertainment industry.