托福考试的选材上至天文地理下至文史艺术，对于“不准看课外书”的我们，译成中文尚且晦涩难懂，别提篇幅惊人的托福阅读和托福听力。所谓兴趣是学习的敲门砖，Sunday Night 就要坐在沙发上跟好基友看电影，顺便学个托福。
Flipped is a love story between a girl and her neighbor which is set in aseries of traditional American schools in a small town. By watching it, you cannot only get to know typical American teenagers’ lives but also practice yourspeaking and listening with clear and decent American pronunciation.
2 FantasticMr. Fox 了不起的狐狸爸爸-英音美音完美融合
One of the advantages of watching the filmis that the animals in Fantastic Mr. Fox speak American English while the threefamers and other human beings speak in an British accent. Given the new trendsof more and more different accents in TOEFL test, we could get used to theseaccents and also have fun watching a really funny film. The other advantage isthat the vocabulary used by the characters in the film is similar to thevocabulary often used in the TOEFL test listening part. Thirdly, you can learnthe western sense of humor.
3 StarWars 星球大战
Without so much slang, characters in Star Wars say things very clearly. Alsothey are considered to be classic and influential films of the Sci-Fi Genre.Only after you watch Star Wars couldyou understand some other American movies or sitcoms that came after it.
4 EnglishVinglish 印式英语
EnglishVinglish tells us an inspiring story of a beautifulIndian housewife’s struggle to learn English in only 40 days. She can’t say asingle word in English at the very beginning, which impedes her relationshipswith her family and friends. As students who also learn English as a secondlanguage, you will feel the sense of empathy to her struggle and will betouched and inspired by her spirit of determination. If a housewife could manageto make a toast in a wedding held in New York, then why can’t you?
5 Anchor Man 王牌主持人
Anchorman is a hilarious comedy, set in the70’s, about an outrageous, male-chauvinistic and egotistical news anchor andhis film crew coming to terms with women working in their industry. The jokesare obvious but hilarious, and can be understood by anyone. The movie containsmany famous American actors. When you are really tired of endless word lists,there is no harm in having fun watching a comedy and learning about Americanattitudes and cultural change.
6 Dead Poets Society 死亡诗社
It is an inspiring story about a teacherand his students. You might get a better idea of what a good teacher should beor what you really want to do in the future. It might help those who don’t knowwhat major they want to study in college. Why not watch it?
7 The Butler 白宫管家
The Butler tells us a story about a blackguy who worked in the white house for over 30 years. His father was killed by awhite person during his childhood. One of his sons died in the Vietnam War, andhis other son used to be a member of The Black Panthers. He was a black manwith little education who saw the civil rights movement from the perspective ofseveral presidents that he worked under. You can learn modern American Historyby watching this movie.
8 Temple Grandin自闭历程
If Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed withautism at the age of two, could become an American doctor of animal science, a professor at ColoradoState University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, a consultant tothe livestock industry onanimal behavior, and an engineer, why couldn’t you?
9 WoodyAllen: Vicky Cristina Barcelona；Midnight in Paris；To Rome with Love（伍迪艾伦欧洲三部曲：午夜巴塞罗那、午夜巴黎、爱在罗马）
如果你不熟悉近代艺术史、文学史、绘画史、音乐史、电影史… … 那么伍迪艾伦的欧洲三部曲系列是打开你兴趣的大门，透过伍迪的眼睛，你可以看见整个欧洲和美国，万紫千红，风景秀丽。
If you have no idea about modern art, literature,movies and music, you can always ask Woody Allen. The story is great; everyscene of the movies is great; the cast of the movies is great.
PBS 人类起源/BBC科学的故事/BBC现代艺术大师/BBC大牛Planet Earth行星地球系列/BBC 古代世界/PBS: 猛犸大灭绝/BBC 生命/历史频道：宇宙/IMAX 海洋起源/历史频道 美国:我们的故事/BBC 恐龙星球