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Like many things, it depends. People think and consume information at different speeds. Also, there is variation from the speakers. I live in New York City, an area known for speaking fast. A video of me at 1x is going to have many more words per minute than someone from Georgia (an area known for speaking slower.) That's not a rate of play thing, it is ...


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It can be distracting because when it speed up, it could screw up the voice, making it seem higher and sound more funny that something educational :) the goal is to take your time with something like videos so you can understand concepts. You can skip around a video or an audio file if you understand one part of the lecture and want to go to a different, but ...


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Here are a few thoughts I have had on this matter. I am more of an auditory learner, so you may find some of this not applicable. First, I know that I tend to miss words if there are no subtitles on video. I observed that when watching films in my native language, with subtitles either in that language or in English. This does not mean that I put the ...


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Most people in the Nordic countries learn English by watching TV and movies in the original language with local language subtitles. In countries where they replace/dub the original dialog (Germany, France, Spain, Italy most commonly) with local versions, there is a reportedly lower skill level of English. There are two important aspects that I feel are lost ...



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