I'm finding that Shaw Bros. movies seem to be good for improving my listening skills. They were made in Hong Kong, but always have a Mandarin soundtrack and English sub-titles. The Mandarin doesn't have a strong accent, is usually pretty straight-forward, and the movies are mostly action/kung fu. So, there is lots of visual context to figure out what is going on, even if I miss a few words, or even a lot of words.
I'm wondering if any other Podies have found other learning materials that seem to be a bridge between CPOD and the wide, wonderful world of full-on Mandarin?
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