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An interview about listening skills

Listen to the English teacher talk about listening to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Nivel de idioma

Intermediate: B1


Many years ago, I was called several times by native speakers. I found very difficult to understand the words. So, I had two strategies. One was I asked my partner to speak more slowly to be able to continu the conversation. The second strategy I applied when I was drinving my car. So, I told my partner that I was driving my car and asked him or her to send me an email. Now, that my listening skills are improved and my English becomes better, I will me more confident.

hello for me listening is easier than speaking but of course im having difficulty to both of them and i hope in this course my language becomes better

For enhancing my listening skills, I listen to the podcasts of the series of your website. That is especially very diverse and includes a few sections that practical for me. At the end of each episode, Tom learns some grammatical tips.

I try to take a lot of tips for my clever English teacher. He Believes he is the King of England

What I do to help with listening is: to practise my English listening skill here every day.

For improving listening to me.always i watching films without subtitle after that i search about the meanings then i repeated the same movie with subtitle

I can do some trips with native English speaker he is talking so fast I take some words from the conversation and I expect what he said and just Reply it often a success

I can understand what the expert teacher said, but I can't make the person whom I talk with understood what I want to ask so many times when I can't catch up with conversation.

The presenter summarises very clear my trouble and of the majority of people. For me too, Listening is by far the most difficult of the four skill to develop. I also ask people I communicate with to they repeat, but I don't understand even when they repeat it. And, if I apply the second strategy which was mentioned through make smaller questions, but I don’t succeed in understanding much. What should I do?, what other recomendations should I follow?. Thanks a lot for your support and I look forward to read their comments once again.

Hello César Árraga

Different things work better for different people, and it's difficult to give you specific advice without knowing you, but in general I would recommend extensive listening, i.e. listening to English as often as you can. Television programmes and films can be great resources here, because what you see also helps you understand. It also provides meaningful context. I would recommend watching them with English subtitles at first, and then later without them.

When there are phrases or sentences in the film or episode that you think could be useful to learn, write them down and then practise saying them. Listening can improve pronunciation, but practising your pronunciation can also help your listening!

I hope this helps you.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team