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An interview about listening skills

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

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Could you please tell me how to download the audios?

Hi Bakeer,

If you're using a computer, you can right click on the grey audio player, then choose 'Save audio as ...'. I hope that helps :)


The LearnEnglish Team

I discovered on my own that the best way to further improve listening skills is to expand your vocabulary as much as you can because when you listen to another language, you are making an association in your mental library of words. all at the same time between the word, its meaning and especially its pronunciation.

To improve my listening skills I often play dictations in English and transcribe what I heard. Also, I always put the movies' audio in English with the subtitles, to help me to get more familiar with the sound of the words.

i think we must practice. practice make perfect!

To help listening skill, I practice watching videos and series in English. I listening to music too and I like to learn new words and write them to remember and improve mu vocabulary.

Me too

I say Breaking down questions.

I usually listen to the BBC news on the television. Also, I listen to some audios and youtube clips from the internet. I have a keen interest in listening to English speakers in order to improve my skills.

For helping my listening, I usually watch the same TV series episode three times. At first, I watch it without subtitles. After that, I watch with subtitles, linking what I've just listened to with the words. Then, I watch without subtitles, and this time I can understand better. If you want to try, you have to make sure that you like the TV series, after all, you will watch it three times.