English with Kirsty – episode 130
Better English in 2018 –listening skills
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In this episode, I’m talking about some of the problems that people have when it comes to working on their listening skills.
If you’re the kind of person who hates doing listening tasks alone, why not watch an English film with someone, or invite a friend over for English movie night. You might also like this article about how conversations can help you with listening practice.
Also, think about what you want to achieve and find listening resources that will help you to do that.
Find things that are interesting to you – if you think the subject material is boring, you won’t want to listen to it.
Start small – find shorter things to listen to if you find the idea of no subtitles daunting. There are no subtitles in everyday conversation, so at some point you’ll need to rely on your ears!
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