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    Listen English while doing other things.

    Hi all,
    Can anyone recommend me some kind of English to listen while doing other things?
    I mean that it maybe music, English conversation,...

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Hi all,
    Can anyone recommend me some kind of English to listen to while doing other things?
    I mean that it maybe music, English conversation.
    Anything!!! You can get hundreds of English-speaking radio stations over the internet these days. Put one on (preferably one with more talking than music) and just leave it playing all the time when you're doing other things. Don't try to actually listen to it, because there's a danger you'll start to stress about the fact that you're not understanding every single word. Just use it to get used to the rhythm and cadence of the language and after a while you will realise that you understand more and more of the words.
    I wouldn't recommend music particularly, mainly because lyrics don't worry about grammar or standard English usage.
    If you have the option, change the language when you're watching TV or films. Change it to English, or at least put the English subtitles on.
    Another good site is TED. It's full of interesting videos in English. They are good to actually watch and concentrate on, but there's no reason why you shouldn't play them in the background while doing other things. Each one is 15 minutes long, I think.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    Thank you very much!
    I spend about two hours everyday to learn English but I want to use time efficiently by listening something while working.
    Thank for your advice. I hope this method will help me improve my English and learn faster.

    P.S I have just seen several videos in that site. Although I don't understand it entirely but it is great about content.
    Last edited by anhnha; 04-Dec-2012 at 21:30.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thank you very much!
    I spend about two hours everyday every day to learning English but I want to use my time efficiently by listening to something while working.
    Thank for your advice. I hope this method will help me improve my English and learn faster.

    P.S I have just seen watched several videos in on that site. Although I don't understand it them (the videos) entirely but it the site is has great about content.
    It will definitely help. Good luck. Note my corrections to your post. Remember that it's "listen to something".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    I enjoy listening to podcasts. Here are a few I listen to on a regular basis:

    Film Podcast, Movies, Reviews, Filmspotting | Filmspotting
    Home - The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
    Home | This American Life

    You can find many other great podcasts on iTunes.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Jan-2013 at 23:08. Reason: missing word

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    I have to drive to my job for 35-40 minutes every day. I went to library and asked for CD books. Now I enjoy this time! I hope that it will improve my language fluency too.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    Having the radio on in the background is a good idea.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    Movies about nature usually are good, I prefer BBC movies. Narrator in such movies usually speaks slower and has good pronunciation, compare to news programs or feature films.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    Quote Originally Posted by SergeyP View Post
    Movies Documentaries about nature are usually are good. I prefer BBC movies documentaries/programmes. The narrator in such movies programmes usually speaks slower and has good pronunciation, compared to news programmes or feature films.
    That's good advice and of course you might learn something about the natural world while you're watching! Note that we don't call these factual programmes "movies". You might hear "nature film" but usually they're just documentaries or nature programmes.
    I don't necessarily agree with the point about pronunciation being better than news readers. In general, news readers speak very clearly (in the UK, at least).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Listen English while doing other things.

    emsr2d2, thanks for correcting my mistakes! :) I agree, news readers have excellent pronunciation, but they speak usually very fast!

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