Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: listening

  1. #1
    Penny* is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default listening

    hi everybody!!I'm not sure about is the correct area for this topics but I need help to improve my english for the listening of the exam that I'm having on May..Someone can tell me a way to improve my english listening?? thank you..

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    185
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: listening

    One possible way you can improve is to watch DVDs in English, instead of in Italian. (It's a shame that Italian TV dubs programmes, instead of using subtitles.)

    If you have good internet connection you can also listen to radio programmes from the BBC and listen online. There's a lot of different types of programme you can listen to -stories, news, programmes about films and music - I'm sure you'll be able to find something interesting there. BBC - Radio - The home of BBC Radio on the internet

    Also there might be some English-speaking people living near you in Calabria. English teachers are often happy to make friends and chat with people in English in their free time - just don't ask them too many grammar questions when they are relaxing!

  3. #3
    Penny* is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: listening

    thank you very much..I'm doing speaking and listening with my english teachers but I think that watching BBC programmes on tv whith the subtitles in Italian can be a good idea.What do you think about??

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    185
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: listening

    Excellent idea. Though watching the programmes with English subtitles will be even more helpful, because your brain won't keep thinking in Italian all the time. I learnt a lot of my Italian watching TV with subtitles. What's your level?

  5. #5
    Penny* is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: listening

    In May I'm doing the PET exam or level B1..

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    242
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile Re: listening

    Quote Originally Posted by Penny* View Post
    I think that watching BBC programmes on tv whith the subtitles in Italian can be a good idea.What do you think about??
    Hi Penny! This is a great idea! For me, it helps me a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    Excellent idea. Though watching the programmes with English subtitles will be even more helpful, because your brain won't keep thinking in Italian all the time.
    I also think as you, but in my case, if I put English sound and English subtitles, I cannot pay attention in sound, you know, because I finish reading the whole movie/programme. So when I use Portuguese subtitles, I can understand the grammar better and also learn a lot of new expressions. Anyway, both ways are good. You always can improve something.

    And Clare James, thanks for the BBC International Radio hint!

Similar Threads

  1. Difficulties in Listening Comprehension
    By Chuck Liu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2008, 23:27
  2. Problem with Listening
    By tenn in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2007, 07:43
  3. listening english weeknes
    By farooq in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 26-Jul-2007, 13:08
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-Nov-2006, 02:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •