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    #1

    listening

    Do you mind telling me how to improve listening?

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    #2

    Re: listening

    Not a teacher.

    I'd suggest you to listen as much as possible.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Mar-2014 at 10:48. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: listening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Not a teacher.

    I'd suggest that you to listen as much as possible.
    But to what, Boris?

    XXJGFF, welcome to the forums. Have a look at the Similar Threads below.

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    #4

    Re: listening

    To news programmes with English subtitles.

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: listening

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I strongly disagree. I consider that watching something with subtitles doesn't help at all. Learners must strain their ears. If we watch something with subtitles, we unconsciously look at them (even if you don't want it). That's why I recommend that learners listen to BBC radio. There are no subtitles. If you want to understand something, strain your ears.

    By the way, we have such questions every week. I think we need to write articles "how to improve listening/speaking and etc."
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: listening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    I strongly disagree. I consider that watching something with subtitles doesn't help at all. Learners must strain their ears. If we watch something with subtitles, we unconsciously look at them (even if you don't want it). That's why I recommend that learners listen to BBC radio. There are no subtitles. If you want to understand something, strain your ears.

    By the way, we have such questions every week. I think we need to write articles "how to improve listening/speaking and etc."
    Hello.
    I think it really depends on the learners' level of listening skills.
    I believe transcripts or subtitles do help learners, especially beginners, to understand 'linking', for example.

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    #7

    Re: listening

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    "...how to improve listening/speaking and etc."
    'Etc' means 'and other things' or 'and the rest'. To write 'and' before it is therefore tautologous.

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