Student or Learner
Hy guys ! I still learn english and I have problems with a listening.
I have a few questions for you.
Firstable, I watch a lot of films in english version. When actors speak clearly I understand most of what they speak. But sometimes they have a very strange accents(for me) and I can't understand anything what they speak. ! I mean, Film as "Django". Maybe you watched it. Without subilities I don't understend a lot of sentences they speak. It's a bit annoying for me. I learn english shortly and I don't know how I should improve my listening skills. Do you have some advices?
Questions to natives and non-natives, Do you understand a each word when you hear something?
How should I exercise a listening in order to improve it?
At the end, what do you think about this book : http://www.amazon.co.uk/English-Phon.../dp/052171740X .
I want to learn IPA and I found this book. I have problems with phonetic symbols. Maybe this book will be good for me?
When I was working on my French comprehension, I found that historical dramas were easier to understand than stories set in the present. I'm sure the same thing applies with English-language films. Viewers instinctively feel that spoken language was more like the written language in the past than it is today, so more formal language feels right for older settings.
The best historical dramas for easier comprehension would feature middle- or upper-class characters, as these are the people writers present as speaking a language most similar to the written language.
I am not a teacher.