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    problems with listening

    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?

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    Re: problems with listening

    Quote Originally Posted by Milczek View Post
    Hy guys ! I'm still learning english and I have problems with a listeningaural comprehension.
    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 say speak. But sometimes they have a very strange accents (for me) and I can't understand anything that what they say speak. ! For example, perhaps you've seen the film "Django".I mean, Film as "Django". Maybe you watched it. Without subtitles subilities I don't understaend a lot of sentences they say speak. It's a bit annoying for me. I've only been learning Eenglish for a little while 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 practice exercise a listening in order to improve it?
    Finally 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?
    It's normal to miss a word here or there. Spoken language contains a lot of redundancy, so fluent listeners fill in the missing words pretty reliably. As a beginner, you will miss a lot more words. This is also normal. I advise you to keep practicing as much as possible.

    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.

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