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    #1

    How to improve my listening skill?

    Hello.

    I'm an intermediate English learner, Please tell me how can I improve my listening skill!!

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    #2

    Re: How to improve my listening skill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuzey27 View Post
    How can I improve my listening skills?


    Hello.

    I'm an intermediate English learner. Please tell me how I can improve my listening skills!
    Hi, Kuzey!

    Just find opportunities to listen.

    Watch English-language movies. Find English-speaking people you can spend time with. Listen to English-language music. Go to cafes or restaurants where you can listen to English-speaking patrons. In general, expose yourself to the language as much as possible.

    Most importantly, be patient! There are many forms of English, the rules are complicated, the exceptions are many, and the idioms are countless. Even native speakers make frequent mistakes. So expose yourself to it as much as you can, and allow yourself to pick it up a little at a time.

    Enjoy the journey!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: How to improve my listening skill?

    In addition to those suggestions, I would also recommend listening to English-speaking radio stations as often as possible. Try to find ones that have more speaking than music. Whenever possible, have a radio station playing, even if it's in the background. You don't have to concentrate on it and try to understand every word. Simply having it around you will help you to become familiar with the rhythm and cadence of the language. You will gradually realise that you understand more and more.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to improve my listening skill?

    Yes!

    We get BBC in the US, and it's better than most American radio news shows.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: How to improve my listening skill?

    Note that unless you're going on to name a specific radio station or TV channel (or follow it with "channels"), it's almost always the BBC.

    Can you get the BBC in the US?
    Can you get BBC channels in the US?
    Can you get BBC1 in the US?
    Can you get BBC Radio 4 in the US?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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