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    Question Speak English

    I would like to understand English when I'm watching TV especialy the news
    I can't understand some people when they are talking
    I can't understand some Idioms.
    Thank you so much if you can help me.
    Gigi

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    Re: Speak English

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    I would like to understand English when I'm watching TV especialy the news
    I can't understand some people when they are talking
    I can't understand some Idioms.
    Thank you so much if you can help me.
    Gigi
    Just keep watching. You could also take notes and ask friends (or us) later.

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    Re: Speak English

    Dear Gigi:

    I agree with Charlie Bernstein's good advice to keep watching, and send in specific words or phrases you don't understand.

    Another suggestion is to find a radio news program that is broadcast more than once. Then you can listen to the same words and sentences over again. The BBC would be my choice for a news broadcast, but you may find another that you like.
    Of, course, you can rent English movies and watch them over and over to hear and get used to the patterns of speech. If you find dramas where people talk to each other at a normal pace, this can be very helpful, especially since you can also watch their mouths as they speak. You can use the subtitles, too, at first, to help with comprehension, then turn them off to focus on the spoken language.

    All best wishes,

    Petra

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    PS -

    You could also try watching English-language movies with subtitles. That's fun!

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    Re: Speak English

    Good question

    Thanx

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    Re: Speak English

    Yeap all of the above!

    Movies are a fun way of learning English.

    You could also try watching the first half hour of a dvd then, stop it and play it back with the subtitles (English though!!!) to see how much you understood.
    Like a mini-listening test

    good luck

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