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    The Cinderella skill in listening

    Hi,
    What does it mean by "Cinderella skill" in listening?
    Thank your for your help.

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    Listening is the Cinderella skill in second language learning. All too often, it has been overlooked by its elder sister, speaking
    See more at: http://www.eta.org.tw/eng_news/pac4_...ubspota015.htm

    Hope that helps!
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    If we don't bothet to learn how to listen then we never learn how to talk.

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    Thank you for the answer. It is helpful.
    One more term, "language plateau", what's about?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Min
    Thank you for the answer. It is helpful.
    One more term, "language plateau", what's about?
    Thanks a lot.
    I'm not familiar with that particular term, but we might say that a person has reached a plateau or has plateaued if he doesn't seem to be making any progress beyond a particular point. Does that seem to fit there?

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    I agree with Ron about "language plateau". I'll try and search for an "official" definition though.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Ron's right- it's a term used in teaching because progress is not always linear and there are stages when the student appears not to be making much progress, after which there are often big leaps forwards.

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