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Penny*

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hi everybody!!I'm not sure about is the correct area for this topics but I need help to improve my english for the listening of the exam that I'm having on May..Someone can tell me a way to improve my english listening?? thank you..
 

Clare James

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One possible way you can improve is to watch DVDs in English, instead of in Italian. (It's a shame that Italian TV dubs programmes, instead of using subtitles.)

If you have good internet connection you can also listen to radio programmes from the BBC and listen online. There's a lot of different types of programme you can listen to -stories, news, programmes about films and music - I'm sure you'll be able to find something interesting there. BBC - Radio - The home of BBC Radio on the internet

Also there might be some English-speaking people living near you in Calabria. English teachers are often happy to make friends and chat with people in English in their free time - just don't ask them too many grammar questions when they are relaxing!
 

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thank you very much..I'm doing speaking and listening with my english teachers but I think that watching BBC programmes on tv whith the subtitles in Italian can be a good idea.What do you think about??
 

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Excellent idea. Though watching the programmes with English subtitles will be even more helpful, because your brain won't keep thinking in Italian all the time. I learnt a lot of my Italian watching TV with subtitles. What's your level?
 

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I think that watching BBC programmes on tv whith the subtitles in Italian can be a good idea.What do you think about??
Hi Penny! This is a great idea! For me, it helps me a lot. :up:

Excellent idea. Though watching the programmes with English subtitles will be even more helpful, because your brain won't keep thinking in Italian all the time.
I also think as you, but in my case, if I put English sound and English subtitles, I cannot pay attention in sound, you know, because I finish reading the whole movie/programme. So when I use Portuguese subtitles, I can understand the grammar better and also learn a lot of new expressions. ;-) Anyway, both ways are good. You always can improve something. :)

And Clare James, thanks for the BBC International Radio hint!
 
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