There is no better way for you to listen and re-listen to conversations in original language.  In fact, it is the only true mode of learning good pronunciation and to acclimate your ear and brain to the quick processing of all the words in a language that is not native.  So doing, in a short…

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These listening quizzes and listening comprehension exercises are for you if you are preparing for the IELTS exam or the FCE exam (both with a section of listening in British English) or if you would simply like to train your ear for going beyond the B1 level. Exercises from www.elllo.org filtered by level and country…

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I have already explained how you can set yourself up for studying English in the car.  Now I would simply like to list the CDS that you can find on amazon.it that can increase your English competency while listening in the car. The CDs by John Peter Sloan This English gentleman (first a singer, then…

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We like to learn English while listening because we can do it while we do other things (while driving, cooking, and doing the dishes!).  And it is true; the more we listen (always actively, trying to find the meaning of and visualizing the words), the better it is. Listen to the radio in English: beginners,…

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When I meet Italians that want to learn English one of the most common problems they bring up (besides the difficulty of speaking) is the difficulty of understanding speakers (or the film, song or whatever it is).  The response to this problem is undoubtedly active listening (that is not only listening for general understanding but…

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Therefore, you need to devote all of your free time during your day to listening (always active listening and at the appropriate level for you) to English.  The hours that you lose driving in the car are perfect to spend improving your English. The importance of finding the right level A mistake that many people…

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Don’t understand when people talk to you in English?  You understand the words but can’t grasp the meaning in the moment because of the phonetic block?  The ear is a muscle that needs to be exercised, often and at the appropriate level.  You need to find more opportunities per day to listen to audio clips…

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Spotify is a new streaming service that allows you to listen to millions of songs, also in English. It is also a wonderful way to learn English, to memorize vocabulary and practice by listening. By installing a small app in Spotify you will be allowed to see the English lyrics while listening. Here’s how to…

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The native tongue: a precious resource Though many people know English, few know the correct pronunciation, this is because it is a very musical language, often with a great difference between the way it is spoken and the way it is written.  One of the best ways to overcome this difference is to listen to…

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