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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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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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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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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Understanding Spoken English The English language is characterized by a strong musicality that can make the pronunciation difficult to understand.  For this reason when you listen to a conversation in English, particularly if you are less than an expert, you will often find it difficult to understand.  One of the more effective approaches is to…

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