The best way to develop your listening skills is to listen to lots of English, but not just any English.
When you listen to radio shows, music, films and TV programmes you make painfully slow progress. To make fast progress, the secret is to focus on the recordings in your English course.
Listen to those recordings regularly and often. Become familiar with all the words, and master the common expressions you hear. That way you’ll build a sound knowledge of basic English that will allow you understand the language without trouble.The best way to develop your listening skills is to listen to lots of English, but not just any English.Click To Tweet
To skyrocket your listening skills, there’s one magic exercise.
The magic exercise: listening before reading
Whenever you come across a new recording in your English course, make sure you play it before reading its transcript.
You’ll understand next to nothing the first time you play it, but that’s OK. Play it again and try to catch a word or two. Then, read the transcript. Play the same recording a few more times. Notice how you start to understand a few more words.
For a while, you’ll find this a frustrating exercise, but the results are amazing and well worth the discomfort.
In my English online lessons, I walk you step by step through the recordings, so you can develop your listening skills fast. See how it works.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.