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We've all been there before, as a student or as the teacher: the teacher finishes talking about a topic and then "broadcasts" a question to the whole group. What happens next? Often, nothing. Nada. Crickets. A whole herd of deer in headlights. And then after that initial uncomfortable time-span, what then? Usually anywhere from two to five students raise their hands to participate. The others just sit there. Are these other students thinking about the topic, but just n
Why listening does not always improve your listening skill? How you can improve your listening skill effectively? What to do if you are too lazy to search for good listening materials? To improve your English listening skill is really easy. All you've got to do is listen to a lot of English... Right? Well, yes. But also no. The thing is there are some problems with this way of thinking. Why? For example, do you find yourself listening to English, but sometimes stop
If you can't understand what your partner is saying it might end up to be a huge hindrance to the effectiveness of your interpersonal English communication, so when trying to figure out how to improve spoken English, you should not neglect this area. The speech is too fast, or the accent is too strong - it is all a part of the same problem.
Are you aware that there are different kinds of listening practice? And once we call them extensive and intensive listening practice, do you know the difference between them? Read this article to find their differences so you can start using them more effectively now.
Listening in the foreign language is the most difficult skill for most learners. Here are some suggestions for improving those listening skills, and recommendations for foreign language learning programs.
Speaking and listening skills are closely intertwined. Obviously, in any form of verbal communication, one party engages in speaking while the other does the listening or vice versa. However, the link between perception (listening) and production (speaking) is still not entirely clear. Listening can be seen as a more difficult skill to master than speaking.