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How can I understand spoken English?

I don't able to understand native English speakers. They speak too fast and I don't able to understand them.

How can I improve my listening skill? 

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I'm sorry, I wanted to say: I'm not able to understand spoken English.

 

bye :)

Watch movies with English transcript.

Once I asked about it here. Well, I think we should try to listen to radio (online radios in English) and watch movies - with subtitle or not, if you judge it's necessary).

Ways of learning a language vary from person to person. My sister grasped the English language because she was always watching English movies, while my father did it by watching news with English as the medium and yes, watching movies as well. But it didn't work on me in some way. I forced myself to watch English movies/news but futile as it might be, I didn't understand what I was watching. Only when I've read a lot of sciencific and historical books did I grasped it, not necessarily mastered it. My English skills improved a lot since then, so right now, I started to love English movies too.

you need a lot of practice! speaking, listening and reading

Thank you all for answering me. Definitively I think to watch native films and to listen to radio are the best way to improve listening skill.

 

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You have to ask them (English native speakers) to speak slowly. They will understand you

I think watching films or, even better, finding a serie you love and feel like following regularily, is the best way. Compared to the radio, you see the expressions and faces, so it's easier to focus! Plus the speech is in a real situation also happening in front of you, so it's a lot more natural and close to a everyday situation. And personnally, I think there is no point trying it without subtitles (that is just like listening to a nice melody..), but subtitles in English: little by little, you learn how to connect the written form with the spoken form of a word. Because that's what is hard with native speakers: they speak fast and with a certain accent, and you don't see a link with something you read and learnt in a vocabulary book.. Good luck!

A good way for you to learn English would be to find a suitable language exchange partner who will speak slowly with you. 

Thank you folks :)

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