How Can I improve my listening skills in English? Hi everyone! I can improve my listening skills in English, so I need to listen a lot of English but I want to find some easy podcast and short videos. Could you help me, please? I need some suggestions. Thank you :)
Apr 27, 2016 3:12 AM
Answers · 6
To start out, I would recommend looking for podcasts designed for English language learners. The British Council has good ones as does the Voice of America. Podcasts or videos with transcripts are the best, however, try to listen without reading first and listen to each podcast several times. To be the most beneficial, the podcast should be comprehensible, in other words you should be able to understand most of it but not all. Once the podcasts designed for language learners start becoming easier, start watching some English language movies and TV programs as well.
April 27, 2016
Thanks Nick :)
June 19, 2016
I think podcasts are a great idea. NPR has excellent podcasts about everything from the economy (Planet Money) to music (Alt-Latino). BBC is good for news and they also have some excellent documentaries. If you like sports there are a ton of podcasts for each sport. You can also just listen to radio online. Using podcasts has greatly improved my spanish listening. I download a bunch for shows from RNE or ESPNDeportes and then take them wherever I go. I also listen to radio stations from Mexico and spanish language stations in the US. In a typical day I listen to several hours of spanish while doing other things like cooking, riding the bus, working out, watching my daughter, etc. Eventually your listening will get really good.
June 18, 2016
Muchas gracias Jesús :)
April 27, 2016
Hola Fernanda! Yo definitivamente te recomendaría ver series en inglés como Breaking Bad o How I Met Your Mother. El aprendizaje no es algo que acontece rápidamente entonces a veces es necesario poner mucha atención y dedicarle bastante tiempo. Algunos canales en YouTube que tienen videos en inglés y son muy populares son: nigahiga, Good Mythical Morning y obviamente hay muchísimos más.
April 27, 2016
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