Wellington Souza
Professional Teacher
Sometimes, despite having great vocabulary you still can’t understand TV shows without subtitles. Or sometimes you're the person that always turn on the subtitles just to find out that you really knew all the words that were being said but somehow you still couldn’t hear them. So, what happened? This has to do with lack of effective listening practice tasks. If during your lessons you’re not doing the right tasks that can prepare you for, let’s say, real life Portuguese, you won’t be able to understand it. This cannot be done only by listening to your teacher speaking because in the real world not everyone talks like your teacher. Outside the classroom, people don’t talk so slowly or clearly, so you need to make sure your ears are really being trained during your lessons or when studying on your own (with the appropriate learning tasks).
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Dec 1, 2021 12:59 AM
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Sometimes, despite having a great vocabulary, you still can't understand TV shows without subtitles. Or you're the person who always turns on subtitles, only to discover that you already knew the words being said; yet somehow you still couldn't hear them. So what happened? This has to do with a lack of effective listening practice. If, during your lessons, you're not doing the right tasks to prepare you for, let's say, real-life Portuguese, you won't be able to understand it. Listening only to your teacher speak isn't sufficient because, in the real world, not everyone talks like your teacher. Outside the classroom, people don't talk so slowly or clearly. So you need to make sure your ears are really being trained during your lessons, or when studying on your own, by using appropriate learning tasks.
December 1, 2021