today, I took TOEIC exam(business english examination popular in japan).
and in the listening part, I can understand american english, though when it comes to british english, I can't catch words at all!
I knew I was poor at british english, so I have studied that by using such as BBC raidio news.
then I think I got used to it, But actually I really can't understand british or australian english.
now, How do you think can I do for this problem.
It isn't as big a problem as you think.
When it comes to the type of language you come across in a business exam, or even in the real business world, British and American English is very, very similar. We have the same grammar, and 99% of the same vocabulary and idioms. Slang and colloquial language may differ, but in the context of work and study, there really is only ONE English language. A businessperson in London or Sydney really does say almost exactly the same things to his or her colleagues as a businessperson in New York or Washington does.
It's simply a case of getting used to to a different style of pronunciation. All you need to do is listen to British or Australian TV programmes, podcasts and so on, so that you can train your ear to the different sound of the language. The actual language itself is virtually the same.
Thank you for your comments!
True, I have to practice more and more, and I can use the method of watching short clips or TV shows in England, or Australia.
Remember, I don't have a friend, british/ australian speaker, so I try to approach those people actively☺