Sara Liu
My bad English listening, the English listing is so hard for me I can read English and I can type them but why I can't listen English well it's so hard for me? I always take time to understand what I listen
Apr 3, 2017 3:40 PM
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Reading and writing does not mean being able to listen. Listening is a separate skill. Listening skills need a lot of practice. A lot means many, many hours. 


Listen to 5 minutes of English,  write down what you hear and then compare with a transcript. Do this every day for 3 months and your English listening skills will definitely improve. 

April 3, 2017
Certainly there is no reason to consider reading is equivalent to listening despite they all entail receptive skills. In you case, I consider you had better enhance your listening in different ways and surely is listening practice  the first task you have to accomplish on a regular basis, then you need to convert your writing and reading ability to listening by way of shadowing words and sentences frequently. Please keep in mind whenever you may speak out what you are reading and writing easily, you are likely to be a proficient speaker or listener but if you are not a fluent reader, speaker or writer, you are impossible to be a fluent listener.
April 6, 2017
Thank you very much for sharing so many methods here, I think they are all very useful for me to improve myself.
yes should try to listen and practice more then it must be getting better : ).
April 6, 2017

Hi !


What is really important about listening skills is that they make you feel more confident. If you are not sure of what someone has said, it really affects your confidence.


Given your level, I would start with short dictations. Very short, just to get you to focus more. This website is very good. It has different levels too and a big choice of languages. http://www.listeningpractice.org/


Then, you could start  reading and   listening to the short texts here at http://www.listenaminute.com/

The great thing of this website is that they give you many fun exercises too and there are many, many topics to pick from.

You'll see that after some practice, a little every day, you will become more confident and you'll have improved !

April 16, 2017

I'm finding lyricstraining.com (no cost) to be very helpful to me in improving my ability to recognize words in spoken Spanish. Perhaps you would find it useful for English listening.

On this site you listen to a music video. Underneath they display the lyrics, with occasional blank spaces. You have to listen to the lyrics and fill in the blank with the correct word. There are four levels of difficulty, and you have a choice of filling in the blanks by typing or by selecting one of four choices.

April 3, 2017
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