Would you give me recommendation?How did you learn to understand the fluent speech of foreigners?
Oh, that vague and fugitive drone of Americans!
When I listen to their presenters or actors, I have the impression that they drank boiling water. I don't understand what they say, and sometimes , even after reading the phrase in the subtitles, I still cannot catch by ear. All souds what i hear is "bububbu" or "auauaaa". If the Germans say articulate and distinguish the intonation of speech that Americans just pop like a machine gun , swallowing all the endings and prepositions. It is not clear where one word ends and the next begins.
How did you cope with this problem? Does it just take time or do you have tricks to speed up the process of understanding fluent speech? I know that the natives speakers hear the whole phrase, not individual words, because the words run faster than the brain manages to process them.