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Please help me! I can read,translate and sometimes I can speak a little. But when I hear english talk I do not understand no words.How I can fight with problem?

Feb 27, 2013 1:39 PM
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I think everyone goes through that, with every language

March 14, 2013

Hi Odri !

The best way to gain fluency in English is to practise
you can listen to english emission on radio or on tv
in addition to that you have to speak with people who know english and to listen carefully to what they say and to improve your language
and don't lose hope because it takes time
you are not the only one that suffer from that problem , i also don't understand poeple who talk quickly

March 12, 2013

Just like any language, you have to listen and listen and listen, and speak and practise.

I remember my greek friend telling me, when he first came to the UK, he wondered what kind of language is this english - i'll never learnit.

He is so good now, just fater a few months living here.



March 6, 2013

I find that listening to a podcast helps learn my language.  I find one short podcast--about 5-8 minutes--and I listen several times.  After listening 5 times, I understand a lot more.

March 6, 2013

Don't feel bad.  When I first moved to the Canary Islands, for the first time in my life I was exposed to British people on a regular basis.  In the beginning, there were some who I just could not understand. Can you imagine, English is my native tongue and couldn't understand what people speaking English were saying?  I kept asking them to repeat what they said and it was quite embarrassing at first.  Finally, I just admitted to my British friends that I couldn't understand them sometimes because of their accent and they thought it was so funny! After after that, it was a big joke amongst us. Many Britsh people have a great sense of humor.

What finally happened was after being around them for a while, my ear started to learn the nuances and stresses they put into their speech and I finally understood most of what was said. So, you just have to expose yourself to listening to people with British accents speak, as mentioned above.  Eventually it will click for you.

March 5, 2013
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