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*IELTS* How to improve listening skills? Hello everybody. I am going to prepare for exam, but my listening skills is not so good. I would like to get your experienced advices about it. What is the best way on first step in practice of listening? What would you can advise?
Oct 21, 2016 10:19 PM
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It can sometimes be a good idea to work with a teacher on listening exercises. They can send you things to listen to along with a list of questions to answer. Listening with the aim of answering questions is a good way to practice because listening for specific pieces of information actually improves your listening skills. You are likely to learn more this way than if you just listen to things with no specific focus. Of course this is also the same format that your IELTS task will be in - they will ask you to listen to material and then answer specific questions.
October 21, 2016
If you want to improve the listening skill, you have to tune your ears to the language you are going to cope with. As the very first step you should start with some simple things: podcasts for beginners and movies like "Friends" with subtitles. But the understanding of what you hear should be interlaced with your grammar knowledge. You should know why that's used this way and not that. Without grammar you can train your ears to distinguish the sounds, but not to understand the main idea of a sentence. Or it will take more time for that, like little kids do that. Develop all the skills simultaneously. The more words you know, the more you can distinguish ;) unconsciously
October 21, 2016
l would suggest listening to content on youtube, be it talk shows/interviews/tutorials
October 21, 2016
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October 21, 2016
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian
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Chinese (Mandarin), English