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Tips for Listening

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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby englishhelps » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:19 pm

Also, stand close to the speaker when you're listening. However, be aware that some cultures are particular about their personal space so don't stand too close. A good rule is the one arm's length rule so don't go beyond that.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby englishhelps » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:42 pm

Also, make sure that you're receptive in your actions. Show that you are ready to listen. If you're not focused, it will show and you might offend the speaker.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby englishhelps » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:08 am

You are also encouraged to ask questions! But don't answer a question with a question. Always actively listen so you know how to answer the speaker's questions.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby englishhelps » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:03 am

When listening, don't try to finish the speaker's sentences! This can be rude and is not healthy in developing your listening skills.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby englishhelps » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:21 am

After listening to what the speaker has to say, ask open ended questions. This will encourage a healthy discussion rather than close ended questions.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby englishhelps » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:59 pm

Always be comfortable when listening. Sit comfortably but don't slouch.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby clevermae » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:50 am

It's the right way to learn! Internal auditors must be able to write, speak, and listen in anyway. Of these three skills, effective listening may be the most crucial because auditors are required to do it so often.
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby Matian » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:23 pm

Hello everybody,
I'm sure this situation seem familiar to you? Your English is progressing well, the grammar is now familiar, the reading comprehension is no problem, you are communicating quite fluently, but: Listening is STILL a problem!

First of all, remember that you are not alone. Listening comprehension is probably the most difficult task (noun=exercise, job) for almost all learners of English as a foreign language. So, now you know you are not alone....! OK. The most important thing is to listen, and that means as often as possible. The next step is to find listening resources. This is where the Internet really comes in handy (idiom = to be useful) as a tool for English students

Have you ever asked youself ‘How do humans learn their first languages?;

Yes,remember the time when We sit in our diapers and listen to it for about two years, without saying a word. Then we start to mimic, learn constructions, vocabulary, expressions etc.

Why shouldn't it be the same for adults? we can all learn a great deal by
passive listening even as beginners.

Here are a few tips to help you develop your English listening skills
1.When you first start working on your listening skills it is best to do a lot of passive listening or better yet hearing.listening to English radio,news on BBC.

Surround yourself with English when you are not paying attention, like when you are doing the dishes, cooking, surf the Internet or cleaning. Doing this allows your ears to get used to the sounds of English.

After a while you will start to notice that you are able to find English words more easily, express yourself better and also your pronunciation will improve. It depends on the person but hearing English is the first step to improving your Listening comprehension.

2.Accept the fact that you are not going to understand everything.

3.Keep cool (idiom=stay relaxed) when you do not understand - even if you continue to not understand for a long time.

4.Do not translate into your native language (synonym=mother tongue),that’s the worst thing that students usually do.

5.Listen to something you enjoy,like some of the songs you are into (like) it,and check the lyrics out if you need - pop songs are full of cliches and common phrases which you can use in your own speaking and even writing or the movie or series you’re interested,don’t limit yourself just on educational materials. Watch TVs or movies, the pictures of which will help your understanding. With DVD there is the added advantage that you can pause or rewind them as often as you like, in order to catch what is being said or note down useful spoken expressions. Don't forget to record some useful phrases in your vocabulary list!
for further information you can fallow me in my website:
http://englishbyidioms.com/common-quest ... ng-skills/
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Re: Tips for Listening

Postby easylsl » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:32 am

I am a good listener but sometimes i don't get what the speaker is saying some words i am not able to get how to improve that ??
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