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Everything we hear comes to us by listening. However, 'to hear' is not
the same as 'to listen' and listening is not the same as hearing. While
it's important to be good speakers, it's also important to be good
Anything that can prevent us from being fully attentive to the communication is called a listening barrier.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, the goal is to understand what the person/recording said and to be able to either repeat the sentences or to respond to the person speaking to us. Both people, the speaker and the listener need to make an effort to achieve their side of the job if we are to have an efficient communication.
It's very important to get into a daily routine, repeating and writing your newly learned vocabulary. Apart from this, always review old vocabulary, lest you forget it. Here is an effective listening method for you.
Trust yourself and remember this is a learning process which will improve the more you practice listening and speaking in this manner.
At this stage you will not only learn to listen and to speak the text you are practising, but also the grammar and vocabulary without too much trouble. You will remember it well and you will recognise these words in a different audio file or speaking to people, if the expressions come into conversation in the future.
Write the new vocabulary in a special notebook and add new vocabulary regularly.
Listen to at least one audio file every day, if you want to improve your English fast.
Here are some transcripts of listening exercises we've done during our Social Club classes in Suzhou.
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