In a recent personal survey conducted recently, “More than 60% of English language learners perceive listening skills as one of the biggest obstacles.” Different English listening method failed.
When asked, “How are you practicing listening?”, Most of you say: Practice listening every day, listening whenever you are free, watching movies, listening to music, listening to news, listening to VOA news. , The BBC …, listening to the audio in the syllabus … And the overall result was “I hear it all the time and still do not understand”, “I’ve always heard and still do not improve.”
Why is that so?
For effective listening to English, you need to answer two questions:
- Listen to what? This means that you choose what resources to listen to. For example, listening to music, watching movies, listening to VOA news, listening to the conversation …
- How does that sound? It is the method, the way you practice listening. The reason you keep hearing progress is not here. If you do not have a good English listening method, you will not be able to progress without hearing anything.
How is English listening method is effective?
Many of you listen to the “language bath”, listening without understanding what is said, listening while doing anything without concentration … You just open the English listening, then at the same time laundry, mopping, surfing … You “bathe” in an English listening environment every day, every hour. This is also a helpful way to help your ears become more familiar with English.
The problem is, “When you apply this method of English listening method, you do not know when you hear it!” Being “English” does not mean “listening to English”.
How long will you bathe the language? A month, two months … or 1 year, 2 years, even 4 – 5 years? If you do not want to bet on your ability to listen to English with this method, you need to know a more effective and safe method of listening.
- If you want to hear a good topic, listen to lots of different, different content on the same subject. If you’ve heard four different songs talk about the theme of “Going to the weekend,” surely in the 5th, you’ll hear more easily and understand.
- Listening to video clips is easier and more enjoyable than listening to audio. Because you can see pictures to visualize what they are talking about. Image matching sound also makes for better memorization.
- Pay attention to the pronunciation and the speaking of what you hear. This has two benefits. First, the correct pronunciation is correct. Second, revise what you have heard to help you remember longer.