Welcome to English, step 3-4 (Spring 2015)
Listening Listening is considered to be the most difficult skill by language learners because we not only have to understand the grammar of the language, but also the speed, pronunciation, intonation and choice of words that the speaker uses. All these factors combined make listening very hard. Luckily, there are some tips and help for you and here I will talk about some strategies to help you become a better listener. Strategies Pre-listening Pre-listening activities are an important part of becoming a better listener. It is important to predict what you are going to hear. – Think about what you already know before you listen: the topicgenre (news, interview, speech..)the situationthe country in which the language is spoken – Signals such as: “I´m afraid that..” -Connectors such as: although..On the one hand…on the other hand (signals two contrasting ideas) – Sequencers such as: firstly, secondly, next, finally…. , cheese and tomatoes for the main idea? First, listen for the main idea.
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