Here’s something that a lot of my new students have a problem with.
They feel OK speaking, but they have big problems understanding people, especially when they talk fast.
They also tell me that they don’t have a lot of time to practice listening in English.
Here’s the advice I give my students. The best thing? It takes zero effort and takes up no extra time.
It’s called ‘background listening’.
Put on the radio or a podcast or any English audio while you’re doing something else.
You don’t have to focus, listen or understand. It’s that simple.
You can do this while you are ….
- cleaning the house
- on public transport
- taking a walk in the park
You’ll be amazed at how effective this is at improving your listening in English. Keep it up for 2 weeks and you’ll notice the difference.
Here are some free sites to get started with. Choose a site, bookmark it and press play! You’re on the way to better listening in English.
This one’s from the UK:
Or if you prefer American English: