Sunday, 8 May 2011

7 Secrets for ESL Learners - Secret #3: LISTEN! LISTEN! LISTEN!

Students sometimes say: 'I don't listen to the BBC news on the radio because it's too fast for me and I can't
understand it.' That's a pity! When it's too fast for you, when you can't understand it, that is exactly when
you NEED to listen to it!!!

How can you improve if you don't listen and practise?

When you were a baby, did you understand your own language? When you were 3 weeks old, or 2 months, or 1 year, did you understand everything? Of course not! But you *learned* to understand by *listening*. Think about it. You learned to understand your own language by listening, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After that, you learned to speak. Then you learned to read. And then you learned to write. *But listening came first!*

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