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5 Tips to Improve Listening Comprehension - American English
Five tips, five secrets, five tricks to improving your listening comprehension skills! You can do this! Study how Americans speak to improve listening and pronunciation. Study word that reduce: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrqHrGoMJdTRJcd1rrp1qfYBu9VgTIfoX Study Linking: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrqHrGoMJdTTaj_eEk5kITau40ykdanQB Study Ben Franklin exercises: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL27A5D7DE7D02373A http://www.Youglish.com http://www.ted.com Sign up for Rachel's FREE 10-day mini-course in Accent Reduction and mailing list: http://www.RachelsEnglish.com/newsletter New to Rachel's English? Where to Start Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrqHrGoMJdTRwaQFCCDp4G88yX5D3gOdP Get Rachel's Book: http://RachelsEnglish.com/book SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/RE_sub, Fan! http://bit.ly/RE_FB Follow! http://www.twitter.com/Rachels_English Improve your American Accent / spoken English at Rachel's English with video-based lessons and exercises. Rachel uses real life English conversation as the basis for teaching how to speak English and how to sound American -- improve listening comprehension skills. Study English vocabulary and English phrases such as phrasal verbs, as well as common expressions in English. Learn American idioms and American slang. Cải thiện nói tiếng Anh Mỹ / 改善美式英語的發音 / 미국 영어 발음 향상 / アメリカ英語の話し言葉のアクセントを向上させる / Улучшение произношения американского английского языка / Meningkatkan berbicara bahasa Inggris Amerika / Melhore sua pronúncia do inglês americano / Mejora tu pronunciación en Inglés Americano / बात अमेरिकी अंग्रेजी में सुधार / تحسين لهجتك الأمريكية الإنجليزية / שפר את המבטא האמריקאי שלך ...with Rachel's English! Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/M1un/
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Teaching Listening 1 - Top down processing
This is the first in a two part series on teaching listening. It looks at the differences between the receptive skills of reading and listening and what top down processing is. Part 2 in this series looks at bottom up processing and some classroom ideas for practising this. For more English teacher training videos and a 'Grammar for language teachers' course, go to www.elt-training.com
Views: 28110 elttraining
How to practice English listening skills (without spending extra time)
To get free English listening material, go to: http://engfluent.com/listening-material This video explains why most people fail to improve their listening. You'll also learn how to practice English listening without spending extra time. (Warning: the last section of the video might surprise you.)
Views: 989227 EngFluent
Effective Listening Skills
The most important skill you can develop as a sales person is the ability to listen and understand what your prospects are telling you. There are two forms of listening active and passive. Most people develop lazy passive listening skills which mean they hear the words, don't process the aural sounds into understanding and follow through with feedback. Designed and presented by Dr. David Bozward. http://david.bozward.com
Views: 561001 Fig ESSA
Exam Skills: 4 tips for listening exams
As with other exams, preparation is important. One of the best ways to prepare yourself for a listening exam is to listen to as much spoken English as possible, as often as you can. Watch this video to find out four top tips to help you prepare for your listening exam. Then visit our website and test your understanding in our quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/english-you-need/unit-16/session-1 Transcript Rob For all exams, preparation is important. And one of the best ways to prepare yourself for a listening exam is to listen to as much spoken English as possible, as often as you can. That's what this student does… Student I think that one of the best things is watching TV because even if you don’t understand it, you can understand it from the picture, but your listening skills are improved. But even better, I think, it’s radio, listening to the radio, because you have to concentrate only on sounds, not on the picture. Rob So TV or radio are great places to listen to authentic English. Don’t forget that you can also practise your listening skills by watching movies and listening to music. If you listen to something that you find interesting, you are more likely to enjoy the experience and as a result improve your listening. Also, get hold of some practice tests on CD or as mp3 files and listen to them often. As well as giving you further practice in listening, these tests allow you to become familiar with the format of the exam and let you know how many times you’ll hear the listening text in the real test. There’s no need to be in a quiet room to do the practice tests. In fact, it’s often better if you’re not – this forces you to focus on the key speakers, with background noise and distractors going on. Language teacher Margaret John says this will help… Language teacher, Margaret John Some examinations deliberately put distractors, such as noisy environments like Tube stations and bus stations and airports, behind the speakers. If you’ve been practising listening that way, you will be in a much better position in exam conditions to be able to handle this problem. Rob When you're finally in the real exam, make sure you can hear properly. If you have a problem, tell the examiner right at the beginning - after the exam is too late! These tips will hopefully get you going in your listening exam. Good luck!
Views: 69612 BBC Learning English
How To Improve Your Listening Skills
What was voted the most annoying workplace habit? People Interrupting You When You Are Speaking!* We all know who they are. We know how annoying it is when it happens to us so imagine how annoying it is when it happens to your customers and colleagues. Don’t let your co-workers carry on this terrible habit! www.learningheroes.com *according to a brand new poll taken in our office
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How to Improve Your English Listening and Speaking Skills
Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook Mindset- When it comes to speaking English, you have to be your own biggest supporter. Click here to join our free email group: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ If you can get excited about your future success, making progress will be so much easier. Listen, Read, Speak - Try and find different ways to practice your English skills. Don't just read English; speak it! Listen to it! These actions will keep you on your toes and open your mind to many different ways of studying the English language. Diversity - It is possible to learn about other topics while also learning English. Branching out to different areas of entertainment will build your vocabulary and challenge your memory and comprehension. Guess First - Pay attention to what you're hearing and the situations around you. Take a chance and guess what you might hear next. Learn to anticipate certain responses and vocabulary that you might need to use. Understand the Big Ideas - A big part of speaking English is using the correct sentence structure. In the English language, we put stress on different syllables and raise our voices at specific places in our sentences. Once you can step back and take a look at the entire framework of English speaking, the words will come to mind more naturally. Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish My email: [email protected]
How To Improve Your Listening Comprehension
If your listening comprehension is weaker than your other language skills in your target language, then this video is for you. I talk about consistency, resources and materials and how to use them, and why you need to interact with native speakers. I filmed this after a tiring first week of university classes, so I think I seem pretty exhausted in the video. But I decided to put it out anyway and aim to flow better next time. Here`s the Facebook page for the French subtitles website: https://www.facebook.com/SousTitresFrancais/ Support Langfocus on Patreon: http://patreon.com/langfocus http://facebook.com/langfocus http://instagram.com/langfocus http://twitter.com/langfocus http://langfocus.com
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IELTS Listening - Top 14 tips!
http://www.engvid.com/ Improve your IELTS score with these quick tips! In this lesson, you will learn about the Listening module of the IELTS exam. I will teach you the most common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. Watch this free video, so that you know how to practice for the IELTS Listening test. I want you to be prepared and confident on your test day, so that you can get the best results on your IELTS! http://www.engvid.com/ielts-listening-top-10-tips/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson, I am going to teach you my top tips for the IELTS listening module. Okay? So, before I teach you these tips, you might be wondering: "What's the IELTS listening module?" Well, the IELTS is a test and one part of the test is listening. So, in the listening section, you're going to have 40 questions where you're going to listen to some conversations for about 30 minutes, and then you'll have 10 minutes to transfer your answers over to another sheet. So, in total, it's 40 minutes; 30 minutes for listening, 10 minutes for writing down your answers. Okay, now this part of the IELTS is very possible to get a high mark, especially if you follow my tips. All right? Now, before we get started, I just want to let you know: I know you can do the IELTS. I know you can pass, I know you can get a great mark, a great bandwidth - you just have to have confidence in yourself and you have to practice. Practice, practice, practice; it really pays off. So let's get started. So, my first tip: write no more than three words. What do I mean by this? I don't mean for the whole thing, write no more than three words. On the IELTS, you will have to read the instruction of what to do. Often times, the instruction, before you listen, you're going to see: "Write no more than three words." This is an example of an instruction you must follow. One mistake a lot of students make during the IELTS is they don't read instructions properly. They're nervous, they're stressed out, they write whatever, they don't... They don't follow the instructions. If you see something like: "Write no more than three words." Do that. You can't write four, don't write five. Write three or less. Okay? So my main point here: follow the instructions carefully. Point number two: get used to British English. A large part of the IELTS, you will be listening... For... For... Sorry, for the listening, you will be listening to British accents. Sometimes you might hear Australian accents or Canadian, you might hear a range, but a lot of the accents will be British. So it's very important to get used to listening to British accents. And also, listen to other accents like Canadian, Australian; that's a good idea too. Where can you find British accents to listen to? I recommend the BBC. They have a lot of great videos there and most of it's with British accents, so it's a very good idea so you can practice listening. The more you practice listening with British accents, the easier it will be to understand British speakers. Especially if you're used to American English, this is a very good thing to do. Related to this point: British vocab. You should learn British vocabulary. For example: in American English and Canadian English, we say: "truck". In British English, we say: "lorry". So it's good to know some of these British expressions, some British words. One idea where you can practice these is if you check out our website: www.engvid.com, we have a new teacher who is British and who will be talking about British English, so check out her... Her videos. It will also be good to help you with practicing listening to British accents. Number four: spelling counts. Okay? Very important. The listening part of the IELTS is not just listening; you're actually using other skills like writing and reading. Now, with writing, when you write down your answers, you sometimes have to spell something out, so you have to be very, very careful with spelling. Okay? This is something you should really study and practice before you take the listening part of the IELTS. Practice your spelling. Learn spelling rules. We have a lot of different videos on how to spell on engVid, so I would come and check those ones out. Number five - this is the thing that always gets my students and I always warn them about when we practice - plural versus singular. Okay? You have to listen carefully on whether you're writing down the plural with an "s" or the singular. If the question wants me to write down: "cat", someone's talking about their cat and I write down: "cats", it's incorrect. I would get an "X". Okay, so it's important to be careful, to really listen: is it a singular thing, is it a plural thing? Are they saying "store" or "stores"? Okay?
IELTS Listening Tips & Essential Information
IELTS Listening Tips: Everything you need to know about IELTS listening to maximise your score. A MUST WATCH video for IELTS students! Learn about the exam content, the types of questions, writing answers, how to avoid mistakes, making notes and more useful IELTS listening tips. For more links about listening, please visit my blog page: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-listening-lessons-and-tips/ Important Notice: Get a list of all tips and learn about using capital letters on the following page: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-listening-25-essential-top-tips/
Views: 1745751 IELTS Liz
Listening Skills: Note-Taking Strategy - English for Academic Purposes with Josh #5
Watch this course live for free on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday at 22 30 GMT (22 30 GMT = https://goo.gl/b6lTKm). Become a Premium Subscriber: http://www.smrt.me/smrt/live Premium Subscribers receive: - Two 1-hour lessons per week with a Canadian or American teacher - Video-marked homework & assignments - Quizzes & exams - Official Smrt English Certification - Weekly group video chats In this class, we discuss note-taking strategy and review vocabulary in the context of contrasts between Chinese & Western medicine. Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/leofgroup If you would like to support the stream, you can donate here: https://goo.gl/eUCz92
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Listening Learning Strategies
Listening Learning Strategies
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Teaching Listening Actively
Chinese Teacher Development Day, London April 2013: Watch trainer Dede Wilson demonstrate pre and post listening activities that will help your students get the most out of listening exercises in class.
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"Help! I don't understand." Many English language students have problems listening and feel embarrassed. Do you find yourself struggling to understand native English speakers? Do they sometimes speak too fast or use words you do not know? Do phone conversations make you nervous? You are not alone! You can say goodbye to embarassement because in this lesson, I will teach you THREE STEPS you can follow to help you become a better listener and develop confidence when listening to others. I will also teach you some helpful expressions to use in these situations. Watch the video, and you will start having better English conversations immediately! Test your understanding with the quiz at http://www.engvid.com/listening-understanding-in-3-easy-steps/ TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video, I am going to teach you how to be a better listener. I'm going to teach you three steps, which will really, really help you with your listening. So before I teach you how to be a better listener, I want you to think about: What kind of listener are you? Okay? So, I have, here, a question. I want you to imagine this. You're talking to somebody, an English speaker, and you don't understand what they're saying. Okay? You have no idea. I don't understand what they're saying. What do you do? Okay? Here are your choices. Do you: A) look scared? A lot of students do this. Do you: B) Nod and pretend you understand? Nod and say: "I understand", but you really don't understand; you have no idea? C) Are you honest? Do you say: "I'm sorry. I don't understand"? Or, D) Do you say: "I don't understand", and you ask the person to write down what they're saying? Okay? So, which one do you do? Do you look scared, do you nod and pretend you understand when you don't? Do you say: "I don't understand" or do you say: "I don't understand" and ask them to write it down? Maybe you do multiple things. Okay? Which one do you think is the best thing to do? If you said: D or C, you are correct. Okay? Now, there is a little bit of a difference between C and D. It's mainly that D, we use some sort of listening strategy. I'm going to teach you some very, very good strategies you can use, which will help you be a better listener. Okay, so if you don't understand something, very first thing you should do is show you don't understand. Okay? You should really let the person know you don't understand. There's nothing to be embarrassed about. We all have times where we don't understand what somebody is saying, but we really do want to know, so it's very important you let the person know that you don't understand. So, here are a couple of different ways we can say that. The first one: "I didn't catch that.", "I'm sorry, I didn't catch that." This means the exact same thing as: "I don't understand." So you can say: "I don't understand." or "I didn't catch that." You can also say: "I'm sorry I don't understand." One thing a lot of students say, but it's not a good thing to say: "I no understand." Okay? This: "I no understand", I hear many students say it. This, wrong. Okay? So you can either say: "I didn't catch that.", "I'm sorry I don't understand.", but you cannot say: "I no understand." That one is bad English. Okay, so that's the first step. The second step is using a strategy. Okay? So what do I mean by this? When you use a strategy, you're pretty much asking somebody to help you out in a different way. You're asking somebody to do something to help you understand. So, this is an excellent expression, very polite. All of these start with: "Could you please". You can ask the person: "Could you please write it down?" Okay? So: "I'm sorry I didn't catch that. Could you please write it down?" Some... For some people, when they read it, it's easier than listening to it. You can also ask somebody to repeat what they're saying. "Could you please repeat that?" Okay? That means: "Could you please say it again?" A lot of English speakers and also me, myself included, sometimes we speak too fast. So, it's perfectly okay if you say politely: "Could you please speak more slowly?" Maybe the problem is the person who's speaking is talking way too fast. So just a nice, friendly reminder: "Could you please speak more slowly?" And finally, the fourth strategy: "Could you please say it in a different way?" This one is very useful because sometimes when you say to an English speaker: "I don't understand", they keep saying the same thing the exact same way, and that's not helpful. Sometimes you really need to hear it in different words, so it's also a great idea to ask the person: "Could you please say it in a different way?" Okay? So these are the first two steps. First, show you don't understand; second, use a strategy. Now let's look at the third step.
My Top 7 Tips For Improving Your Listening Skills
Visit LingQ: https://goo.gl/aQoWKm My Blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com My Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lingosteve My Twitter: https://twitter.com/lingosteve Thank you to those of you who answered the poll in my last video. Here are the results: Listen for 7 hours or more per week 39% Listen for 3-7 hours per week 22% Listen for 1-3 hours per week 29% Listen for 1 hour or less per week 13% Looks like most of you are pushing yourselves to listen as much as you can. Keep it up! I believe listening is the most important language skill. In this video I will give you seven tips on how to improve your listening skills.
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Study Skills – Listening and making notes
You might know how to listen well in English, but listening to academic talk can still be a challenge! We've got some top note taking tips for you to make academic listening a breeze. Find out in this episode of our Study Skills series – part of our 'Go The Distance' course, giving you the skills and knowledge you need to be a top-class distance learner! For more information about academic know-how, English language and study skills for distance learners, visit us at http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/gothedistance. To find out more about our partner, The Open University, go to http://www.open.edu/openlearn/tv-radio-events/events/go-the-distance.
Views: 38804 BBC Learning English
TOEFL Listening- How to Take Notes
This video will teach how how to take notes and listen at the same time. It is possible, we will show you how! http://www.englishexamswithnikki.org Here is a basic lecture you can start with: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/
Views: 191439 English with Nikki
Jack C. Richards on Listening Comprehension
In this video, Professor Jack C. Richards discusses listening comprehension.
How to Teach EFL/ESL Listening
A funny, entertaining video with tips for how to teach listening skills to EFL and ESL students.
Views: 4527 ESL Resource Bank
25 Minutes of English Listening Comprehension for Absolute Beginners
This is the best video to get started with English listening comprehension for Beginner! Don’t forget to create your free account here https://goo.gl/lcx7m7 to access personalized lessons, tons of video series, wordlists and more! ↓Check how below↓ Step 1: Go to https://goo.gl/lcx7m7 Step 2: Sign up for a Free Lifetime Account - No money, No credit card required Step 3: Achieve Your Learning Goal and master English the fast, fun and easy way! In this video, you’ll challenge your English listening comprehension skills. You will listen to small dialogues for Absolute Beginners by English native speakers. This is THE place to start if you want to start learning English, and improve both your listening and speaking skills. Follow and write to us using hashtag #EnglishClass101 - Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/EnglishClass101 - Google Plus : https://plus.google.com/+EnglishClass101 - Twitter : https://twitter.com/EnglishClass101
Listening Comprehension Tips and Tricks
Here are some helpful tips and tricks can help you survive a listening comprehension task! Excellent for both students and teachers preparing for the Meitzav test.
Views: 592 Rania English
Effective Listening Skills
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Teaching Listening Skills in the ESL Classroom
Teach English abroad with International TEFL Academy! Get the latest details about salaries, hiring seasons, visas and more in your free brochure ⇒ https://ita.fyi/MediaTEFLBrochure In this video, learn about teaching listening skills in your ESL classroom. Get paid to see the world! Teach English overseas.
Improve Your Listening Skills with Active Listening
To learn more about active listening, see the article at http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm? Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. Being able to do it well has a positive impact on all aspects of your life, including how effective you are at work. Research suggests, however, that we only remember 25-50 percent of what we hear, meaning that we could be missing important messages. Practicing "active listening" is a good way to improve your listening skills. You make a conscious effort to hear what the other person is saying, by paying close attention to them and not allowing yourself to be distracted. Watch our video to find out more!
Views: 322981 MindToolsVideos
Workshop Listening Strategies
The workshop is on techniques that contribute directly to the comprehension and recall of listening input.
5 ways to listen better | Julian Treasure
http://www.ted.com In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Join Live Conversation with the speaker Julian Treasure on What a conscious listening world be like and how do we get there? October 10th, 1pm - 2.30 pm EDT http://www.ted.com/conversations/6084/live_conversation_with_ted_spe.html
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5 Secrets to Improve Your English Listening Skills
Mindset - When it comes to speaking English, you have to be your own biggest supporter. Sign up for our English learning email group FREE: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ If you can get excited about your future success, making progress will be so much easier. Listen, Read, Speak - Try and find different ways to practice your English skills. Don't just read English; speak it! Listen to it! These actions will keep you on your toes and open your mind to many different ways of studying the English language. Diversity - It is possible to learn about other topics while also learning English. Branching out to different areas of entertainment will build your vocabulary and challenge your memory and comprehension. Guess First - Pay attention to what you're hearing and the situations around you. Take a chance and guess what you might hear next. Learn to anticipate certain responses and vocabulary that you might need to use. Understand the Big Ideas - A big part of speaking English is using the correct sentence structure. In the English language, we put stress on different syllables and raise our voices at specific places in our sentences. Once you can step back and take a look at the entire framework of English speaking, the words will come to mind more naturally. Get a free sample of the full course at: http://gonaturalenglish.com/secret MORE HAPPINESS THROUGH ENGLISH: MESSAGE US ON FACEBOOK: http://m.me/gonaturalenglish FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng IG: http://instagram.com/GoNaturalEnglish BUSINESS INQUIRIES: [email protected] That's it for now! Have an awesome day. Keep smiling! :-D
Listening Comprehension Activities Need Compelling Content
People often ask me about my listening strategy. How often do I listen? How do I fit it in? How much of the audio do I understand? Which content is the most effective? Visit LingQ: https://goo.gl/Z1NV7j My Blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com/ My Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lingosteve My Twitter: https://twitter.com/lingosteve
Team Project: Strategies for Developing Listening Comprehension
Presented by:Suzana Ulanova, Jacqueline Vulcano, and Joe Vasquez
Views: 2758 Joe Vasquez
TOEIC Listening Skills 3: Part 3
In the 3rd video of the series, we address Part 3: CONVERSATIONS, and discuss the strategies and tricks found on this part of the test. The listening examples for this video series can be found at: http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEIC/pdf/TOEIC_LR_examinee_handbook.pdf. Please visit our TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation website at: https://sites.google.com/a/kentonesl.org/toefl-toeic-preparation/home. This video is not licensed or endorsed by the Educational Testing Service and is for educational purposes only.
Ice Breakers for Active Listening : Teaching & Learning Styles
Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation Active listening is a lot easier with a few properly played ice breakers beforehand. Learn about ice breakers for active listening with help from an education professional in this free video clip. Expert: Kevin Roberts Filmmaker: Jerome Sawyer Series Description: Education doesn't stop the moment a student leaves the classroom. Find out more information about a wide variety of different areas of education, including what to put in a classroom and how to improve a parent teacher relationship, with help from an education professional in this free video series.
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Practice your VOCABULARY, LISTENING, and COMPREHENSION with this game
Want to improve your listening skills and improve your vocabulary at the same time? Do you want to have fun while learning? In this video, I will teach you common words we use while describing people's faces. Then, you will practice your listening skills in a fun and interesting activity. Get a pen and paper ready for this interactive and hands-on video. If you want even more practice, try my helpful quiz at the end of the video at https://www.engvid.com/vocabulary-listening-comprehension-faces-game/ #engvid #vocabulary #LearnEnglish Next, watch my video on 11 'MIND' Expressions in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_N9iPueids&list=PLaNNx1k0ao1u-x_nKdKNh7cKALzelzXjY&index=12 TRANSCRIPT Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video we are going to do something very special. Okay? We are going to practice our listening skills by doing a really, really fun activity that I love to do with my classes. So, for this video, we are going to be listening for adjectives about the face. Okay? So I'm going to teach you a whole bunch of new words, and maybe some words you already know, when... That we can use to describe our faces. Okay? So you are going to first learn some new words and we're going to review some words; and once you have these words down, what we are going to do is I am going to describe a face to you, and while I describe it, you're going to listen carefully and you are going to draw the face. Okay? So this is what you're going to do: You're going to take your pen or your pencil, and a piece of paper, and you are going to draw what I describe. Okay? Now, it's okay if you're not a great artist; you don't have to be for this video. You don't have to Picasso or Leonardo Da Vinci. Okay? As you can tell, I'm not the greatest of artists, so that's okay. But after you listen and you draw what I say, you're going to look at your picture and you're going to compare it to my picture or what I was describing. And then you can see: "Okay. Are these the same? Are they different? Did I follow the instructions? Did I understand these adjectives correctly?" And so this is a great way to really practice your listening, and to also learn some new words. All right? So let's get started. Ta-da. Here is my art. Okay? So I'm going to describe these pictures now, just so you learn some new words, and we're... We're also going to review maybe some words you already know. Okay? And I hope none of my drawings creep you out; I know that, you know, they might be a little bit unusual, but let's get started. So, when we're talking about faces, there's many different ways to describe a face; I've just picked two. This man has a long face. Okay? His face is in the shape of an oval, but it's also very long. Now, compare this to this person who has a round face; more like a circle. Okay? So, during the description I'm going to be describing faces, and I'm going to either use the word: "a long face" or "a round face". Okay? So, here we have the eyes, we have the nose, we have the mouth... In this picture we have lips which are these things, so we might have really red lips or big lips, like Angelina Jolie; maybe small lips, thin lips. Okay? Another thing I'm going to talk about in this video is eyebrows. So, the eyebrows are this part of your face; they're the hairy part above the eyes, here. So, I have two different types of eyebrows. These eyebrows... So you see we have eyes here. The eyebrows here are very thin; whereas these eyebrows are thick, or we can also call them bushy eyebrows. Okay? Because they almost look like bushes. Bushy or thick. Okay. Another thing you're going to hear during this listening activity is I'm going to talk about wrinkles. So, what's a "wrinkle"? Well, as you get older, your face starts to develop these lines, usually around the eyes or maybe around, you know, your smile - and we call these age lines wrinkles. Okay? So here's the spelling of that word. So, you'll be hearing this word during the listening activity. You might also hear the word "braces". So, braces are something that helps your teeth to become straight. So, during the listening, one of the people I'm going to be describing may have braces. So this is the teeth, and it's just a piece of wire that goes across the teeth to help keep the teeth straight. Okay. So, anything else on this picture? No? Let's move on to this picture. The other thing you might hear during this activity is I might be describing facial hair. So, when I'm talking about facial hair, I'm not talking about the hair on the head; I'm talking about the hair on the face. So, this man has a lot of facial hair. He has a beard, which is hair that comes from your chin, down. You might have a short beard or a very long beard. This man has a long beard. I also put a moustache on this man, so that's the facial hair or the hair under the nose - the moustache. And this is how we spell that word. […]
Full Toefl ITP/PBT Listening Test
Hi everyone! Here I have a FULL Toefl Listening test. This is ITP / Paper Based, not iBT. Before you begin, please make sure you won't be interrupted. You must have a sheet of paper to write your answers. DO NOT take notes. DO NOT pause the video. DO NOT repeat any part of the video. DO NOT skip questions of try to see the answers before the end of the video. For more exercises, tests, and sections, please visit my website: www.englishtestexercises.com. The most complete collection of Toefl Exercises. You can also follow me on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/toefl_courses And you can visit my Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/englishtest If you want more videos like these, let me know on the comment sections! Disclaimer: The audio track is not of my authoring. The purpose of this video is for students to test their listening skills for the Toefl.
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Improve reading comprehension and listening comprehension with color-coding
Improve reading comprehension and listening comprehension with color-coding. Memory skills improve, learning skills improve. Note-taking skills improve.https://www.bonnieterrylearning.com/product/learning-reading-writing-study-skills-program/ Like us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/BonnieTerryLearning Need reading help or writing help? Dyslexic? ADHD? Learning Disabilities? Autism? This reading, writing, and study skills program is specifically designed to improve learning skills for struggling learners in just 20 minutes a day! The video, audio and live lessons teach you step-by-step how to improve reading, writing, and study skills. Exercise the brain and learn with ease. In addition to learning step-by-step how to help your child, you also learn specific activities that stimulate the brain, making more neuro-networks, which then makes learning easier. Subscribe to my youtube channel. Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills. Most Effective Strategies Practical Applications of Reading www.phschool.com/eteach/language_arts/2002_12/essay.html
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TOEIC Listening Skills 2: Part 2
In the 2nd video of this series, we look at Part 2 of the TOEIC Listening Section: QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES. We discuss the strategies and tricks involved with this part of test, some of which were used in the previous section of the test (PHOTOGRAPHS), and some of which are new to this part. The listening examples for this video series can be found at: http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEIC/pdf/TOEIC_LR_examinee_handbook.pdf. Please visit our TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation website at: https://sites.google.com/a/kentonesl.org/toefl-toeic-preparation/home. This video is not licensed or endorsed by the Educational Testing Service and is for educational purposes only.
Toefl ITP / PBT Listening Section STRATEGIES
More than 1,500 Short Conversation exercises!!!!!! Learn a few strategies for the TOEFL test. My English Exercises Website: http://www.englishtestexercises.com Follow me on Instagram to learn vocabulary, grammar rules and more!! http://instagram.com/toeflcourses Visit My facebook! http://www.facebook.com/englishtest
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Learn English Listening Skills - How to understand native English speakers
Learn the key points on how to understand native English speakers. Join my complete self-study programme and start reaching all your English language goals: https://anglo-link.com Daily Dialogues (104) - http://tinyurl.com/d2duc5l Business Dialogues (108) - http://tinyurl.com/cxk7bwe The English Sound System (117) - http://tinyurl.com/anglo-link All Audio Files - http://tinyurl.com/d6q5wxe Facebook: http://facebook.com/AngloLink Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngloLink Subscribe for updates on new videos. Enjoy!
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IELTS Listening Tips: Multiple Choice
Essential Tips for IELTS Listening Multiple Choice Questions. Learn techniques for success in IELTS multiple choice questions. This lesson covers useful tips and strategies , practice listening, a review of answers and vocabulary. Follow this link to get more IELTS listening practice for multiple choice questions: http://www.ieltsliz.com/tag/multiple-choice/
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The Song Strategy - How to Practice Spanish Comprehension
Get my song suggestions: http://gringoespanol.com/quickies/song-strategy/ In the past, I've shared videos for my favorite Spanish-learning strategies. There was the Flashcard Strategy for memorizing new vocab words. And the Conjugation Strategy for learning all the different conjugations. http://gringoespanol.com/quickies/flashcard-strategy/ http://gringoespanol.com/quickies/conjugation-strategy/ Well, today, I present to you The Song Strategy. My favorite method for learning how to comprehend Spanish better. To understand it better when somebody else speaks it! So watch this video, then pick a song and try it out for just 10 minutes. I assure you, you'll see progress right away. And the Song Strategy isn't just for music. It works for movies too. Anything that has Spanish dialogue. Good luck!
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TOEIC Listening Skills 1: Overview and Part 1
In the first video of the series, we provide a brief overview of the TOEIC Listening section, along with a more detailed look at Part I: PHOTOGRAPHS. We discuss the common tricks used on this part, including looking at SIMILAR SOUNDING WORDS, what you can PROVE versus what is POSSIBLE, and DISTRACTING ANSWER CHOICES. NOTE: It is recommended that you watch the TOEIC Reading Skills Video 1 BEFORE watching this video if you wish to learn more about general test strategy for the TOEIC and more information about the test itself. The link to that video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wGawuxa_Lw&list=PL7cyaJTKhUnx6pFDIHvOVzCMYGaMNC1Xw&index=1&feature=plpp_video The listening examples for this video series can be found at: http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEIC/pdf/TOEIC_LR_examinee_handbook.pdf. Please visit our TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation website at: https://sites.google.com/a/kentonesl.org/toefl-toeic-preparation/home. This video is not licensed or endorsed by the Educational Testing Service and is for educational purposes only.
How to improve your listening skills for IELTS: Maps
How can you get a higher score in IELTS listening? So many students find it difficult to improve their English listening skills and get a low result in their English exam; IELTS/TOEFL or Cambridge. Visit Hippo Educational Technologies where our goal is to improve your English fluency & skills to succeed at university and beyond. We will help you to advance your vocabulary with our new app, prepare you for IELTS and develop your academic skills for university. Find us at www.hippoedtech.com In this video, I test your listening skills (with a test from an IELTS Practice Book number 9) and ask you to label a map. Labelling a map in IELTS can be difficult if you do not have the correct vocabulary to understand the instructions or descriptions that are given. Other problems include being unable to understand the speaker's accent or perhaps they are speaking too fast. An additional problem is that many students feel anxious when the listening begins and this causes them to feel nervous. The combination of all of these things mean that your listening skills are compromised and you have not answered questions correctly, even though you may understand the English vocabulary and phrases. Watch this video to take an IELTS listening task on maps and learn how to improve your skills, so that you can feel more confident in the exam and get a high score when describing maps. For more advanced language and to improve your English, follow us on Facebook at Hippo Educational Technologies or join our Facebook learning group, English 4 Uni.
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2 Hours of British English Listening Comprehension
This is the best video to get started with English listening comprehension. https://goo.gl/s3eh2F Click here to learn more grammar and vocabulary with our FREE PDF! ↓Check how below↓ Step 1: Go to https://goo.gl/s3eh2F Step 2: Sign up for a Free Lifetime Account - No money, No credit card required Step 3: Achieve Your Learning Goal and master English the fast, fun and easy way! In this video, you’ll challenge your English listening comprehension skills. You will listen to small dialogues by English native speakers for all level, from absolute beginners to advanced. This is THE place to start if you want to start learning English, and improve both your listening and speaking skills. Get started with English language now! https://goo.gl/s3eh2F Follow and write to us using hashtag #EnglishClass101 - Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/EnglishClass101 - Twitter : https://twitter.com/EnglishClass101
TOEFL Tuesday: Listening Section Advice
Need more TOEFL practice? Check out Magoosh: http://bit.ly/magooshtoeflprep This Tuesday we’re going to continue our series that we started last week with TOEFL Reading Advice. The next section is, similar to on the TOEFL itself, the listening section. TOEFL listening, which is the second section of the TOEFL, surprises many students the first time they try it. It’s not extremely different from listening exercises you may have done in English classes or on other English tests, but it’s probably at least a little bit different in at least one way. Specifically, the recordings can be long (a little over five minutes, sometimes) and you don’t see the questions until the recording is finished. That causes some problems for many students… TOEFL Listening Common Problem 1: Focus and Memory Because there is a lot of information in the recording, it can be difficult to pay attention the whole time. That’s especially true because the lectures are about topics that maybe you’re not interested in. Can you stay focused on all the details of a five-minute lecture about the different types of Mexican cactus? And even if you listen closely the whole time, can you remember all the details? The conversation recordings are a bit easier, mostly because they are shorter (3+ minutes), but this same issue is clear on the whole TOEFL listening section. TOEFL Listening Tip 1: Take Notes The truth is that there is so much information in a lectures and conversations, you basically have to take some notes. Even if you don’t like taking notes, or you have trouble listening and writing at the same time, you should still practice your notes. That helps you stay focused on the recording—when you are preparing to write, you have to listen closely for the information that you will write—and also helps you remember the details of the recording after it’s finished. This is a pretty obvious piece of advice, because so many books and teachers focus on TOEFL notes. Let’s go a little bit more in detail about specific problems in those notes. TOEFL Listening Common Problem 2: Too Many Notes! Sometimes we say in English “too much of a good thing.” Take exercise, for example. It’s clearly good for you, and it feels good, but if you exercise all day, every day? You might hurt yourself, for one, and you might have trouble keeping a job. Anything can be bad if you do it too much. TOEFL notes are this way. If you try to write every single detail you hear, you will not succeed. It’s impossible to write everything! You have to to choose the information you write. Otherwise, you may write down unimportant details, but miss a main point. And then when you answer questions, you won’t be able to remember the information that you need, which is clearly a problem. TOEFL Listening Tip 2: Structural Notes Don’t try to write every detail you hear in the TOEFL listening section. Instead, write only the big ideas. If you think about how the lecture or conversation is structured, then you can write only a few lines of notes about the big ideas. The key here is that writing structural notes helps your memory, not just the information you have on the paper. When you answer questions, you’re going to use both. That is, you will look at your notes and try to remember what you heard. Students who try to write everything don’t use their memories enough. But if you use the notes only to help your memory, not replace it, then you will have maximum detail when answering questions.
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READING COMPREHENSION in Exams, Tests - Strategies, Tips and Tricks - Building Reading Skills
In this lesson, you will learn strategies for READING COMPREHENSION exercises in exams and tests. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ★★★ Also check out ★★★ ➜ PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWr1HXqRKC0&index=1&list=PLmwr9polMHwsRNZW607CtVZhg_SzsbiJw ➜ ALL TENSES Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsRNZW607CtVZhg_SzsbiJw ➜ PARTS OF SPEECH Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ALL GRAMMAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ➜ VERBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LciKb0uuFEc&index=2&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ NOUNS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sBYpxaDOPo&index=3&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ PRONOUNS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCrAJB4VohA&index=4&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ADJECTIVES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnmeV6RYcf0&index=5&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ADVERBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKL26Gji4UY&index=6&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 Transcript: Hello and welcome back. This lesson comes from a request by Aditya from Maharashtra, India. Aditya says he is preparing for a competitive exam and he has to do reading comprehension exercises as part of the exam, and he wants to know the best way to do these. Before we start, if you want to request a lesson, just leave a comment. In your comment, tell me your name, and I will mention you in the video. OK, in this lesson I will give you some important tips and strategies for reading comprehension exercises. I will give you a reading plan that you can follow, and there are exercises in this lesson for you to practice. Alright, now my teaching experience is mostly with exams like the IELTS and TOEFL, but the tips that I give you in this lesson will help you in any exam situation. So the first thing is: when it comes to reading in an exam, budget your time. That means: you should know how many reading passages there are in the exam, how many exercises there are and how much time you have. In the IELTS exam, for example, there are three reading passages and you have one hour to do all of them. So then divide your time amongst those passages – for IELTS, you might spend roughly 20 minutes per passage. In some exams, one passage might be shorter or easier, and another passage might be longer or more difficult. In that case, obviously, you should plan to spend less time on the short passage, and more time on the long passage. And you should time yourself – if you are allowed to wear a watch in your exam, look at your watch and keep track of the time. If you plan for 20 minutes per passage, stick to that plan. Now, if you’re not allowed to wear a watch, then use the clock in the room or hall, or ask the invigilators how much time you have left. Alright, that’s the first thing: budgeting your time. So now the exam starts – and you have the first reading passage in front of you – what do you do? Well, I’ll tell you what you should NOT do – don’t start at the beginning and read slowly to the finish. Many students do this – and the problem is that when you get to the end, you will have forgotten a lot of the details in the middle, and when you read the questions, you have to go back and read the passage again to find the answers. Instead, here’s the plan that you should follow: your first step in reading should be to skim the passage. What does that mean? Well, skimming is actually something that we do with milk. It’s when you heat or boil milk, and the fat rises to the top in the form of cream. Removing that layer of fat is called skimming. When it comes to reading, skimming means to read the surface of the text quickly to understand the overall message. So if there’s a heading or title to the passage, and if there are subheadings, read all of these first. They will tell you the subject of the text. Then read the first sentence of each paragraph – they will give you a good idea of the overall message. Let’s practice this. You see two paragraphs on the screen, but only the first sentence in each paragraph is visible. Stop the video, read the sentences and try to understand the main topic in each paragraph. Alright, so what do you think the topic of the whole passage might be? It could be the negative effects of social media on children. What about the first paragraph? What is it about? Well it says that using social media can affect a child’s writing skills. And the second paragraph? It says that some people don’t agree with this – that is, the first paragraph – for two reasons: scientific reasons and practical reasons (pragmatic).
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Listening Strategies for ESL (Webinar)
This webinar focuses on some best practices for teaching listening skills to ESL students. Teachers will be exposed to a variety of strategies using popular ESL themes/content. This webinar aims to help teachers who are struggling with improving student performance in the CASAS listening test.
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17 Ways To Improve Your Listening Skills in English | Advanced English Conversation
Learn 17 things you can do to improve your English listening skills. Featuring Amy from Real English Conversations. More from Real English Conversations: Phrasal Verbs podcast: https://www.realenglishconversations.com/english-phrasal-verbs-podcast-free/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtk1x4KrtH4qtLOk0Z0IrmQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealEnglishConversationsOnline/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealEnglishConv Links mentioned: Using Audacity to slow down audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLRQn5YJifA More from Online Language Academy Get a FREE class via Skype with one of our native English teachers: http://onlinelanguageacademy.com/free-class.htm Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLvW... Facebook: http://www.fb.com/123ola Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ola_english Google+: https://plus.google.com/+OnlinelanguageacademyEs :: LESSON NOTES :: 17 Ways To Improve Your Listening Skills in English... 10:01 ⭐️Tip 1: Learn real expressions (not 'textbook English’) 11:18 ⭐️Tip 2: Listen to audio with transcriptions 12:08 ⭐️Tip 3: Listen to the same audio various times 13:35 ⭐️Tip 4: Listen to music and imitate the singer 15:46 ⭐️Tip 5: Slow the music down using ‘audacity' 16:17 ⭐️Tip 6: Do English shadowing 20:52 ⭐️Tip 7: Don't just listen to things once! 23:09 ⭐️Tip 8: Focus on the type of English you are likely to hear 24:29 ⭐️Tip 9: Learn some common slang 28:09 ⭐️Tip 10: Don't try to understand every word! 29:07 ⭐️Tip 11: Focus on the words you understand, not on the words you don't understand! 31:31 ⭐️Tip 12: Listen out for the stressed words in a sentence 34:07 ⭐️Tip 13: Don't be afraid / embarrassed to say “pardon?" 36:59 ⭐️Tip 14: Ask people to speak a bit slower for you 38:25 ⭐️Tip 15: Practise listening without seeing the person's face (e.g. radio / podcasts / online classes without video) 40:29 ⭐️Tip 16: Have conversation classes with native teachers 43:05 ⭐️Tip 17: Make sure you're having fun!