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Tips for listening activities using Internet

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Tips for listening activities using internet 1. Listen to something you enjoy Probably the greatest advantage about using the Internet to improve your listening skills is that you can choose what you would like to listen to and how many and times you would like to listen to it. By listening to something you enjoy, you are also likely to know a lot more of the vocabulary required! 2. Listen for Keywords Use keywords or keyphrases to help you understand the general ideas. If you understand "New York", "business trip", "last year" you can assume that the person is speaking about a business trip to New York last year. This may seem obvious to you, but remember that understanding the main idea will help you to understand the detail as the person continues to speak. 3. Listen for Context Let's imagine that your English speaking friend says "...I bought this great tuner at JR's. It was really cheap and now I can finally listen to National Public Radio broadcasts." You don't understand what a tuner is. If you focus on the word tuner you might become frustrated. However, if you think in context you probably will understand. For example; "bough"t is the past of "buy", "listen" is no problem and "radio" is obvious. Now you understand: "He bought something - the tuner - to listen to the radio". A "tuner" must be a kind of radio! This is a simple example but it demonstrates what you need to focus on: Not the word that you don't understand, but the words you do understand. Remember: 1. Listen to something you enjoy. 2. Listen for Keywords. 3. Listen for Context

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Duration: 2 minutes and 30 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English
Producer: Manuel Pérez Gutiérrez
Director: Manuel Pérez Gutiérrez
Views: 96
Posted by: mapegu on Dec 11, 2008

Here we present some tips for using the Internet to improve your listening skills.

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