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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Improve Your English Listening Skills

Make sure you have the right software to take advantage of what is available on the www. You can download players and find links to online radio stations at real.com , windowsmedia.com and winamp.com . You can try some of the English radio stations I recommend on my broadcasts page. You can subscribe to podcasts and radio stations on iTunes too.

Films in English are an excellent language resource. my tipson how to use films to improve your English. If you're not sure what films to watch, look at my recommended films pages.
Listening whilst reading is a good idea too. There are lots of audio books on the market, I mention some on my recommended books pages, there are also some fun podcasts on the Have Fun with English site and on the Interesting Facts site. Listening to adverts can help too, they're nice and short. Every month we feature an ad on the English magazine, with the transcription. .

Keep up to date with current events and watch an English-language news station, such as BBC World. Watch news reports on events you are already aware of.
Find out how to switch languages on your TV. If you have digital or satellite TV there are several channels that broadcast in multiple languages. Eurosport is one and Euronews is another, you should be able to set these to the English language.

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