Friday, 8 May 2015

Useful tips to listen to the news

• Make sure you have heard the news in your own language before you listen. You could make some notes of the main stories, including any names of people or places.

• Don’t worry about how much you understand. Listen to or watch the report first a few times ‘just for fun’.

• Stop and review as many times as necessary.

• Write a brief summary (one or two sentences) of each story.

• Set yourself a few questions to answer. Then listen again for the answers.

• Make notes of any new vocabulary you think is useful.

• Why not listen to the news with a friend? You can help each other by talking about what you each understand.

• When you feel confident, try listening to the news in English in different accents.

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