To improve English listening, we should not only do a lot of English listening practice materials, but also practice speaking, reading and writing. English foreign teachers network shares how to exercise English listening?
1. Choose listening materials
The materials for practicing English listening can be film dialogue, news BBC or VOA, character speech and interview. Because English listening test is mostly character monologue and dialogue, the simulated listening test of CET-4 and CET-6 can also be used. All readable reading materials can be used to practice English listening.
2. How to listen to English Listening
Finding suitable English materials also needs to be combined with certain practice methods. How to listen to English listening? This is another problem!
Generally speaking, there are two ways to practice English listening, one is intensive listening, the other is extensive listening.
Intensive listening means listening carefully and understanding every sentence. Carefully analyze and understand each word and sentence. When practicing intensive listening, you should concentrate your thoughts highly, try to understand each word and sentence and capture information. The training method is to listen to the recorded article once, understand the main idea, and then replay it, listening sentence by sentence. When you encounter words and sentences you don't understand, you can use the rewind function of tape recorder and repeater to listen again, not twice or even three times until you understand. Then the next sentence, wait until each sentence is understood, and then play the full text from beginning to end. I really understand it all, and listening carefully has achieved the expected effect.
Extensive listening is only for the increase and accumulation of quantity, not for understanding each sentence. For example, when we have dinner at home, we put some English news and listen to English radio, just like in the language environment of English speaking countries; Or when taking the bus, listening to English with headphones does not occupy the whole learning time. Instead, use rest time or sporadic time to increase the input of "listening" as much as possible. Extensive listening relies on listening to language situations and words and phrases repeatedly, and it is natural to understand them slowly.
After extensive listening and intensive listening practice for a period of time, you should conduct a self-test to see if you have improved and assess your listening level.
3. Read aloud
Reading aloud is a process of deepening the impression and consolidating the knowledge you have mastered. Let the pronunciation of each word leave an impression in your brain. When you hear the word again, you will understand it. The reading material can be text, newspapers, books, etc.
4. Correct pronunciation
Only when you hear English correctly can you understand it. Now there are many one-to-one online classes for foreign teachers on the market, which are convenient and cheap. Foreign teachers' oral English is pure and authentic, and they can find and correct your pronunciation in time.