Many people have asked me the best way to improve their English listening skills.
The answer is simple.
You need to practice active listening.
You can do this by studying movies!
When I teach English, I love to use movies – it is one of the most effective ways to learn English.
There is a technique to studying movies for listening.
Instead of just watching the entire movie, you watch short clips – maybe 5-10 minutes.
While watching, write down everything you hear.
Afterwards, compare what you wrote down with the script.
If you do this, you will see what you missed.
Next, study all the parts you missed.
Watch the video again and write down what you hear.
Repeat this process until you get it perfect.
This process will significantly improve your listening skills!
As a bonus, here is a lesson plan I use while teaching English.
It has everything I go through during a lesson.
It has pronunciation practice, video, vocabulary, phrases, and the video script.
The lesson focuses on the first part of the TV Show – HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Season 9 Episode 1.
Try it out and let me know what you think.
Thanks and Good Luck,