Active Listening

Active Listening
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Read this introduction before watching the video below.

This video challenges the conventional belief that the only effective way to learn English is through classroom teaching with textbooks, grammar exercises, and vocabulary lists. Instead, it introduces immersive learning techniques such as listening to podcasts and watching videos as primary tools for learning English. The video offers three distinct advantages: effective immersion-based techniques, strategies to maximize listening and comprehension skills, and encouragement to take control of your learning. Get ready to discover new ways to master English!

After watching try to answer at least five of the questions below.

  1. What is the conventional way of learning English that Adept English challenges?
  2. What are the immersive learning techniques shared in the video?
  3. What are the three distinct advantages offered by this video?
  4. What is the difference between hearing and actively listening to English being spoken?
  5. What is repeat listening and how can it help improve your understanding of English?
  6. How can transcripts and subtitles be helpful when learning English?
  7. What is shadowing and how can it improve your listening and speaking skills?
  8. Why is it important to listen to a variety of English accents?
  9. What is the ideal level of English listening material for someone learning the language?
  10. How can adjusting the speed of audio or video content be helpful when learning English?

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Here are some tips for getting the most out of this site.

Beginners: My strategy is to first read the translation while listening to the audio. Then I listen to each sentence individually. After that, I practice saying the vocabulary words out loud. Finally, I listen to the whole text again without reading the translation. I don't try to remember or understand everything. I just let the language sink in as I gain more exposure. (Videos about Comprehensible Input)

Intermediate Learners: To gain some speaking practice, try opening the translation in your native language and then translate it back into the language you're learning. If you encounter any difficulties, you can refer to the transcripts.

Although you may use these lessons for short, intense study sessions, it's important for intermediate learners to engage in extensive listening and reading with simple books, TV shows, and podcasts as soon as possible.

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