Using Recorded Conversations

13 Jun

Some English learners complain that when Americans talk they speak too fast, they use contractions, or they run their sentences together. It doesn’t sound like the English in the school books. Even someone who has studied hard and gotten perfect grades in English classes might be confused if his listening skills are poor.

One part of building listening skills is just simply practicing, training the ear to catch the rhythms and habits of English speakers.

I’ll be posting links to recordings from various sources.  These offer opportunities to hear a wide variety of American voices, accents, and topics of interest.

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