Can you tell me a effective way to improve my english listening?

China
June 21, 2009 10:39am CST
i always feel boring since my english listening very poor even though i 'listen the CNN news everyday to practice it. but i can still hardly understand the meaning of what i'm listened. if only i can find a way to improve my listening english.
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@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
For me to improve more on listening with the English language, it would be good to watch alot of different movies so that you can hone your skills with the cmoon english words spoken everyday. You will also learn new words and at the same time you may enjoy the movie while learning. You may want to read enlish books. There are alot of ebooks online that you can read, learn while enjoying it as well. Another thing I could think of is to hang out with a good friend of yours who is good in english. That would definitely help you with your skills in english.
• China
22 Jun 09
hi..thanks for your answer. i think watch more movies is a good way since it won't be feel boring after i listened CNN news half an hour i feel so boring and don't want to continue. so i'd like to watch more english movie in the future. heihei
@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 09
It doesn't have to be CNN news, any type of audio in English language will do. I think it work best with songs. Edutainment always help. Everytime you listen to an English song, why don't you try to song/pronounce it as well. Also, try to understand the meaning. If you listen to it a lot and understand the words, eventually you'll be able to get the grip of the meaning.
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• China
22 Jun 09
is it no need to listen the CNN news ? while after i have listened CNN about half an hour my head would turn ache and feel so boring, i'll try to listen more songs and others entertainment way to improve it. thank you.^_^
@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
22 Jun 09
Not that it's not good but like you said, it's boring~~~ Good luck in learning!
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I know a lot of people who have learned another language by watching children's television shows. These shows are designed to teach children the meaning of words, so they work very well for adults trying to learn a new language too!
• China
22 Jun 09
hm..children's television ? it sound interesting .hehe it may a good way to improve the language skill.i'll have try.
• India
21 Jun 09
I was facing the same problem.. when every i watched English movie.. i can't able to get the meaning.. but now i can easily understand thier words and meaning.. Please watch as many as english movies.. so that you can able to undertant what they said.. I use to watch many english movie in my laptop.. and when i can't understand i just revised and listen again.. so that after i understand the movie.. and this only help me to understant the english..
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• China
22 Jun 09
i'm enjoy of the good english movies also but sometimes i can't find the right one. you know most of english movies contain some American slang.so i can hardly understand the meaning . can you commend me some good and weathy to watching movies?
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
CNN isn't the only option you have. try to watch other english shows that interests you... or try listening to english songs you like... :) that can be a good start. the lyrics of a song is easier to memorize. good luck. :)
• China
22 Jun 09
yeah.i agree with you entirely. some songs with good lyrics can be easier to memorize.especially the song which moved you before.