Still on the subject of listening: later this week, I'll add another "Six Minute English" listening comprehension. For now, however, I would like to point you to "Learning to Listen". This is in another area of the BBC's "Learning English" web site.
It's intended for people who are considering studying at an English-speaking university. So the emphasis is on English for academic purposes. Everyone, however, will find this useful.
I recommend clicking on Part 1. This is the introduction. You can listen immediately by clicking on the tiny loudspeaker icon. But I suggest that you download the programme as well, and don't forget also to download the script, which is in Adobe Acrobat format.
Here are two comprehension questions for you:
- How, according to the programme, can you become a better listener?
- How can you prepare for listening to English at an English-speaking university?
As always: do leave a comment below this message, or a quick note on the Tag Board, to say how useful you found this programme - or didn't, as the case may be.
Coming up soon: how to use the Concordancer web sites to find out how English words and expressions work. Look down the right hand column of this Blog, where useful sites are listed. Find the "See How English Is Really Used" section. Here are two questions for you:
- What's the difference in meaning between "think of" and "think about"?
- How many adjectives ending in "- ly" can you find?
That's all for now. More soon!