Every duck treasure who decides to break up with IELTS must have been very familiar with one word—Intensive Listening.
However, many duck treasures are somewhat skeptical about this “legend” approach to success: it looks quite bullish, but it seems that there aren’t many people who really improve their listening skills through this method. What’s going on here? Today, my sister learned to come and talk to everyone and listen carefully to solve your doubts.
First of all, is there any use for fine listening?
Knock the blackboard: As long as the method is proper, listening is a very useful way to improve English listening. Long-term fine listening can not only improve the listening level, but also help to calibrate pronunciation, memorize words and improve language sense. However, intensive listening is also a method that requires long-term adherence in order to see the effect. Many duck treasures have insufficient patience, often persisting for less than a week, or even giving up for only two or three days. This is certainly not seeing progress.
Which materials are suitable for practicing intensive listening?
Because some duck treasures are practiced for breaking up IELTS, and some students just want to improve their English, so learn to speak separately.
Conventional listening material
1. VOA Slow English
Voice of America official authorized English learning materials are very good entry-level fine listening materials. The content is based on news, and the speed of speech is relatively slow, which allows the students to understand the content more easily.
2. VOA English
Slower English than VOA Slow English, so it sounds relatively strenuous. You can start with VOA Slow English and go to a certain level before moving to VOA Fast English.
3. “Traveling to the United States” series
The famous English series is not only very authentic, but also has a lot of supporting learning materials. The full set of materials includes the “Travel to the United States” volumes, idioms that must be mastered throughout the United States, and the USA cultural background.
Nowadays, more and more audio book materials are available, covering a wide range of contents, including novels, non-fiction, and biographical materials. Everyone can practice what they are interested in. We need to remind everyone that we should try to find sound materials for real people to read. Do not use an English reader because the reader is entirely a mechanical pronunciation. Although the sound is accurate, there is no ups and downs, which is very detrimental to English learning.
5. CNN News English
Relatively difficult, it is felt that students who are struggling to listen to can use it to practice extensive listening, and students with a relatively high level of listening ability can use it to practice fine listening to maintain high-level English listening skills.
Cambridge IELTS Zhenti
Now that the Cambridge Zhenti has come out to the Sword 12, the school sister personally suggested that everyone can Use 4-7 to practice intensive listening, and use 8-12 as a late-stage quiz. In addition, tell you a little secret that schoolmate has never been rumored: Many students will say that after finishing the real problem, they will not do it. in fact, Candidates in class A can also listen with class G and vice versa 。
Cambridge IELTS Zhenti itself comes with a listening comprehension, and New Oriental produced “Cambridge IELTS Zhenti Jingcai” series of books is to listen to the test sites, vocabulary, sentence patterns, etc. are summarized one by one. Use these materials to practice intensive listening, the effect will be better than expected
2. “IELTS Test Listening”
Although this book is not so famous in the circle, if you really don’t practice it, you can see this.
The book is written by the Englishman Mark Morgan. He is a Native Speaker who has worked on IELTS research for many years. He has a good grasp of IELTS listening questions. Although the titles in this book are easier than the real ones, the whole book chapters are very well organized. Well, step by step.
Before practicing intensive listening, make clear the following three points:
Persist for a long time
Since it takes a long time for intensive listening and it is slow to perform, it is difficult for many students to stick to it. However, if you read the high score sharing experience of your sister, you will know that “sound listening” is a recurring word. So please don’t doubt, insist on listening, there will be a qualitative leap.
Grasp the essence of listening: continuous repetition
Listening to the original text after listening to it can’t be called listening. The purpose of intensive listening is to find out where and why you don’t understand and why you don’t understand it. Repeatedly, you will find that there are many things that prevent us from understanding sentences, such as continuous reading, different usages of some commonly used words, plosives, and beautiful sounds. Differences between English and English, and so on.
The follow-up of intensive listening: summary plus imitation
Listening and speaking, like reading and writing, are all processes that can transform what you learn into one another. After careful listening:
1. Summarize the pronunciation of words in sentences. For example, when the word appears in a sentence, you can only hear the sound of -cause, but based on part of speech, context, and meaning of the sentence, you can guess that it is cause.
2. Summarize the situation of continuous reading. For example, instead of the phrase, you hear sounds similar to sdead of, but you can gain experience by repeatedly doing jingle listening. You know that it is probably instead of.
Specific steps for listening
Having said so much, how does narration go? What are the specific steps? First, you need to prepare the following materials: a blank sheet, your listening material, a signature pen, a red pen, and a hearing notebook. Specific steps:
1 Listen and write. After listening to a sentence, everyone presses the pause button and recalls the general meaning of the sentence in their minds. If you don’t hear it clearly, go back and hear it again and again, until the general sentence is formed and written on blank paper, and then proceed to the next sentence.
2 After listening to a paragraph, check the listening source and compare all the details of the sentence you wrote down with the listening source. At the beginning you will find that you missed or heard a lot of mistakes, but after a lot of practice, these conditions will be less and less.
3 Summarize your own mistakes, analyze what is the reason for missed or misunderstood, that is, do not know the word, do not know the correct pronunciation of the word or the situation of continuous reading, weak reading, etc., and will draw conclusions and easily misunderstood content Summarized to the notebook.
4 After listening to all, follow the recording to read aloud, imitating its pronunciation and voice intonation.
In short, if you want to become a 7+ hearing expert, the most reliable thing is to persistently practice listening. Doing more listening questions is not as effective as listening to several articles.