Do you get frustrated at your English listening? I want to share three tricks to try TODAY to help you REAL listening. These will help you on exams, but they are for real, actionable English in REAL LIFE. Whether you're meeting people, having conversations with people, or watching TV or movies, these tricks will help you.
Below, you will be able to listen to this week's episode of the More Than English Podcast, and you will see some key expressions that you can use to IMPROVE you English speaking as well!
VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
Moving along – We’re progressing in something/ Something is continuing.
“We are just moving along here, aren’t we.”
To turn somebody off – to stop listening to somebody
“Before you turn me off here...”
I find it a bit… – Express your feeling or opinion about something..
“I find it a bit curious.”
You get one shot/ one crack at sth – to have one chance at something (Purple Belt)
“Some listening exams, you get one shot.”
Well, for one… – Fluency builder + begin a list of important information.
“Well, for one, know why you’re listening.”
To get lost – To lose your place in a listening or reading
“You might get lost and get frustrated.”
To pick out – (phrasal verb) To notice or to choose something specific
“Don’t try to pick out every single word.”
Make a mental note – To notice something and remember it in your mind (Purple Belt)
“Try to make a mental note how you listen to something in your language.”
Here and there – To occasionally do something (Purple Belt)
“You probably miss some words here and there.”
Fill in the blanks – To assume information that you missed (Blue Belt)
“You probably listen to the message and fill in the blanks if you miss something.”
To miss the forest for the trees – You miss the big picture because you’re focused on a single detail
Hang out – (Phrasal Verb) To spend time with your friends.
Step back and think – To pause and think about something
“Step back and think, ‘What is this person trying to communicate to me?’”
Did you catch any other phrasal verbs or expressions you like? Write them below or on my Facebook page or on Twitter.
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