One of the best ways to hear real spoken English and improve your English listening skills is by watching TV series, soaps and films.
If you don't live in an English-speaking country then this is the best way to hear real English such as; collocations, colloquial expressions, idioms, slang and even regional dialects in real context.
You should be using them as part of your English practice regularly if your serious about improving.
To be confident in your listening abilities and understand native speakers, then you must practice with authentic audios like films, TV shows and dramas etc. .
In this post, we will look at how you can use these types of listening materials correctly to help develop your listening skills.
Why can’t I use phrasal verbs and collocations like a native speaker?
Have you ever tried to use these rather confusing pieces of language?
Or do you simply avoid using them in fear of getting them wrong?
Don’t worry most of the students I’ve met, feel this way.
Having a good command over phrasal verbs and collocations is one of the best ways, if not the best way to take your English skills to the next level.
In this post I want to share with you 3 tips to help you use phrasal verbs and collocations like a native speaker.
Do you feel nervous or shy when you speak English?
Are you scared of making mistakes and feeling stupid when you speak English?
If the answer is yes, it’s now time to make a change!
To make that change, you need to understand exactly why you feel this way so that you can eliminate those negative emotions and overcome the fears connected to speaking in English.
First of all, let’s look at why you feel the way you do and why you don’t have the confidence to speak in English as you would like…
Being productive with your English practice time is essential if you want to reach your goals.
You know what you want to achieve, but what is stopping you from achieving it?
Well, you of course!
You’re in control of your own action time and progress, nobody else is responsible. ONLY YOU!
So, whether you want to speak English fluently, improve your listening comprehension, learn to use phrasal verbs naturally, or speak like a native speaker, then you need to be more productive and constantly taking action towards your goals each day.
In this blog post I’m going to share my best advice to help you become extremely productive with your English practice, so that you can achieve huge results in a short amount of time.
Matthew & Becky
Native British Teachers
Online English Skills
We help English learners take their English skills to the next level.