Listening zone (15:00)
Do you want to understand native speakers? I’m not going to lie to you. Listening to a foreign language is difficult. That’s why working on your listening skills is vital for language learning.
Research shows that when we communicate, we spend around 40-50% of our time listening, 25-30% speaking, 11-16% reading and only 9% writing (although that last one might have changed in recent years due to the rise in social media).
The solution is to spend more time listening in our second language. However, it’s vital that we learn to listen effectively.
In this section, you’ll find listening activities and easy exercises to prove to yourself that you’ve understood what was said.