Text books can be frustrating. We spend hours reading them, and afterwards we often feel that we remember very little! When I was at university, I spent a lot of time reading big books about history, and although I read the words, they didn’t stay in my brain very long…

Reading is a good skill, but listening is much, much more important if you want to speak well. Learn with your ears more than you learn with your eyes. Listening will show you how to say something a lot quicker and a lot more effectively than reading. Listen to understandable English frequently. Listen and repeat, pause and rewind, check pronunciation – listening can help you in so many ways that reading can’t.

Don’t be afraid to close your text book and listen to a podcast, or a radio show, or a CD instead.

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We are a couple, half English and half Indonesian. Corinne is an experienced teacher. She has taught in a well-known English school and has been a Director of Study. She has taught English to many top companies and government organisations in Indonesia. Currently, she works in an International school in Jakarta, teaching English to children. Giri has lots of experience working in many different areas of a language school, and of learning English. He knows how difficult it is! Currently he works for a leading English language school in Jakarta. We hope you find our blog useful!

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  1. […] Post 7 – Listen To Improve Your Spoken English « ingwhiz Post 7 – Listen To Improve Your Spoken English. Text books can be frustrating. We spend hours reading them, and afterwards we often feel that we remember very little! When I was at university, I spent a lot of time reading big … We are a couple, half English and half Indonesian. Corinne is an experienced teacher. She has taught in a well-known English school and has been a Director of Study. She has taught English to many top companies and government …https://ingwhiz.wordpress.com/2 .. […]

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