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Becky: Listeners, how much of your target language can you truly understand when you listen?
Peter: Most beginners can only pick out a few words. But did you know that you can improve on this and understand everything you hear?
Becky: Welcome to an Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of Innovative Language... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In today’s Sunday News, we’re talking about the 3 tactics that are guaranteed to sharpen your listening skills...
Peter: ...and allow you to understand more of the language.
Peter: Welcome back to Sunday News, Listeners...
Becky: ...and here’s a question especially for those beginners out there.
Peter: How much can you truly understand when you listen to your target language?
Becky: Most beginner learners can only pick out a few words....
Peter: ...and everything else just goes in one ear and out the other.
Becky: Peter, I can definitely relate to this. With Japanese, I don’t really “listen,” I tend to look for words I already know.
Peter: Becky, A lot of learners actually do that. But what happens is that you’re not understanding the language 100%.
Becky: So, how do you improve your listening and comprehension skills?
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Becky: Alright. So Peter, how do you improve your listening and comprehension skills?
Peter: Well, this is definitely a trouble spot for a lot of beginners Becky.
Becky: That’s why we’re talking about 3 tactics that will sharpen your listening skills.
Peter: Let’s get into the first one. There’s actually a whole video lesson series...
Becky: ...that’s designed purely to test and improve your listening skills.
Peter: It’s called the Listening Comprehension series.
Becky: You can find it in the Bonus Video Lessons section of the site.
Peter: In the lesson, you’ll hear a dialogue in your target language, and based on that dialogue...
Becky:...You’ll be asked to answer a question to check if you understood.
Peter: There are no translations here except for the subtitles.
Becky: So everything you hear is in your target language.
Peter: This is a great way to test your listening skills. Read along with the subtitles to understand everything.
Becky: And you can play it again and again, until you actually understand everything.
Peter: That’s the second tactic. Listeners, you should be reviewing lesson dialogues again and again.
Becky: Most learners listen to a lesson and move on. But by reviewing it again...
Peter: ...You make sure that you fully understand what you hear.
Becky: The key to understanding every. single. word. is to review again and again.
Peter: With audio lessons, you get the dialogue track so you can listen to JUST the conversation again and again.
Becky: You can do this with the Line by Line Audio too.
Peter: The third tactic is to read along. If you’re not understanding the words you hear...
Becky: ...Reading along is the best way to get the meaning instantly.
Peter: Read along with the Line-by-Line feature, or the PDF lesson notes.
Becky: You can read it in the target language, the transliterated version, or the translated version.
Peter: You can do this for any lesson on the site with these awesome tools.
Becky: So remember, try out the Listening Comprehension Video Series...
Peter: ...Review by listening again and again...
Becky: ...And read along so you never miss a word.
Peter: And listeners, if you want complete access to our entire learning system....
Becky: Which is all of our best lessons, study tools, exclusive apps, and features like the Line by Line and Lesson Notes...
Peter: Take advantage of a quick 30% OFF Premium by March 6th, 2015.
Becky: Unlock the entire learning system at a great discount...
Peter: ...just by clicking on the link in the lesson description!


Becky: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*


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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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​How do you practice your Spanish listening skills?

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Tuesday at 02:16 PM
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Hola Gringo viejo,

Gracias por tu comentario, estamos felices de que estés disfrutando de tus lecciones!

Aquí algunas correciones:

Mis habilidades para escuchar parecen como algo que cayo fuera de la parte trasera de la vaca, pero estoy mejorando escuchando diálogos del lecciones.



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Gringo viejo
Monday at 02:57 AM
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Mis habilidades para escuchar parece como algo cayo fuera de parte atresera de la vaca alto, pero estoy convertiendo mejor por escuchando dialogos del lecciones.

Traduccion: My listening skills seem like something that fell out of the backside of a tall cow, but I'm becoming better by listening to lesson dialogues.

Note: Colloquialism alert!