Is watching TV a good way to learn English, or any other language? Is it even possible? For a long time, I thought that watching TV (or Netflix, films, YouTube and so on) was good for students who want to practise their listening skills but maybe not much more than that. However, I've been thinking about it a bit more recently and I'm beginning to change my opinions slightly.
I did a survey on my Facebook group to see what people found the most difficult aspect of learning English and a lot of people said listening. (You can join my Facebook group by going to www.facebook.com/groups/learnenglishwithkatie.) So, I've put together a list of websites, apps and YouTube channels which I think are good for listening practice.
Do you want to improve your listening skills? The most important thing is to practise, practise, practise but if you would like more tips, keep reading. In this post, I'll give you some more ideas for how to get better at listening and where you can find some good materials.
Here are some fun videos to practise your listening. They are about April Fool's Day, which is today, 1st April!
Click here for a video about a dog who doesn't understand English!
Click here to read and watch videos about heroic dogs.
The Newsround website is actually aimed at children but don't let that put you off!
(Put off = make you not want or like something)
I think it's a good site for adult learners of English as the stories are short, use simple language and are often fun. Have a look at some other stories while you are here.
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