Why Study Listening

There are two main reasons to study listening comprehension:

  • To become a good listener
  • To develop good English
Learning to Listen

Listening requires special skills:

  • You need to know the sound system.
  • You need to understand intonation and tone of voice.
  • You need to understand different ways people say things.
  • You need to know words only used in speech.
  • You need to know spoken grammar.

You learn these by listening.

But most of all, you need to learn to understand people speaking quickly.