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During the progress to improve my speaking skill, another problem discovered
I want to improve my speaking skill when I came here. But I discovered that there are 2 serious problem prevent me from improving my speaking skill.
1. My listening skill is too suck. The reason may be the 3 below:
a. The native speaker speak too fast.
b. I don’t get used to with the accent.
c. Some of words, there stress, intonation change when they are connected each other. This usually only happens in native speakers. They usually skip some syllable when speaking.
Although there are many course taught in English in my place, the lecturer always speak at the student’s comfort speed to ensure that every students can understand.
This gives me absolute no help at all. When I get out of the course, and face the people who speak English. It is the total different case. I can’t even clearly listen even words they speak, how can I speak with them?
2. The next problem come from group discussion.
It happens every time when I come to some learning English group. Usually, the people with better listening and speaking skill dominate the time.
I don’t know what I can do. I just sit along with them and listen to what they say. Sometimes, I can speak 1 or 2 sentence, but this give me no help. When they are speaking, it is not that good to break them and ask them” I don’t understand, could you repeat, there are other who understand and want to go on. This also happens in the skype group here. Not that good to ask the other to repeat.
Now that, I use some of the audio clip to practice my listening skill.
At first, I listen to the BBC learning English, I found it is quite hard comparing with the lesson I attended.
I following sections are what I have
Many of “6 minutes English”
Many of “The English we speak”
And some others,
I still not finished, still have some for the past years. Too many at all.
But I don’t know if I can improve by listening to them over and over. I don’t know after some time later. I can still understand or not what they say after I see the script when I found some sentence I can work out after listening to them over and over.
I might forget them all.
When I feel boring by just listen to BBC
I found some audio clips on the talkenglish.com. They are
34 beginner lesson
34 intermediate lesson
34 advanced lesson
I have listened to all of them, found very difficult when I first listened to them. But after I finish the 102 lesson for many times. When I come back to listen BBC. I found that they are easier.
The 102 lesson is really a hell to me. Many of them, I can’t fully understand every without seeing the script.
By listening to these audio clip. Can’t really improve my listening skill. It makes me have a feeling that I am being surrounded by English. Something likes getting used to listen to English. But when I speak to the other in English. “Excuse me. Could you speak one more time” is my first respond. Although, I have no problem after I heard them second.
I don’t know what should I do in the next step. Keep to listen those audio clip and keep to find some not too easy audio clips.
I would like to chat with some of your at mean time. It is Okay. I am some problem with skype. I can't choose my skype ID when I register. I register it by phone no. I can't tell what my skype ID is. This make me feel annoying. I open a discord A/C.
I post my discord or skype here if it is ok to do that.