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How to Listen for Details & Improve Your Skills

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An important listening skill is trying catch and understand the details you hear. So let's talk about ways to improve your skills by listening for details. Watch & learn. LINKS TO PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH Improve Your Listening w/ Audiobooks. FREE TRAIL! http://www.audibletrial.com/InteractiveEnglish Find an English Teacher/Tutor (Recommended Sites) italki: http://bit.ly/italki_InteractiveEnglish Lingoda: http://bit.ly/Lingoda_InteractiveEnglish Verbling: http://bit.ly/Verbling_InteractiveEnglish Eliminate Writing Mistakes Grammarly: http://bit.ly/Grammarly_InteractiveEnglish Read about Wes’ Teaching Adventures Happy Time Go Fast (South Korea): http://amzn.to/2FmYhSS Watermelon Is Life (Namibia): http://amzn.to/2FEjE1j Learn English with Us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InteractiveEng/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/interactiveeng/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/interactiveeng Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/interactiveeng Other Shout-Outs: Royalty-free images provided by Pixabay Emoji provided free by http://emojione.com **Affiliate Links: Please know that links to Audible, italki, Lingoda, Verbling, Grammarly, as well as any Amazon products are affiliate links. We earn commission through these links. THANKS FOR WATCHING!
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Text Comments (134)
Ednilso Muller (1 day ago)
I thought he had passed away in 2013.
Interactive English (21 hours ago)
You're right. We made a note about it in the pinned comment. Thanks so much for your comment. 😃
David m (2 days ago)
Lit
David m (2 days ago)
cool
Interactive English (2 days ago)
Thanks for commenting David. Glad you enjoyed the activity. Have a great weekend! 😃👍
SHAHID ALI (3 days ago)
hello
Interactive English (3 days ago)
Hi Shahid. Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. Hope you have a great day! 😊
Thanks for amazing practice in listening English.As for me, my writing skills are better than listening.When I was studying at University, we done a lot of exercises and stepped up our writing level.But now thanks for many resources in Internet we have opportunity to improve the listening skills.😘
Interactive English (4 days ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the activity & found it useful. You're right. There are so many wonderful resources on the internet for practicing your listening skills. Keep up the good work! 😃👍
Vagno Antonio Xavier (19 days ago)
Im listening your class here in Brazil,Frutal city. Im learning alone. Kisses for you
Interactive English (18 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. We hope you enjoyed the listening activity. 😊
Give like if you have seen this video but understand nothing. The bad when your english too measureless
Andres Gonzalez (19 days ago)
I just subscribed to your channel because I find it very useful to learn English. Thanks for helping people who want to learn
Interactive English (19 days ago)
Thank you for subscribing Andres! We're so glad you find our lessons useful. Keep on practicing and have a wonderful day!
SMN RYMD (20 days ago)
It's sometimes difficult
Interactive English (19 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & sharing with us. Yes, listening can be challenging. We hope you enjoyed the activity and could practice your listening skills. Keep up the good work! 👍
Abdeillah Hassaini (20 days ago)
I appreciate so much this .would y please go ahead with the same
Interactive English (20 days ago)
Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the listening activity. We'll make more lessons like this in the future. Have a great day! 😃👍
Mike Wallace (20 days ago)
Thanks Vic
Mike Wallace (20 days ago)
I am hearing impaired and would like to see where the noise is coming from in the mouth related to the IPA. Being able to read the exact sound is important...this will help with understanding and listening. I live in Thailand which has a tonal language. My Thai really got much better after learning a bit where the sounds come from in the mouth.
Interactive English (20 days ago)
Hi Mike. Thanks for commenting. That's a great question. I think a useful resource for identifying sounds in the mouth is the University of Iowa's Phonetic Webpage. Here's a link: http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/index.html#english Just scroll down to where it says "Website Version" and click on that. 👍
vilma rios (21 days ago)
The first 6 minutes she keeps saying the same thing and paying atention who is in line. She doesn't go right to the point, it's kind of boring.
LIKE ! SUCCESS.
I loved your accent, it's perfect.
Interactive English (21 days ago)
Thanks so much for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the activity. Hope you have a great day! 😊
Ssss Ssss (22 days ago)
wow.that was verey useful and guide it to the headway thank you teacher.
Interactive English (22 days ago)
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the listening activity. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Luis Miguel Cruz (24 days ago)
help me to speak English
Interactive English (23 days ago)
Thanks for commenting Luis. That's great you want to improve your English. Here are some other video lessons you might find helpful: 👍 How Improve Your Speaking: https://youtu.be/-fFjhzX9WnE5 Tips to Improve English Fluency: https://youtu.be/zKyJeHWp3qsThe Best Pronunciation Resources to Practice Speaking: https://youtu.be/-QjLmgd6zwM
Nimfa Magda Rojas (25 days ago)
hello from Bolivia
Interactive English (24 days ago)
Hello Nimfa and thank you for your comment. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Lorenzo Tejeira C. (25 days ago)
1995
Lorenzo Tejeira C. (25 days ago)
1994
Christian Dufourmentel (24 days ago)
"Thank you for giving ...." You're welcome my friend. I'm always glad to help out.
Lorenzo Tejeira C. (24 days ago)
Thank you for give me the correct answer...
Christian Dufourmentel (24 days ago)
No, Lorenzo. 5 December 2013
Interactive English (24 days ago)
Hi Lorenzo. Thanks for commenting & participating in the listening activity. Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 😃👍
Christian Dufourmentel (25 days ago)
Nice, indeed! However allow I to point out something. I'm French and if you'd asked for me the same thinks in my mother language I could have made mistakes. There is a series of figures to be memorized.... It's not that easy. For example : A lady want to cook in accordance with the preselected recipe and instructions.... She is supposed to read in her language, ok? I am sure she'll have to make sure of everything to have likened. Indeed, good training. Not that easy. Thank you. Christian.
Interactive English (24 days ago)
Just a heads up, "exercise" can be used in different contexts. As a noun, it can refer to either a physical or mental activity. For example: When outside, you can do an exercise. (running) / At school, you can do an exercise. (work activity) 👍
Christian Dufourmentel (24 days ago)
Thank you ! Uh! Forgive my boldness but I am afraid you made a mistake. "This is a challenging exercice..." Well, AFAIK (As far as I know) to exercise ( UK verb). "to exercice" (US verb) and "an exercice" (noun), right? Haha! Even natives and teachers can make mistakes, don't they? I cannot help but correct mistakes of others. Why? I can't help it (I can't resist) I hope so much to be corrected by better than me. I must say that I am a former competitor, (I love challenges). and accustomed to the exams' rigor. this strange need for perfection, and to go beyond one's knowledge. In a friendly manner. Regards. Christian.
Interactive English (24 days ago)
Thanks for commenting Christian. You're right. This is a challenging exercise, even for native English speakers. Many have asked us about listening activities, so we hope to do more in the future. Possibly even turn it into a podcast at some point. Hope you have a great day! 😃
md ansari (26 days ago)
When I watch movies, I don't get most of them.
Interactive English (25 days ago)
Hi, thank you for your comment. I get what you mean. Watching movies can be a little difficult because people tend to speak faster and use more idioms. In the classroom, it's a little different- teachers speak slower, and we tend not to use as many idioms. I would recommend maybe using subtitles in English when you watch something.That could help you "catch" more information, and detect what it is that you're not hearing. I will say this though: the more you do something, the easier it will become. So keep watching them and your listening will improve!
Kanwaldip Kaur (26 days ago)
Hi interactive English, I can read and understand I can write too,though not very good.My problem is ,I can not understand what is spoken on TV,in movies and in lectures.My ears listen n listen but I cannot follow what is said.
Kanwaldip Kaur (26 days ago)
Interactive English thank you
Interactive English (26 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & sharing with us. I think many learners feel the same about TV/movies. I'd recommend using subtitles from time to time, so that you improve your comprehension while identifying the words/phrases with the quick speech. Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 😃👍
Kanwaldip Kaur (26 days ago)
Two table spoons
Interactive English (26 days ago)
Yup, you got it! Thank you for doing the activity Kanwaldip!
Kanwaldip Kaur (26 days ago)
Sugar and palm oil
Interactive English (26 days ago)
Yup, you got it! Thank you for answering!
Kanwaldip Kaur (26 days ago)
50
Interactive English (26 days ago)
That's correct, thank you for answering!
Sarween Abdulla (28 days ago)
Thanks alot absolutely it is very useful
Interactive English (27 days ago)
Thank you for commenting! I'm so glad you found this lesson useful! Have a great day!
95 years
Interactive English (27 days ago)
Thank you for commenting Jailton! 95 is the right answer. Great job and we are happy you are improving your listening skills with us :) Have a great day!
fong beng (28 days ago)
Hello, sir, can we say " I hold my urine or my hunger"?. Thank's
Interactive English (28 days ago)
Thanks for commenting! That's a good question. Instead of saying "I hold my urine," you would just say "I'm holding it." People understand that "it" means "urine." As for hunger, we don't really use it that way. People can "stave off hunger," but I think it's more common just to say "I'm not eating right now." Hope this helps! 😊
yasin Nasrollahpoor (29 days ago)
It depens on the pace of speaking I think. But yes it's kinda hardest part to improve our language skills.
Interactive English (28 days ago)
Thanks so much for sharing with us Yasin. You're absolutely right. Some people speak really fast while others speak slowly. Just keep practicing & you're sure to improve your listening skills. 😊👍
Ibrahim Dauda (29 days ago)
Thanks, this really made my day! I really enjoyed this lesson.
Ibrahim Dauda (29 days ago)
Interactive English yeah, thanks for your prompt reply.....!
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks for your comment Ibrahim. I'm glad you enjoyed the activity. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Shaseen Aliganga (29 days ago)
thumps up Ionna! thanks for this very helpful video
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks so much! I'm glad the lesson was useful. Have a great day! ❤
Thank you for your efforts. I like to listen to English lessons particularly your channel Interctiv English.
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks so much Aimanno. We hope you enjoyed this listening activity. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😊
Abdikarem Jama (29 days ago)
Sounds great thank you much l definitely appreciate it and we make this channel as large as possible
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. And we hope our channel continues to grow. 😉 Have a wonderful day! 🎉
Samy (29 days ago)
Nice video
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😊
Sarween Abdulla (29 days ago)
Oh i was busy that time and I couldn't see this video live I hoped I was with you
Sarween Abdulla (28 days ago)
S we
Sarween Abdulla (28 days ago)
Interactive English q11
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. Hope you can join us next Saturday! 😉
amardeep kumar (1 month ago)
I am from India....
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Hi. Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. Hope you enjoyed the activity. Have a great day! 😃👍
Kashif Ali Khan (1 month ago)
nice video
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks for commenting. I hope you enjoyed the activity. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😊
kimquyen le (1 month ago)
He passed away in 1999
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & participating in the activity. I made a mistake on this part. Nelson Mandela passed way in 2013 (not 1999) at the age of 95. Sorry for any confusion. Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 😃👍
Ali Imran Allahwala (1 month ago)
1994
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Great job! Thanks for answering & participating in the activity. 😃
Ali Imran Allahwala (1 month ago)
Thanks
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 👍
nice
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. Hope you enjoyed the activity. Have a great day! 😊
Gisele Estrada (1 month ago)
Thanks for this lesson!🙊 I improve my listening skills by listening to music in english and watching your videos. By the way, I love your videos!🎥
Interactive English (29 days ago)
Thanks so much Gisele. We appreciate your sharing with us. Listening to music & watching videos are great ways to practice your skills. Keep it up! 👏
Bin Aljabri (1 month ago)
Hi from Yemen ⚘🖒
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Hi. Thanks so much for commenting & checking out the lesson. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Nat Morada (1 month ago)
Hi guys, thank you so much for this very useful lesson and tips!! It was amazing! Have a nice weekend!
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Hi Nat. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you found the lesson helpful. Hope you have a nice weekend as well. 😃👍
gertrudis ramirez (1 month ago)
Thank I love this classes. Can you continue more classes for improving listening?
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Hi. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson. And yes, we'll have more listening lessons & practices in the future. 😃👍
Yasir Omar (1 month ago)
1994
Yasir Omar (1 month ago)
same to you! thanks
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Hi Yasir. Thanks for commenting & participating in the lesson. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😊
Janusz Boron (1 month ago)
95
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Perfect. Thanks so much for answering! Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 👍
Janusz Boron (1 month ago)
Hi, 1994
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Excellent. Thanks for commenting & participating in the lesson. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😊
Bruce (1 month ago)
Hi, followed you several months, like your videos, very novel. By the way, the first article you read has a mistake, Nelson Mandela died in 2013 not 1999.
Bruce (1 month ago)
=) Have a great day too~
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. And thanks for pointing out the mistake. You're absolutely right. We got that year mixed up because he was president until 1999. We'll make a note about this in the pinned comment. Have a great day! 😃👍
Walter Soares (1 month ago)
I practice my listening skills every single day and I'm really improve that's ability but, I need extra time to understand the main idea, you know? There's a little bit delay in my thoughts!
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for sharing with us. Just keep practicing & those thoughts will become quicker and quicker. 👍
MrNilds (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot. This is very helpful for the students
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you think the lesson is useful. Hope you have a great day! 😊
Barbara Witkowska (1 month ago)
hi , it is easy to me to understad the texts, but writing is really challenge for me , I have never learned English at school, I am 57 yers old and i am struggeling with English many years,
NTUYE Ngogass (16 days ago)
Hi,for me listening is very hard and speaking but writing i,easy
Barbara Witkowska (29 days ago)
It would be awesome !!!
Barbara Witkowska (1 month ago)
Dear Josh , thank you for your kind advice. Greetings from Poland
Josh Galifianakis (1 month ago)
Hello Ms. Barbara, just one cent of my opinion - if you want to improve your written English, spelling is one of the most important ingredients and of course there are many other stuffs for you to explore. It's "struggling," not "struggeling."
Barbara Witkowska (1 month ago)
it is said that your last mistake is your best teacher
Igor Pavlenko (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks for your comment Igor. I'm glad you enjoyed the listening activity. Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊
Dariel Cars (1 month ago)
I have an exam on Monday 😅 and listening and reading are the tests
Dariel Cars (1 month ago)
Interactive English thank you .I wasn't in the live because i was slepping 😅.I need to say that I can understand you in this video 90%.I hope I can improve my English soon.
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks for commenting Dariel. Best of luck to you on your exam! Hope you have a wonderful day. 😊
Dariel Cars (1 month ago)
So difficult 😑
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Keep practicing & keep up the good work! 👍
Victória (1 month ago)
My listening skills talking to english speakers (native or not) are good, I guess, I can have hours of conversation, but I can't handle the pronunciation when I watch movies, I need subtitles because it sounds like people: speak too fast, whisper all the time or/and are too lazy to talk XD
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks for sharing with us Victoria. Using subtitles from time to time is a great way to practice matching up pronunciation along with the words or phrases. Keep up the good work! 👍
Mayi Salas (1 month ago)
GOOD MORNING. .. HAPPY SATURDAY..!! GREETINGS....
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Hi. Thanks for commenting & checking out the lesson. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday! 😊
Prabha Tom (1 month ago)
Hiii
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Hi Prabha Tom! How's it going? Thanks so much for commenting. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday! 😊
Interactive English (1 month ago)
How do you practice your LISTENING SKILLS? 🔊 Let us know! We love hearing from you guys. 😍 **CORRECTION: In the first listening activity there is a mistake. Nelson Mandela passed away in 2013 (not 1999). He was president of the country until 1999. Sorry for any confusion.
Edgard Lopez (1 month ago)
Hi Fantastic class regards
Interactive English (1 month ago)
Thanks so much Edgard. I'm really glad you enjoyed the listening activity. Hope you have a great day! 😃👍

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