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Listen hear



Hello everybody. In this session we are going to review some of the vocabulary that you learned in session one.

First there was the verb "to listen to". The sentence was: "When you are listening to this CD our new English class has started." To listen to means to hear actively. You can listen to the news on the radio or to music. You can also listen to English texts to practise your English. To listen to something or to someone means you hear the sound someone is making. We hear with our ears. For example, the sound you hear can be music or spoken language. The person who is listening is called "a listener". We hear with our ears. You are my listener now and I hope you can hear me loud and clear.

The second verb I'd like to explain is the verb "to improve". To improve means to make something better. If you want to improve your English, that is to make it better, you must practise it on a regular basis. For example, you should listen to English spoken every day for 5 to 10 minutes following our texts. There are a lot of things we can improve: We can improve our standard of living, or the relationship with other people. We can also improve our physical condition.

OK, I hope this session helps you improve your listening skills. Bye for now.
Author: Torsten Daerr