Welcome to the Leo Listening BlogRegular articles, tips and advice on understanding spoken English
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Understand native speakers: hard to understand aren’t they? Here’s why & what to do about it
Understand English movies: understand movies and TV shows without subtitles
Listening tips: improve your English listening skills with these tips
Podcast: improve your listening in English with my podcast episodes from the archive
Interviews: expert interviews on listening skills, language learning, living abroad and more
Motivation and Mindset: boost your motivation to understand fast English
Updated March 2021. One of the most powerful tools for developing your listening skills could be hiding under your favourite videos: the interactive transcript. I’ve talked quite a lot recently about transcripts on this blog, especially in the context of podcasts....
Updated February 2021 Ever been to an online conference? Wondering what the hell I'm talking about? An online conference is basically a traditional conference, with talks and speakers and meeting new people, transferred online. Not to be confused with conference calls...
How can we make sense of the most difficult year of our collective lives? Through the magic of cinema. Going forward with Leo Listening in 2021, I want to focus not only on helping you understand movies in English and native English speakers without subtitles, but...