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 October 2021. Have you sat down before to watch a movie in English? You know the feeling. You’re excited to immerse yourself for a couple of hours in the language and culture. But after a couple of scenes, your dreams of watching an entire film in English are...
I'm excited to feature a guest post from felow language blogger Diego Cuadros who teaches at Spanishtomind.com. In this post, he shares his experiences of learning English through movies - and failing, and trying again, and failing, to eventually becoming proficient...
Updated September 2021 Let’s face it - listening is one of the most difficult skills to master when you’re learning a language. When you read and write, words are on the page in front of you. They don’t go anywhere. You feel secure and comfortable. When...