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
When I talk about dictations, what comes to mind? I live in France where the word for dictations is ‘dictée'. For French people, a 'dictée' evokes a French language classroom at school and a French teacher reading out a passage from a book carefully. The students...
“Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life.” Gretchen Rubin The internet houses a bizillion habit quotes (just Google the expression “habit quotes” and you’ll see what I mean). I chose that one because: It’s poetic I like architecture It’s...
Want to have a conversation in English? A lot of people are simply looking for some to speak to in English. Does that sound like you? No matter where you are in the world, that’s quite an easy problem to fix. You can go on an app or website like Tandem or iTalki where...