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
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Are You Making These 3 English Listening Mistakes?
Updated Feb 2023 Nobody likes making mistakes, especially English listening mistakes when you're trying to figure out how to understand native speakers. And yet, when it comes to listening, teachers and learners are making plenty of them. In this post,...
4 Best English Listening Practice Websites That Will Train Your Ears To Catch Fast Speech For Free
Looking for the best English listening practice websites? The great thing about learning English is that there’s so much material to listen to. For a start, the internet is in English! For instance, if you want to find a podcast to listen to, you can just type the...
Too Busy To Listen? Get Your Time And Your Life Back
Updated October 2022. Listen to this article as a blogcast or continue scrolling to read it.Read this first: approx reading time 8 minutes (I know you’re busy). “How’ve you been?”, asks a friend. “Busy”, you sigh. “What about you?”, you enquire. “Busy”, she sighs back...