If you’ve been learning English for some time, you have probably worked hard on your language listening skills – and you probably still struggle to understand everything you listen to!
Something to remember is that sometimes it’s difficult to listen effectively in your own language, and that good listening skills can be learnt.
MindTools website has advice on active listening, and is aimed at people at work. Forbes magazine has more tips on better listening. Listen and read at the same time to the article on Quick and Dirty Tips for better listening – the link to listen is in the top right of the page – just above the video.
And when you want to go back to straightforward English language listening skills – there’s lots here at LearnEnglishDE