Tip for improving listening skills and increasing vocabulary

Posts162Likes46Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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I have proven myself it works very well! 

I've taken up a new hobby which is learning astrology and tarot and, as I'm always worried about improving my skills, decided to do so through youtube videos in English. To my surprise it ended up being a great exercise because the subject is really open, in terms of vocabulary. Of course, they deal most of time with feelings and psychological descriptions, but everything is possible to be discussed in that universe. I listen to at least one everyday, and I'm finally getting confident my listening skill is teacher level.

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If your tip is to watch videos on topics that interest you, I agree that it's very helpful for improving listening and vocabulary. But reading the transcript in addition can be even more helpful. Just how helpful can depend on several factors, for example, level. A person at a very low level may not understand enough to get use out of such videos without any aids. 

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts32Likes9Joined27/9/2019LocationИжевск / RU
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I agree. You are using a great method. I want to share my own. I try to instill good habits. One of them I consider the selection of synonyms and antonyms for words. It’s not so difficult and you can do it anywhere. Of course, reading books will be most effective. I also like to use dictionaries often. I advise you to get rid of the words of parasites, they really spoil your vocabulary.

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