1）Insist on listening practice at least half an hour every day. Listening for a long time doesn’t ensure improvement of listening skills. Instead, it will cause brain fatigue waste your time. If you just spend half an hour every day with high concentration, you will make big progress over time.
Eg. Steven knew well that his English level was low. In order to improve it, he bought the easiest basic teaching materials to practice his listening. Every day, he chose passages that he was interested in to have dictation or follow the recording. Although his was busy at work didn’t have much time, he insisted on listening for at least half an hour every day. After a period of time, Steven could understthe CNN News.
2）Try to listen to asmuch original audio of foreigners’speeches as possible. This way, you can know get familiar with foreigners’ daily communication. Apart from English programs radio broadcasts, foreign movies television dramas will also give you a lot of help.
Eg. Anna got the chance to study aboard. To adapt a foreign environment quickly improve her listening skills, she always watched original movies or television dramas in her spare time. She consciously told herself to watch without reading the subtitles. She usually wrote down the words or sentences that she couldn’t understand. Then she watched again with subtitles. After a period of time, Anna improved a lot in listening, which made her life much easier aboard.
3）Attend English groups or speaking clubs to meet people who have the same interests. In an English environment, you can easily improve through listening to others’ stories expressing your own opinions.
Eg. Upon graduation, outgoing Cathy decided to attend public speaking clubs in the foreign trade industry to practice her listening speaking skills. In the meantime, she got the chance to meet new friends they always got together to discuss industrial information. After the graduation, Cathy received an offer from a famous foreign trade company.