The Radio is one excellent source of spoken English .You don’t have to sit down and stare at your radio — just let it soak in!
Radio a little too old-fashioned? You’ve no excuse — there’s internet radio, too, you know!
You need to listen to English as much as possible, whether
it’s music, movies, podcasts, speeches, debates or audiobooks, don’t stop listening!
To be successful use your smartphone with you
everywhere. You have a library of English audio that you should always listen to, again and again.
Listen on the bus, in the car, while walking, while jogging, in the gym, while
washing the dishes, while travelling on a train. You get the idea!
Learning language in chunks When you listen to BBC World Service radio, there are probably phrases or groups of words which you hear together all the time. For example, when announcers begin talking about a programme which is about to start, they usually say ‘Coming up next is…’. In this situation, ‘coming up next’ is a chunk of language – a phrase or group of words which you hear together all the time. But why are chunks important for better speaking? First of all, have a look at an extract from an interview with Icelandic singer, Bjork, talking about her albums ‘Debut’ and ‘Post