Listening Comprehension

Lesson #3 | How You Can Use Active Listening to Improve Your Comprehension

Lesson 3

Watch the video above as Andrea describes the 7 steps that you can begin implementing to start active listening.

Once you finish watching the video, make sure to check out the outline below with a refresher of the 7 steps.

In addition, we also want you to have the 7 Steps Cheat Sheet PDF.

Download it and print it out if you like.

Active Listening in 7 Steps!

1) Listen and read.

2) Listen and read while looking for unknown words
and expressions (underline/circle/highlight them).

  • Stop and study what you don’t know (Take notes!)

  • Write new phrases using the words and expressions
    in the same context/other contexts

3) Listen and read the transcript with vocabulary
and expressions highlighted (x2).

4) Understand what is being said: Answer questions about it.

  • Multiple choice questions – answer them as you listen

5) Paraphrase (summarize) what you heard.

  •  Write down what was said using your own words

6) Highlight the main facts of the story / dialogue / speech / etc.

  • Write down a list of the main facts

7) Learn from it (Use the vocabulary and phrases
learned in other contexts).

  • Write down phrases using what you learned in different contexts and look for synonyms and other uses and meanings

Want to start practicing?

Move on to the next lesson and you can listen and practice with two of our exclusive audios.