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Improve English listening skill by listening News

We know reading and listening your favourite news is the key to improve your English.
So that each article on DictateNews.com is attached with a dictation video.
Like this video:


We try to speak (dictate) news slowly and clearly for your ears.

Here are some notes to make effective learning:

1. Keep in mind this thing: You are not learning, You are reading Newspaper!
2. Choose News you really like to read and listen.

Listening Steps:
There are two strategies to listening

First way:
1. Listen DictateNews for the first time without reading, try to catch up headlines and announcements.
2. Let's read (speak loudly), look up for new vocabulary if needed.
3. Listen again.

Second way:
1. Listen DictateNews for the first time without reading, try to catch up headlines and announcements.
2. Use Shadowing technicque.
A technique called shadowing is a good way to work on your pronunciation, rhythm and intonation. Shadowing is a technique where you practice repeating after the speaker as soon as possible. This is different than a normal listen and repeat technique. Don’t wait and listen to the whole sentence and then repeat. You want to repeat as soon as possible almost at the same time as the speaker.

Overview steps (Optional):

Try to ask yourself if you caught up the news meaning.

There are some questions you can try:

Have you seen the story about…?
Have you heard about the guy who…?
Did you read the story of…?
I've just read about…
The paper's reporting a story about…

Commenting on a news item you're reading:

Wait til you hear this!
I can't believe this…
You'll never believe it, but…

Say Headlines and announcements

In both newspapers and on TV news, headlines in English are frequently in a present tense. This is because we consider the news to be happening almost now.
"Man dies in fire." (Newspaper heading.)
"A man has died in a house fire caused by a faulty gas oven." (Announcement on TV news.)
When we comment on the news, we also often use a present tense, such as the present perfect.
They've just said on the news that…
They've just announced…

Judging the news

If we have a negative opinion of how the news is reported, we can say:
That's just sensationalist!
They should check their facts!
I think they're completely biased.
They shouldn't be allowed to say / write things like this!
You shouldn't believe everything you read in the paper!
If we have a positive opinion, we can use adjectives like well-balanced, fair (reporting), objective, impartial, or in-depth.
"The World Today" usually has well-balanced coverage of the news.
There's some very fair reporting about the protests.
"News at Nine" is usually objective / impartial.
This is a really in-depth article about the economy.

Useful verbs to talk about the news

to report (to report a story, to report that…)
to announce (announce a result, announce a decision)
to state (= more formal equivalent of "say)
to go on the record as saying (to say something publicly)
to be off the record (to not be "official")
to leak (to make public certain information which should be confidential – especially political strategy)
to publish (publish findings, publish the results of a survey, publish financial results)
to publicise (make something public, often to increase awareness – publicise the risks, publicise a new film)
to broadcast (a TV channel broadcasts programmes)

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