On Using English for Academic Purposes

You are going to find here examples - theoretical then put into practice - of Study Skills in English.

4.Developing Listening Skills
Make practice on the following AUDIO DOCUMENTS. After listening to each audio reflect on the following:

  1. the topic
  2. the main ideas
  3. key words
  4. title/headline
  5. summary
  6. the meaning conveyed by the text
  7. other questions to develop

After having listened to the ten audios above and thought of the seven steps mentioned before, proceed to work the following:

Keep on your practice with the audio tracks below:

....Now for a more funny side of listening skill...

First listen to this song of one of my favourite British stars'....:Go clik to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_8IXx4tsus
Pay attention to the lyrics and take a pen to write them down...Then check your understanding here:
Nothing funny till now, just nice...Try for having fun to listen to this LITERAL VIDEO on Bowie's China Girl since you know the original lines.....In fact, 'a literal music video, also called a literal video version, is a parody of an official music videoclip in which the lyrics have been replaced with lyrics that describe the visuals in the video.'
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literal_music_video, retrieved on November 4, 2011, 8:25 p.m.)....

Also try this FUNNY Beatles:
original video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hIV7jwLXt8 (see the original lyrics here:
literal video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJ2yWvGnkI

Ant the unforgettable Oueens' I want to break free: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM8Ss28zjcE
Ckeck out the original lyrics here:
literal video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxt6gJtftTw&feature=endscreen&NR=1

For a more nostalgic listening....one piece of my Rock and Young years...oldies but ALWAYS goldies..!

Listening to great songs and watching videos- good ways of practice...