Listening to the radio is a great way to learn English! As you hear more English, you will start to recognize patterns and process English like a native speaker. Here are a few important tips when using the radio to learn another language:
Listen to Talk Radio
Listening to any English radio station is great but listening to talk radio news, like NPR (National Public Radio), is even better because they speak slowly and clearly. Talk radio is better than listening to music because it’s easy to tune out the words when you’re hearing music. Remember to repeat the words that you hear on the radio. Listen and repeat, listen and repeat, all day long.
Click here to find the NPR radio station in your city: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NPR_stations
Listen and Repeat
Podcasts are another great way to listen to talk shows on your phone. Learn English with these 5 free Podcasts – Click here to get started!
Learn the Words to Songs
Listening to songs in English can be helpful but you have to use a few tricks to make sure you are really learning. First, learn the words to your favorite song. You can look up the lyrics on the Internet or find a YouTube video with subtitles. Then sing along to your favorite song, over and over.
Sing Along with Songs
YouTube is great for singing along because you can search for songs that have closed captions or lyrics. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a good singer. Just sing your favorite song! If you sing it, you will remember it.
For example, here is the song “San Francisco” with lyrics.
Good luck, keep practicing and share this video with your friends on Facebook. If you can get more of your friends to start Revolution English, you’ll have more people to practice with!
Watch Peter and Miriam in this video talk about how to use these tips!