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Are audiobooks useful?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam Sterling Sep 4, 2017. 10 Replies

I think reading a book and listening to the narration at the same time can be very good. In my humble opinion, the main benefit is to learn to think in English. What do yu think?Continue


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Liam Sterling replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"Of course, audiobooks are as useful as ordinary books. Simply, in some situations, they are more convenient to use. And in terms of the fact that you can not concentrate and listen to anything, it can happen when you read a printed (electronic)…"
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Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"Hi Rose! Thank you for sharing your ideas here. I like to listen to interviews and draw for example, or paint. Sometimes I do the ironing as I listen to an audio. When it comes to reading I normally read in silence because I like reading quickly, so…"
Apr 16, 2017
Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"Hi Marija, I have also found audiobooks on YouTube and I use them with some of my students. We also find them useful to practice English, for example pronunciation, rhythm and stress and even grammar. I particularly like the audiobooks with British…"
Apr 16, 2017
Pilar replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"I had never thought about audiobooks for people with visual problems, I think you are right about that. I also agree with the idea that you need to like the sotry in order to enjoy it. However, I think that we can all learn to read more complex…"
Apr 16, 2017
Rose Iris replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"If we find good books what we are interested in the plot, it's very helpful to listen to audio books. My strategy is to close my eyes while listening. Only if I hear expressions or words which I don't know or understand, do I stop…"
Apr 14, 2017
Marija replied to Pilar's discussion Are audiobooks useful?
"For me audio books are really good things. On youtube there are lot of audio books where you can listen and follow the text at the same time. I really found it very useful to practice english..and I listen them very often. If I don't understand…"
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Solaris Seethes - Chapters 1 to 7

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 15:36 0 Comments

I have posted a discussion on The Reading Circle group. It is a set of questions about the first chapters of the book, with the intention of understanding what the novel is about. I think this can also be a good way for me to know and adapt to the way people are used to discuss here. So far, I have really enjoyed the dynamic and enthusiastic responses I have received in some…


How useful is writing summaries when you read?

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 0:21 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to learn more from a book is to write a summary of it. This may sound very simple, but it is not always easy for learners. In this post I will discuss the techniques that I follow to write summaries for the books I have read. My…


Four Practices to Learn English Better

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 21:30 0 Comments

Two days ago I found a very interesting article called How can we help our students think in English? Within the article a teacher suggested four approaches that she practiced to improve her English while she lived in China. I know that many people here do not live in…


The Advantage of Thinking in English

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 3:12 3 Comments

I have taught English for more than 15 years and there is one aspect that determines the students' progress in English: their capacity to think in English. No matter how much grammar or vocabulary they can know and understand, if they cannot think in English, their progress is limited. Therefore, thinking in English is the most important skill to develop because it is the skill…


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Hola pilar, can I be one of your friends? I hope you visit my page and see The Wedding, thanks!

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At 12:19 on February 9, 2017, pgm said…

Does anyone know about Pilar? I sent an email and got no response. Does anyone have information or her phone number? Thank you for your attention.


At 1:14 on January 21, 2017, pgm said…
Hi Pilar, how are you?
Long time ago I don't see you.
I sent to you an email and I think that you did't receive.
I hope reçeive news abot you.

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At 21:00 on December 22, 2016, Asad Jafary said…
Hello Mam how are you.have you remember I m one of the first student of your English spoken class on Skype.
I was busy but now I want to join you again

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