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    The listening is so hard to understand and I don't know what to do!
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    I can relate but with French 😭😭💔 #WereAllInThisTogether // but on a serious note maybe try watching to Spanish movies with Spanish subtitles to start with and if it's difficult at first then switch to English and as you improve switch back to Spanish.

    Also there's Spanish YouTubers (I don't know any but research / if you know anyone else who speaks Spanish ask, I would say ask your teacher but it really depends on who you have e.g. last year my teacher was really old fashioned as well as old (maybe I'm ageist but 🙃😂) & she was a bit clueless... this year I have a new teachers who's "down with the kids" so yeah 😂). And with YouTube videos you can change the speed *thank God* to slower whilst you're still adjusting.

    Lastly there's the time old teacher recommended favourite of listening to music (and radio). What I like to do (read: trying to do😭😂) is to watch French news in real time online that way you can't change the speed and you have visual aids etc so it helps (essentially you just understand what you understand). A bonus is that you keep up-to-date with whats going on there - now you can crack bants with the teacher and gain brownie points 😇

    Tl;Dr - try using more authentic sources where you can really hear the accents etc. Eg: films, Spanish YouTubers / YouTube videos, music/radio and the news. With films you can watch the Spanish version of a film you already like/are familiar with (I did this a bit with Disney and it was okay). Only thing is it can be a bit weird when it's been dubbed 😂.

    Hope this was somewhat helpful and wasn't just me waffling as per usual 🙄 (😂🙃) xx


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