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Learning Vocabulary: Hear & Listen

Learning Vocabulary: Hear & Listen

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack has some big news for Rich and Rowan about the podcast. The language focus is on how we use the words listen and hear and also phrasal verbs with listen and hear. In this week's task, we want you to tell us about the things you listen to and things you hear. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Learning Vocabulary: Hear & Listen
Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rowan: My name’s Rowan

Rich: and I’m Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: In the Premier Skills English podcast, we talk about football and help you with your English. 

Rowan: Don’t forget you can find the transcript for all our podcasts on the Premier Skills English website.

Rich: In this week’s podcast we are going to concentrate on two words that are more difficult than they first appear. Those two words are: hear and listen.

Jack: In our roleplay this week, I’ve got some big news about our podcast - about this podcast - and I want to make sure that Rowan and Rich are listening.

Rowan: In the roleplay, there will be lots of examples of the words hear and listen and how the words are used.

Rich: Sometimes hear and listen can be used in the same way with little change in meaning and sometimes the words have very different meanings and need to be used in very different ways.

Rowan: And there are also some phrasal verbs with listen and hear that we include in the roleplay.

Jack: After the roleplay, we will look at all of this in our language focus and we think you will learn how to use these words better in more situations.

Rowan: Your task this week is to tell us about some things that you listen to and things that you hear.  

Rich: If you are listening to us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or any other podcast platform, you should also check out our website.

Jack: On the Premier Skills English website, you’ll find the transcript, examples and activities to help you understand the language, and a task for you to complete with other listeners.

Rowan: Before we do the roleplays let’s look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Rich: OK, our football phrase. If you’ve not listened to the podcast before, every week we set our listeners a challenge. We explain a football phrase or word and you have to guess what it is.

Jack: When you know the answer, go to the Premier Skills English website and write the word or phrase in the comments section for this podcast. If you’re correct we’ll announce your name on next week’s podcast.

Rowan: Thanks for all your answers last week. The first listener with the correct answer was WSanta from Argentina. Well done WSanta!

Rich: And congratulations to these other listeners who also got the correct answer to our football phrase: MoBeckham, Burak01 and HSN from Turkey, Abdlrhmn from Egypt, Hayato and Yoshichika from Japan, Ranj from Norway, Alex from Ukraine, Daniel Baron from Colombia, Marco Zapien, Adonai73 and Vic from Mexico, Jacek from Poland, Mohamed Kuna from Sudan and Emmanuel from France.  

Jack: If you didn’t hear last week’s football phrase, we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. And later on, at the end of the podcast, we’ll tell you the answer. Are you ready?

Rich: Last week’s football phrase was *********. This word is used when a team wins four trophies in a season but I don’t think it’s ever been done before in the Premier League. Teams have won the double, teams have won the treble but no team has ever won the *********.

Jack: Last week’s podcast was about reading and we visited a library and your task was to tell us about a book that you have read. Thanks for all your answers - we had lots of them and thanks for your recommendations. I now have a few more books on my reading list.

Rowan: Hai Vu from Vietnam has recently read The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien and would recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read it. I would agree with you Hai Vu - it’s definitely worth reading.

Rich: Burak01 from Turkey told us about a book by Stefan Zweig an Austrian author and a book called A confusion of feelings. He mentioned that this is a book of short stories and he would recommend it - it was also chosen as one of the hundred best books of the 20th century by Le Monde in France.

Jack: And MoBeckham from Turkey has recently read a book called The little book of Manchester and probably now knows more about Manchester than me, Rich and Rowan put together!

Rowan: There are more book recommendations from our listeners on the website. If you want to make a recommendation take a look at the comments section for last week’s podcast.

Rich: If you haven’t heard this podcast it’s called Learning Vocabulary: The Library and you can find it on the Premier Skills English website or on Apple Podcasts.

Introduction to roleplay 1

Rich: As we said earlier, in this week’s roleplay Jack has some big news about the Premier Skills English Podcast.

Rowan: While you listen to the roleplay we want you to try to answer two questions.

Jack: Question one is: What’s my big news?

Rich: Question two is: What do I think is bigger news than Jack’s big news?

Roleplay

Rowan: Have you heard from Jack? He said he was going to call.

Rich: Did he say what about?

Rowan: No, he just said listen out for my call.

(phone call)

Rich: Speak of the devil.

Jack: Hey, Rich. How are you doing? Can you hear me OK? 

Rich: No, I can hardly hear you. 

Jack: Sorry, I’m listening to the radio. Let me turn it down. Hold on.

Rich: That sounds better. What’s up?

Jack: Have you heard the news?

Rich: No, I haven’t got the radio on. What news?! Is it Neymar signing for Liverpool?

Jack: Neymar? Never heard of him! It’s not football transfer gossip - it’s much bigger than that.

Rich: Go on then. Rowan’s here too. She’s listening in.

Jack: Tell her not to be so nosey. Only kidding.  Put it on speaker and listen up … over 6 million people have now listened to our podcast!

Rowan: Six million listeners! That’s more people than live in the whole of Wales. 

Jack: I know. It’s a big number. Did you hear that, Rich?

Rich: I did. Six million. Wow! A lot of people have heard our podcast and even more have heard about it - I’ve told my dad about it but he never listens. Is that six million people every week?

Jack: I’m not sure how it’s counted - maybe we’ve listened six million times between the three of us. I don’t care really. Let’s go out and celebrate? I’ll buy the drinks.

Rowan: Did you hear that?

Rich: Yeah, six million listens.

Rowan: You weren’t listening, were you? Jack said he’d buy the drinks.

Rich: Wow! That’s the biggest news I’ve heard in ages. I’ll get my coat.

Language Focus 1: Meaning & Use

Rowan: Before the roleplay, we asked you two questions. The first question was: What’s Jack’s big news?

Jack: My big news was that our podcast has had 6 million listens. We are very happy about this so thanks to all of you for listening.

Rowan: And our second question was:  What does Rich think is bigger news than Jack’s big news?

Rich: Well, it’s that Jack decided to buy the drinks for us all - just joking Jack!

...

Jack: In our language focus this week we are concentrating on two words: hear and listen.

Rowan: You may have noticed we used these two words a lot in this week’s roleplay. Hear and listen are similar in meaning and sometimes they can be used in the same way when we are talking about sound. 

Jack: Hearing is your sense - it’s what your ears do. If you are deaf, then you can’t hear properly. When you’re awake, you’re constantly hearing things, but you might not be listening to them.

Rowan: Listening is an action - it’s what you choose to do. You choose to listen - to pay attention. 

Jack: Listen to these examples:

Rich: Have you listened to that new song? Have you heard that new song?

Jack: Here listen and hear are being used in pretty much the same way and have almost the same meaning.

Rowan: More often, the two words have different meanings - they are used in different ways. Listen to the answer to the question you just heard:

Rich: Have you heard that new song? 

Rowan: No, I haven’t heard it. I’m going to listen to it later. 

Jack: We’d normally use listen in this answer - it would be strange to say I’m going to hear it later.

Rich: We use listen or listen to when we actively listen - when we pay specific attention to a sound. 

Rowan: In this example, we also use going to - going to is used for specific plans or intentions so we are much more likely to say ‘I’m going to listen to it later’. 

Rich: We use hear when we describe sounds that we hear by chance or accident or we want to talk in a more general way. Let’s hear a different answer to the same question.

Rowan: Have you heard that new song? 

Rich: No, I haven’t heard it. I’ll probably hear it at some point though. It’s bound to be on the radio.

Jack: In this answer, Rich has no specific plans to listen to the song so he can use the verb hear. 

Rowan: We also use hear to talk about ability - it’s common to use the modal verb can with hear. Listen to the start of the roleplay again:

Jack: Hey, Rich. How are you doing? Can you hear me OK? 

Rich: No, I can hardly hear you. Can you call me back? 

Rowan: We might say ‘can you hear me’ or ‘I can hardly hear you’ when we are on the phone or we are in a noisy place - we are talking about the ability to hear sound.

Rich: Another way of thinking about the difference between hear and listen is that hear is an event and listen is an action.

Rowan: Listen to these three examples:

Rich: We woke up when we heard a bang in the middle of the night.

Jack: I have to listen very carefully when I’m having a conversation in a foreign language.

Rowan: Can you hear that noise or is it my imagination?

Rich: These three examples would sound strange or have different meanings if we changed hear for listen or vice versa.

Jack: The meaning is usually clear because of the context of a conversation but not always. Have a listen to these two examples and think about the context or situation the speaker might be in.

Rowan: Listen to this.

Rich: Can you hear that?

Jack: Every morning, I listen to music in my garden.

Rowan: Every morning, I hear music in my garden.

Rich: Listen to these examples again and think about when someone might say these sentences and what the situation is and let us know what your answers are in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Rowan: Listen to this.

Rich: Can you hear that?

Jack: Every morning I listen to music in my garden.

Rowan: Every morning I hear music in my garden.

Language Focus 2: Form

Rowan: Another difference between hear and listen is that we don’t usually use the I N G or -ing form with hear when talking about sound but we can use the I N G or -ing form with listen. Listen to this example from the roleplay:

Jack: Sorry, I’m listening to the radio. Let me turn it down. Hold on.

Rich: That sounds better. What’s up?

Rowan: And here’s an example that you may have heard in a classroom before:

Jack: Did you hear what I just said?

Rich: Sorry, sir. I wasn’t listening.

Rowan: We don’t normally use the I N G or -ing form with hear. When we use hear to describe something happening in the present we often use ‘can’. Listen to these examples:

Jack: I can hear you really well. I can hear the radio. I can’t hear - can you be quiet, please.

Rich: So, we don’t use hear in the I N G or -ing form when it’s a verb but you may hear it in the gerund form when it is acting as a noun.

Jack: I love hearing the sound of the crowd when our team score a goal.

Rowan: We might also use the I N G or -ing form when we talk about people who are deaf or partially deaf which means they can’t hear or have problems hearing people. The best term to use is ‘people with hearing loss’.

Jack: Listen has a few more noun forms than hear. When we talk about people who listen we talk about listeners. This podcast has six million listeners.

Rich: We spoke about the number of listens in the roleplay although this is a bit unusual. It’s more common to use this form in the phrase have a listen.

Rowan: Encourage all your friends and anyone who is learning English to have a listen to this podcast. I’m sure they’ll enjoy listening.

Language Focus 3: Phrasal Verbs

Rowan: We’ve looked at how we use the words hear and listen in connection to sound and in this final section we’re going to look at some phrasal verbs with listen and hear which we used in the roleplay.

Jack: As with many phrasal verbs these have non-literal meanings so they may not be directly connected to the main verb.

Rich: Have a listen to this part of the roleplay again. Listen for two phrasal verbs; one with hear and another with listen:

Rowan: Have you heard from Jack? He said he was going to call.

Rich: Did he say what about?

Rowan: No, he just said listen out for my call.

Jack: The first phrasal verb we want to look at is to hear from. Rowan asked ‘Have you heard from Jack?’

Rich: To hear from is used to describe someone being in contact with you - this could be by phone, email or even a letter.

Rowan: Have you heard from Jack? Has Jack been in touch? Has Jack been in contact with you?

Jack: The other phrasal verb from the audio we just played was to listen out for. This verb has three parts: listen out for. Rowan said that they needed to listen out for my call.

Rich: To listen out for something means to listen very carefully for something that makes a sound. In the roleplay, this was a mobile phone.

Rowan: Another common example is when someone might call at your house: Can you listen out for the door? I’m expecting a parcel to be delivered.

Jack: This is quite informal - the door doesn’t make a noise by itself but we’re talking about the delivery person who may ring the doorbell or knock on the door.

Rich: Right OK, now you’re going to listen to another part of the roleplay again. We want you to listen for some phrasal verbs with hear and listen:

Jack: Neymar? Never heard of him! It’s not football transfer gossip - it’s much bigger than that.

Rowan: Go on then. Rowan’s here too. She’s listening in.

Jack: Tell her not to be so nosey. Only kidding.  Put it on speaker and listen up … over 6 million people have now listened to our podcast!

Rich: The first phrasal verb in this section is to hear of. To hear of has a couple of meanings but the most common is when it’s used to describe things or people that we have no knowledge of.

Rowan: Jack said he had never heard of Neymar. He was saying that he doesn’t know who he is.

Jack: Of course I have heard of him - this was just an example. We can use hear of for places and things, too. Have you ever heard of Esperanto?

Rich: Never heard of it - is it a type of coffee?

Rowan: I’m going on holiday next week?

Jack: Where are you going?

Rowan: Galway.

Jack: Galway? Never heard of it. Is it in Portugal?

Rich: The next phrasal verb I want to look at is to listen in. To listen in means to listen to what someone else is saying - often secretly.

Jack: Rich said that Rowan was listening in to our conversation. It wasn’t a secret though so Rich put his phone on speaker.

Rowan: I think people are always listening in on my conversations. MI5 are listening in on my phone, the CIA are listening in on my Amazon Alexa and the KGB are listening in on my Skype conversations.

Rich: Wow, Rowan! That is proper paranoia!

Jack: Another phrasal verb we used was listen up. We use this when we want a group of people to listen carefully because we have something important to say.

Rowan: In the roleplay, Jack said put the phone on speaker and listen up!

Rich: I think listen up is more common in American English but we still use it sometimes. I might say it when I’m teaching a class: listen up everyone, I need to tell you about an exam we have next week.

Jack: OK, we’ve looked at quite a lot of language connected to hear and listen. You can check your understanding of these words and phrases and more of the vocabulary we used in the roleplay on the website.

TASK

Rowan: In this week’s task, we want you to tell us about things you listen to and things you hear.

Rich: We spoke about things we listen to being actions and things we hear being events in the podcast. I think this helps us understand these words better.

Jack: Here are some questions we would like you to answer. Try to choose at least one question from each set.

Rowan: What do you listen to at home? What do you listen to in the car or on the train or bus? Who do you really listen to?

Rich: Are you scared when you hear a strange noise in the night? What can you hear from the window in your house or flat?

Jack: Tell us about a famous person we won’t have heard of. Tell us about someone you haven’t heard from for a long time.

Rowan: Try to use some of the language we have introduced in this week’s podcast when you write your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website

Football Phrase

Rich: It’s time for this week’s football phrase. Have you got one Rowan?

Rowan: I have. This week’s football phrase is ****** ***. This phrase is used to refer to the return match in a tie that consists of two games. Manchester City and Chelsea played very well at PSG and Real Madrid this week but they have to finish the job in the ****** ***. 

Jack: Yes, great results for the English teams in Europe this week - we could have an all-Premier League Champions League Final

Rich: Let’s see if anyone gets the football phrase right and who is first this week. If you are still wondering what the answer was to last week’s football phrase it was quadruple.

Rowan: If you have a football phrase that you would like us to use in the podcast, just get in touch and let us know.

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. If you get it right, we’ll announce your name on next week’s podcast. 

Rich: If you have a question for us about football or English you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Rowan: or you can leave your questions and comments on the website in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Jack: or you could give us a rating and a fantastic review on Apple Podcasts.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

Here is some of the vocabulary you might have heard in the roleplay. Do you know the words in bold?

I bet that's him now - speak of the devil.

I’m listening to the radio. Let me turn it down. Hold on.

It’s not football transfer gossip - it’s much bigger than that.

Tell her not to be so nosey.

I'm only kiddingPut it on speaker.

Activity 1

Activity 1: Match the definitions to the words and phrases from the roleplay.
Do you know these words and phrases?

Players need to listen to referees.

Vocabulary

Hear & Listen 1

Hearing is a sense - it’s what your ears do. If you are deaf, then you can’t hear properly. When you’re awake, you’re constantly hearing things, but you might not be listening to them.

Listening is an action - it’s what you choose to do. You choose to listen - to pay attention. 

In the roleplay, Rowan, Jack and Rich used the words listen and hear a lot. Sometimes hear & listen can have similar meanings:

Have you listened to that new song?

Have you heard that new song?

However, hear & listen are often used in different ways and have different meanings. Look at these sentences from the roleplay. Can you explain why in one reply we use listen and in the other hear?

Have you heard that new song? 

No, I haven’t heard it. I’m going to listen to it later. 

Have you heard that new song?

No, I haven’t heard it. I’ll probably hear it at some point though. It’s bound to be on the radio.

We often use hear to talk about ability - it’s common to use can with hear. Look at these examples from the roleplay

Hey, Rich. How are you doing? Can you hear me OK? 

No, I can hardly hear you. Can you call me back? 

Activity 2

Activity 2: Look at the sentences and choose the sentence that you would use.
Can you choose the right sentence?

What do you like to listen to?

Vocabulary

Hear & Listen 2

Another difference between hear and listen is that we don’t usually use the -ing form with hear when talking about sound but we do with listen. Here's what we said in the roleplay?

Sorry, I’m listening to the radio. Let me turn it down. Hold on.

We wouldn't use hear in this way because we would use can + hear.

I'm hearing you.

I can hear you.

However, we can use hearing when it is a noun or acting as anoun in the gerund form:

I love hearing the sound of the crowd when our team score a goal.

People who suffer from hearing loss face challenges doing many everyday tasks.

Listen has a number of noun forms. Look at these example sentences from the podcast:

This podcast has six million listeners. Wow! Six millions listens.

Tell your friends to have a listen. I'm sure they'll find it useful.

Activity 3

Activity 3: Look at the sentences and choose which is correct.
Can you choose the correct sentence?

Jack said that he hadn't HEARD OF Neymar! Do you think he was joking?

Vocabulary

Hear & Listen 3

In the roleplay, we included three phrasal verbs with hear and three phrasal verbs with listen. Check that you understand the phrasal verbs in bold from the roleplay and then have a go at the activity: 

Have you heard from Jack? He said he was going to call.

Did he say what about?

No, he just said listen out for my call.

Neymar? Never heard of him! It’s not football transfer gossip - it’s much bigger than that.

Go on then. Rowan’s here too. She’s listening in.

Tell her not to be so nosey. Only kidding.  Put it on speaker and listen up … over 6 million people have now listened to our podcast!

A lot of people have heard our podcast and even more have heard about it!

Activity 4

Activity 4: Look at the sentences and drag the words to the correct places.
Can you put the words in the right places?

Sometimes referee need to listen to their assistants or VAR.

Quiz

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Task

What do you listen to and what do you hear?

Tell us what you listen to and what you hear.

In this week’s task, we want you to tell us about the things you listen to and the things you hear. Look at each block of questions and try to answer at least one question from each and use some of the language you learned in this week's podcast:

  1. What do you listen to at home? What do you listen to in the car or on the train or bus? Who do you really listen to?
  2. Are you scared when you hear a strange noise in the night? What can you hear from the window in your house or flat?
  3. Tell us about a famous person we won’t have heard of. Tell us about someone you haven’t heard from for a long time.

Try to use the words and phrases we introduced in the podcast. Write your answers below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
04/05/2021
UA
4312
points

I think that the phrase is '****** ***'


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Liubomyr
04/05/2021 13:01
Ukraine
Watford
4312

I think that the phrase is '****** ***'

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
03/05/2021
TR
5862
points

One question please dear teachers ,

What’s the difference between sound and voice ?
And can we hear a voice or a sound or both ?
Can we listen to a voice or a sound or both ?

Thanks in advance :)


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mobeckham
03/05/2021 10:49
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

One question please dear teachers ,

What’s the difference between sound and voice ?
And can we hear a voice or a sound or both ?
Can we listen to a voice or a sound or both ?

Thanks in advance :)

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Rich
05/05/2021
ES
517
points

HI MoBeckham,

Yes, of course. I think we should probably have included a few examples of 'sound' in this podcast - a missed opportunity.
In general, I'd say the main difference is that we use voice in connection with people and speech and sound is anything that is heard by the ear.
You can speak in a low voice, a high voice or use a silly voice if you want to make someone laugh!
A sound can be made from anything that reaches your ears from the sound of a ticking clock to the roar of a football crowd. Shh don't make a sound!
We can hear both sounds and voices - What's that sound? Where's it coming from? Can you hear it? I can hear people shouting. The voices are coming from over there. I love listening to his voice - it sounds so smooth. I love listening to the sound of falling rain on my window.

Here's a question for you to answer that you may have heard before:
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Hope these examples help!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
05/05/2021 08:17
Spain
Liverpool
517

HI MoBeckham,

Yes, of course. I think we should probably have included a few examples of 'sound' in this podcast - a missed opportunity.
In general, I'd say the main difference is that we use voice in connection with people and speech and sound is anything that is heard by the ear.
You can speak in a low voice, a high voice or use a silly voice if you want to make someone laugh!
A sound can be made from anything that reaches your ears from the sound of a ticking clock to the roar of a football crowd. Shh don't make a sound!
We can hear both sounds and voices - What's that sound? Where's it coming from? Can you hear it? I can hear people shouting. The voices are coming from over there. I love listening to his voice - it sounds so smooth. I love listening to the sound of falling rain on my window.

Here's a question for you to answer that you may have heard before:
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Hope these examples help!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

hsn
08/05/2021
TR
2113
points

Hi Rich!
Your "falling tree" example reminded me that "Only human give the meaning to the things" I think If there is no human it means there is no sound.
Stay fit and healthy.


hsn
08/05/2021 10:42
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

Hi Rich!
Your "falling tree" example reminded me that "Only human give the meaning to the things" I think If there is no human it means there is no sound.
Stay fit and healthy.

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mobeckham
06/05/2021
TR
5862
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Thank you so much for your detailed explanation , Rich :)
That helps a lot indeed :)

Regarding the question , I think it’s a tricky one but I’ll have a guess :)
I think the fallen tree makes a sound when it hits the ground physically and this is independent of any human being there to hear the sound whereas if we think about the sound as a noise so there should be a listener to this noise I mean a person to hear that.

In conclusion , the answer is Yes and No :)


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mobeckham
06/05/2021 09:22
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

Thank you so much for your detailed explanation , Rich :)
That helps a lot indeed :)

Regarding the question , I think it’s a tricky one but I’ll have a guess :)
I think the fallen tree makes a sound when it hits the ground physically and this is independent of any human being there to hear the sound whereas if we think about the sound as a noise so there should be a listener to this noise I mean a person to hear that.

In conclusion , the answer is Yes and No :)

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mobeckham
03/05/2021
TR
5862
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1. I sometimes listen to music at home and I prefer to listen to YouTube while doing housework.
I usually listen to Premier Skills English podcast and other podcasts like talkSport. I sometimes listen to Quran while walking or jogging.
I listen to my parents and close friends and I have to listen out for my manager at work.

2. I don’t think that’s scary at all unless it’s so quiet and the noise is so loud so I might get a bit intimidated.
I can hear the sound of the tram and the beautiful sound of the waves in the sea as I live by the seaside :)
I sometimes hear the annoying sound of building and constructions when they decide to rebuild a new place nearby.

3. I think you might not have heard about Mohamed Abutrieka. He is one of the best players in Egyptian history and he’s Mo Salah’s role model. He led the Egyptian national team to win 3 consecutive African Cup of Nations in 2006 , 2008 and 2010.
He currently works as a pundit in beIN sports channels with the likes of Arsene Wenger and many other superstars.
I haven’t heard from my American cousins for a few years.
They’re so busy in their universities in Miami , FL and they haven’t visited us for ages , nevertheless , we exchange messages via social media though.


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mobeckham
03/05/2021 10:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

1. I sometimes listen to music at home and I prefer to listen to YouTube while doing housework.
I usually listen to Premier Skills English podcast and other podcasts like talkSport. I sometimes listen to Quran while walking or jogging.
I listen to my parents and close friends and I have to listen out for my manager at work.

2. I don’t think that’s scary at all unless it’s so quiet and the noise is so loud so I might get a bit intimidated.
I can hear the sound of the tram and the beautiful sound of the waves in the sea as I live by the seaside :)
I sometimes hear the annoying sound of building and constructions when they decide to rebuild a new place nearby.

3. I think you might not have heard about Mohamed Abutrieka. He is one of the best players in Egyptian history and he’s Mo Salah’s role model. He led the Egyptian national team to win 3 consecutive African Cup of Nations in 2006 , 2008 and 2010.
He currently works as a pundit in beIN sports channels with the likes of Arsene Wenger and many other superstars.
I haven’t heard from my American cousins for a few years.
They’re so busy in their universities in Miami , FL and they haven’t visited us for ages , nevertheless , we exchange messages via social media though.

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mobeckham
02/05/2021
TR
5862
points

On this day a year ago , I joined the Premier Skills English website which tends to be one of my greatest decisions ever.
I’ve learned a lot from all my teachers and football and English fans from all over the world.
Lots of expressions , idioms and vocabulary.
I really appreciate all the efforts done by the Premier Skills English crew especially my dear teachers , Rich , Jack , Rowan and Laura.

Have a cheerful Sunday everyone :)


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mobeckham
02/05/2021 04:06
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

On this day a year ago , I joined the Premier Skills English website which tends to be one of my greatest decisions ever.
I’ve learned a lot from all my teachers and football and English fans from all over the world.
Lots of expressions , idioms and vocabulary.
I really appreciate all the efforts done by the Premier Skills English crew especially my dear teachers , Rich , Jack , Rowan and Laura.

Have a cheerful Sunday everyone :)

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wsanta
04/05/2021
AR
4759
points

Well done Mobeckham!. I always enjoy reading your comments.


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wsanta
04/05/2021 12:12
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

Well done Mobeckham!. I always enjoy reading your comments.

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Marco Zapien
01/05/2021
MX
64
points

****** ***


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Marco Zapien
01/05/2021 22:48
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
64

****** ***

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Emmanuel
01/05/2021
FR
73
points

Hi,
The phrase is maybe "return ***" or "****** ***".
Have a good day


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Emmanuel
01/05/2021 14:55
France
Manchester City
73

Hi,
The phrase is maybe "return ***" or "****** ***".
Have a good day

hsn
01/05/2021
TR
2113
points

Hi my dear teachers!
I'd like suggest a "football phrase". Unfortunately I don't know what it's called in English. Maybe it can be "**** **" Therefore let me describe situation.
We have (21) teams in "Süper Lig" only this season. ( As you know 21 is an odd number) Every week two teams pair off and one team pass it without any match. In Turkish we say "*** ******"
Stay well and healthy.


hsn
01/05/2021 11:47
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

Hi my dear teachers!
I'd like suggest a "football phrase". Unfortunately I don't know what it's called in English. Maybe it can be "**** **" Therefore let me describe situation.
We have (21) teams in "Süper Lig" only this season. ( As you know 21 is an odd number) Every week two teams pair off and one team pass it without any match. In Turkish we say "*** ******"
Stay well and healthy.

hsn
01/05/2021
TR
2113
points

TASK;

1. What do you listen to at home? I LISTEN BBC RADIO What do you listen to in the car or on the train or bus? MUSIC Who do you really listen to? I LISTEN TO DIFFERENT SINGERS.

2. Are you scared when you hear a strange noise in the night? YES. What can you hear from the window in your house or flat? I HEAR NOISE FROM STREET.

3. Tell us about a famous person we won’t have heard of. He is called Mustafa DENİZLİ. He is very successful manager here. He was responsible for three teams that at the top spot of table in different seasons as well as national team and made these three teams champion of league. I respect him.

Tell us about someone you haven’t heard from for a long time. I HAVEN’T HEARD FROM MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND AHMET FOR A LONG TIME.

MY ANSWERS;

• Every morning I listen to music in my garden. ----I TURN ON RADIO AND LISTEN MUSIC.
• Every morning I hear music in my garden.----SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO MUSIC AND I CAN HEAR IT.

FOOTBAL PHRASE ----------****** ***

PHRASES;

• It's been said that when there is a strong argument between spouses they hear each other but not listen to-:)
• I’m checking accounts to make sure that unnecessary expenses didn’t take place.----- I wanted make sure that you'll pay attention to your exam by working hard.
• Some performance figures need to be used in the presentation at the next meeting.
• Some masters are able to realise which part of machine isn't working properly when listening out it.
• Have you ever been again in contact with a person who broke your feelings.
• Hey nation! Listen up me. I'm sure someones are listening in now. No matter.It isn't secret.

P.S.
When someone hear voices that is not real from her/his imagination people say for kidding "Do you hear voices that are from invisible world ? "


hsn
01/05/2021 11:30
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

TASK;

1. What do you listen to at home? I LISTEN BBC RADIO What do you listen to in the car or on the train or bus? MUSIC Who do you really listen to? I LISTEN TO DIFFERENT SINGERS.

2. Are you scared when you hear a strange noise in the night? YES. What can you hear from the window in your house or flat? I HEAR NOISE FROM STREET.

3. Tell us about a famous person we won’t have heard of. He is called Mustafa DENİZLİ. He is very successful manager here. He was responsible for three teams that at the top spot of table in different seasons as well as national team and made these three teams champion of league. I respect him.

Tell us about someone you haven’t heard from for a long time. I HAVEN’T HEARD FROM MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND AHMET FOR A LONG TIME.

MY ANSWERS;

• Every morning I listen to music in my garden. ----I TURN ON RADIO AND LISTEN MUSIC.
• Every morning I hear music in my garden.----SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO MUSIC AND I CAN HEAR IT.

FOOTBAL PHRASE ----------****** ***

PHRASES;

• It's been said that when there is a strong argument between spouses they hear each other but not listen to-:)
• I’m checking accounts to make sure that unnecessary expenses didn’t take place.----- I wanted make sure that you'll pay attention to your exam by working hard.
• Some performance figures need to be used in the presentation at the next meeting.
• Some masters are able to realise which part of machine isn't working properly when listening out it.
• Have you ever been again in contact with a person who broke your feelings.
• Hey nation! Listen up me. I'm sure someones are listening in now. No matter.It isn't secret.

P.S.
When someone hear voices that is not real from her/his imagination people say for kidding "Do you hear voices that are from invisible world ? "

jacek
01/05/2021
PL
227
points

Hi,
this week football phrase is "****** ***
regards


jacek
01/05/2021 06:50
Poland
Southampton
227

Hi,
this week football phrase is "****** ***
regards

hayato
01/05/2021
JP
345
points

I think the phrase is the ****** ***


hayato
01/05/2021 01:50
Japan
Everton
345

I think the phrase is the ****** ***

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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/05/2021
UA
5874
points

****** *** is the Phrase.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/05/2021 00:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

****** *** is the Phrase.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/05/2021
UA
5874
points

At home, I generally listen to music, outdoors I usually listen to music, on transport, I definitely listen to music: my smartphone is just a tape-recorder and camera. For calls, I use the second phone - old and outdated.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
01/05/2021 00:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

At home, I generally listen to music, outdoors I usually listen to music, on transport, I definitely listen to music: my smartphone is just a tape-recorder and camera. For calls, I use the second phone - old and outdated.

Vic
01/05/2021
MX
590
points

****** ***


Vic
01/05/2021 00:15
Mexico
Liverpool
590

****** ***

Ranj
30/04/2021
NO
57
points

This week's phrasal verb is: the ****** ***


Ranj
30/04/2021 23:50
Norway
Manchester City
57

This week's phrasal verb is: the ****** ***

Ahmed khaled
30/04/2021
EG
1
points

I can't find words to say it
thanks a lot


Ahmed khaled
30/04/2021 17:05
Egypt
Liverpool
1

I can't find words to say it
thanks a lot

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mobeckham
30/04/2021
TR
5862
points

This week’s football phrase is ****** ***


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mobeckham
30/04/2021 15:46
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

This week’s football phrase is ****** ***

wsanta's picture
wsanta
30/04/2021
AR
4759
points

The phrase could be "****** ***"


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wsanta
30/04/2021 15:29
Argentina
Leeds United
4759

The phrase could be "****** ***"

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Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Vocabulary: Hear & Listen

Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs with hear & listen

Task: Things you listen to and things you hear