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The advantages of focusing on this frequently neglected and underestimated skill:

1. You feed your brain with the language

2. You recall vocabulary easier because you give “food” to your brain first

3. You activate the rule: “First reception, then production” – first listen, then speak

4. You need to listen because we write and talk differently

5. You listen to authentic and natural English

6. You listen to the collocations in use

7. Free downloadable materials are available online 24/7

8. Exposure to the language is unlimited

9. You listen to different accents and registers (formal/ informal/ neutral)

10. Your pronunciation improves

11. Your intonation and stress improve

12. YOU choose the topics of YOUR interest

13. You take your learning process in your own hands

14. You don’t have to go abroad to listen to native speakers

15. You can listen to the material twice or more

16. You can do other things while listening, not so when you read