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Aprender inglés: ”hear to” vs ”listen to”. Lección 6 (by Addie).

Continuando nuestra serie de vídeos de “Aprende inglés en 5 minutos a la semana” hoy os traemos uno nuevo explicando una de las asignaturas pendientes que tenemos respecto al inglés. Hoy nuestra querida Addie nos dará sus preciados consejos para saber cuando tenemos que usar HEAR TO o LISTEN TO a través de ejemplos.

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Aquí teneis la traducción para que os ayude:

This is English tips with Addie, my name is Addie and I’m here to explain English grammar and pronunciation tips get on well on your way to become fluent in English; this video is about grammar and we are going to explain the verbs ‘’to hear’’ and ‘’to listen to’’ and taught you differences between them and gave you a few examples. I hope it helps.

Grammar tips:

Hear and listen to.
To hear is passive and inactive, you do this without thinking and to listen to is something active, something you must think about.
First example:
I hear my neighbors shouting at night. (Here at night you don’t want to listen or to hear anything because you are trying to sleep, so is not intentional, no something you choose to do, is passive.

I hear the dog barking when the postman arrives. (It’s passive, is something that just happens)

Next, to listen to:

I listen when the teacher is speaking. (It’s active, you are listening because you want to hear, you want to listen, and it’s active)

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Next example:

– You’re never listening to me when I’m speaking.
– Yes, I do.
– What did I say?
– Well, maybe you heard me but that doesn’t mean you were listening.
So the past and hear because you can heard passively but that doesn’t mean you were actively listening ¿ok? Maybe need a moment to think about that.
Ok, let’s check your knowledge:
Can I ___________ more song on the radio before we switch it off?
And the answer is: listen to, because it’s something you’re choosing to do, you want to do it, it’s active,
Next one:
Can you say that again? I didn’t _____________ you.
Ok and the answer is hear because you won’t able to hear ¿ok?
Can you __________ the sound of the motorway? It is very close. Can you hear the sound of the motorway? It is very close. To hear means that you can pick up the sound if not listening the sound you to hear the sound ¿ok?
It’s hard to ___________ the professor when I am tired, ok; I’m going to show you the answer: It is hard to listen to the professor when I am tired. If you are tired then is hard to do an active verb which would be listening to the professor when I am tired ¿ok?
_______ This… It’s very important! This one is an imperative, so we want somebody to be active and to listen to this, it’s very important, it’s mean to switch on and listen to this it’s very important.
Ok, I hope that helps I hope you understood that thanks for listening this video which you had in www. and made by me Addie.

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