It’s good that they have official transcripts so that you can follow along while listening.
I’ve heard that auto-generated subtitles are often incorrect, so I looked for websites that have proper subtitles. Although I try not to rely on them when I first start my listening practice. Usually, I just listen to the audio without looking at the script to get a general idea of the content, then for the second time I read along whenever necessary.
The TOEFL iBT covers many different academic topics, and each of them tend to use vocabulary that is specific to their respective area. By regularly consuming different academic content, you can learn specific keywords and get the general idea of what a specific topic is about.
If you understand English, you’ll be able know about the latest technologies in the world since they are often introduced in English. Personally, I think that’s the best benefit of learning English because by doing so, you can gain more access to quality information.
Oh, I feel rather scared every time I listen to this speech. Unfortunately, Bill Gates’s prediction has become real and today keywords such as “pathogen,” “epidemic,” and “devastating” can be heard in everyday news.
Lastly, I’m going to introduce my study method using News in Levels. When I don’t have enough time to study, or feel sick, or when I’m just not in the mood to study, I just listen to the audio for an article through the app.
（最後はNews in Levelsを使った学習法を紹介するよ。まとまった勉強時間が確保できない日、体調が悪い日、やる気が出ない日、そんな日私はとりあえずアプリで1記事分のニュースを聞くことにしてるの。）
We all have days like that, so it’s great to have an app that gives quick access to English audio.
I know, it’s only about two minutes, but better than doing nothing, right? The app has bookmarks, so I can go back easily to what I was listening to.