Listening challenge, February 2018

This is a focused challenge intended to help you improve your listening skills. Please read the attached article for information and inspiration!


Recent activities

45 minutes

This is a dialogue from the New Practical Reader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=319&v=R6hR0_-QOWo When I first listened to it without the text, I did not realize that the two people w...

Sunday, Feb 25
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

Videos from Diane Neubauer and Shianguu Hsieh on YouTube. And some "Back to 1989" on Netflix.

Sunday, Feb 25
Display avatarTeo Valdés
40 minutes

Chinese Learn Online level 4, lesson 181. Listened again. Checked with transcript and translation. Surprised how much I had missed. This is a very comprehensive website for learning and reinforci...

Sunday, Feb 25
Display avatarLiz H
20 minutes

Another BBC video on ordering at a tea house: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=286&v=KoFqEpZ4DBs Easy to understand, but uses some new expressions for ordering.

Saturday, Feb 24
Display avatarRaymond Moy
60 minutes

Ha! I've cracked the Convo Group format - 1st hour mostly 中文 2nd hour 英文。Lots of good chat, 但是我挣扎着听到 - 我的耳背…

Saturday, Feb 24
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30 minutes

Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese

Saturday, Feb 24
Display avatarPradodo
40 minutes

Listened again to a uni of iowa intermediate audio. Got it this time. Experimented with lower levels 3 and 4 of Chinese Learning Online. Level 3 has a lot of English but useful vocabulary. Level...

Saturday, Feb 24
Display avatarLiz H
65 minutes

I finished 大鱼海棠. Beautiful movie. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/GdOPTtZXs4I

Saturday, Feb 24
Display avatarTeo Valdés
30 minutes

This is a BBC video on ordering drinks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=466&v=KoFqEpZ4DBs. Really simple, but drinks I never heard of before.

Saturday, Feb 24
Display avatarRaymond Moy
20 minutes

watched old documenotary about tea trading in Zhejiang, Anxi etc. English narration, but the untranslated chatter of growers, traders, merchants in markets and villages of 1990s China was Pure Gold.

Friday, Feb 23
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35 minutes

work, some phone calls and in-person (incl. eavesdropping) 听故事学中文。

Friday, Feb 23
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25 minutes

News clips from SBS. Fast, but scooped up some good new vocab.

Friday, Feb 23
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30 minutes

Chinese Learn Online CLO: level 5 first lesson. Could understand 80% but couldn't keep concentration for full 6 minutes. Will try level 4 next to build listening skills from vocab that I know.

Friday, Feb 23
Display avatarLiz H
30 minutes

Listening video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lr3bnLxEa0 This was really weird. A commercial for a TV channel that looks like Nicklelodeon with featuring a cell phone that is competing for foo...

Friday, Feb 23
Display avatarRaymond Moy
17 minutes

Watched one of Diane Neuabauer's Chinese class clips on Youtube. Listened to a Chinese Learn Online podcast.

Friday, Feb 23
Display avatarTeo Valdés
40 minutes

听故事、学中文

Thursday, Feb 22
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14 minutes

Watched more of "Back to 1989."

Thursday, Feb 22
Display avatarTeo Valdés
30 minutes

Today's listening video is entitled "Talking to a Cabbie": https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=R6hR0_-QOWo This one was fairly easy compared to the other videos I've been watching for t...

Thursday, Feb 22
Display avatarRaymond Moy
45 minutes

https://collections.uiowa.edu/chinese/0_intermediate/intermediate_unit01.html Simple topic, clearly spoken. But a good variety of vocabulary. I needed to guess the meaning of some phrases. Li...

Wednesday, Feb 21
Display avatarLiz H
30 minutes

Today's listening video is formal introductions, produced by the BBC. I know all the words, but the pace is really fast. However, after several repeats, the dialogue seemed to be slower and bet...

Wednesday, Feb 21
Display avatarRaymond Moy
30 minutes

I listened to Chinese Learn Online podcasts and a little bit of the "Back to 1989" show on Netflix.

Wednesday, Feb 21
Display avatarTeo Valdés
60 minutes

Fluentu: watched 2 videos without reading subtitles. Too fast for me. Couldn't hear many words. When I read the text some sentences were easy and I should have been able to hear them. So I went ba...

Tuesday, Feb 20
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12 minutes

I listened to a Chinese Learn Online podcast.

Tuesday, Feb 20
Display avatarTeo Valdés
35 minutes

Today's video comprehension is the kids program Sesame Street segment on the mystery word, yu2 鱼. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=205&v=avN9KM2yrAE I should be able to get this, but I ...

Tuesday, Feb 20
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Clay joined the challenge!

Tuesday, Feb 20
Display avatarClay

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarTeo Valdés5.6781%
2.Thumb avatarcharacter5.6656%
3.Thumb avatarLiz H5.4277%
4.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy5.32106%
5.Thumb avatarPradodo1.020%
6.Thumb avatarMichelle Thong0.55%
7.Thumb avatar雷盼希0.57%
Linkhttp://www.hackingchinese.c...
Days left2
Participants28
Hours reported24.07
DurationFebruary 15, 2018 to
February 28, 2018 (14 days)