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

48 minutes

Chinese Learn Online, Part of movie "This is Not What I Expected", and some random YouTube Videos.

Thursday, Mar 01
Display avatarTeo Valdés
30 minutes

Video 1 - "What's your Name?" pretty easy, but there is still a disconnect between exactly what is said and the meaning in my brain. I can't hear every word, but I know what they are saying. Hmmmm...

Wednesday, Feb 28
Display avatarRaymond Moy
60 minutes

Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese; listened to several lessons, working on using it more in real life with friends

Wednesday, Feb 28
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60 minutes

Chinese Learning Online. level 4 lesson 183 and all activities. Conversation language. Strengthens my listening because although I can understand 90%, I have to maintain concentration for 7 mi...

Wednesday, Feb 28
Display avatarLiz H
30 minutes

Popup Chinese: one elementary, one intermediate. Short dialogues but very fast and natural

Wednesday, Feb 28
Display avatarLiz H
25 minutes

I listened to some Chinese Learn Online.

Wednesday, Feb 28
Display avatarTeo Valdés
30 minutes

New Practical Chinese Reader video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=277&v=7CGg2iqyPjQ Talking about school. Lots of shadowing to hear every word.

Tuesday, Feb 27
Display avatarRaymond Moy
20 minutes

Diane Neubauer Video on Youtube and parts of some random Netflix shows trying to find something that catches my interest.

Tuesday, Feb 27
Display avatarTeo Valdés
53 minutes

This video is from the New Practical Chinese Reader series. Getting to know professors and students at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=FMSV71VTGsI Can understand almost eve...

Monday, Feb 26
Display avatarRaymond Moy

Victor joined the challenge!

Monday, Feb 26
Display avatarVictor
40 minutes

Chinese Learn Online level 4 lesson 182, did all activities which also help with speaking

Monday, Feb 26
Display avatarLiz H
15 minutes

Videos from Diane Neubauer on YouTube. Great beginner material.

Monday, Feb 26
Display avatarTeo Valdés
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

Leaderboard

RankScorePersonal goal progress
1.Thumb avatarLiz H7.59108%
2.Thumb avatarTeo Valdés7.47106%
3.Thumb avatarRaymond Moy7.2144%
4.Thumb avatarcharacter5.6656%
5.Thumb avatarPradodo2.040%
6.Thumb avatarMichelle Thong0.55%
7.Thumb avatar雷盼希0.57%
Linkhttp://www.hackingchinese.c...
Participants29
Hours reported30.92
DurationFebruary 15, 2018 to
February 28, 2018 (14 days)