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

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
Display avatarLiz H
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
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beamcresc joined the challenge!

Monday, Feb 19
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Joshua Cohen joined the challenge!

Monday, Feb 19
Display avatarJoshua Cohen
15 minutes

Chinese Pod, learning more basic words

Monday, Feb 19
Display avatarPradodo
60 minutes

slow chinese: 157 版权问题. Interesting topic although could only understand the main idea at first. Very useful phrases to learn so I will review this several times.

Monday, Feb 19
Display avatarLiz H

jonmorales22@gmail.com joined the challenge!

Monday, Feb 19
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18 minutes

Rewatched the beginning of "Back to 1989" (1989一念间) with my wife. I'm curious to see how this story unfolds.

Monday, Feb 19
Display avatarTeo Valdés
20 minutes

Today's listening video is a Post-It commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAM2DyMMZs8. I can say all the words and understand the phrases, but when I listen to the real thing is still hard t...

Monday, Feb 19
Display avatarRaymond Moy
95 minutes

I watched 10 to 15 minutes of five TV shows, trying to figure out which one I want to watch. (Back to 1989; Someone Like You; Love Me or Leave Me; Yes We Can; Be With You). I think I'm going with "...

Sunday, Feb 18
Display avatarTeo Valdés
20 minutes

popup chinese: intermediate Slacking Off. I love popup chinese for learning authentic language. It helps with listening for detail and also it's good to practice listening to short bursts of fa...

Sunday, Feb 18
Display avatarLiz H
90 minutes

Had a listen to a few new things: 听故事学中文、舌尖上的中国、cctv 学中文、相声、TCB "大学生素食运动改变中国人饮食习惯"、LP A&B。

Sunday, Feb 18
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20 minutes

Today's listening video is "Do you think your girlfriend is pretty?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=-_ohIe6xThE Although this was basically only two questions, "do you think your...

Sunday, Feb 18
Display avatarRaymond Moy
20 minutes

Turns out i've really lost my tolerance for 非诚勿扰 in the couple of years since I last looked :-/ Tried a bit of 大紅燈籠高高掛 but too many moody silences to rack up listening minutes :-D I'll come back t...

Saturday, Feb 17
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20 minutes

SBS mandarin podcast on the way to work, minimal listening at work (more speaking/explaining), but some good eavesdropping!

Saturday, Feb 17
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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)