Hey naturals, what is up? It's your favorite
American English teacher Gabby Wallace here today with our first quick Q & A Tuesday
This week. We have a question from one of my fluent communication
Course members Jose Jose asked Abby. What is the difference between
Hear Jose. That is an awesome question, and I would love to share the answer with all of you now
The problem is these two verbs are so similar we can even use them in the same
Sentence but there is a subtle difference and we didn't learn it in traditional English
traditional English learning textbooks don't really explain clearly what the difference is between
Listen and hear so don't feel bad. It's not your fault. You are a
smart awesome motivated English learner and
You will know the difference very easily very quickly
Right now if this sounds interesting to you then keep watching
Listen verses here. The first thing I think of our song lyrics listen to your hearts
Have you heard this song when he's calling for you?
Okay, I won't sing to you anymore. I promise
But these verbs are really common in song lyrics in fact in Spanish
I feel like a lot of songs begin with a mi gente
Listen to me my people and so let's begin by talking about
Listen listen is when you're asking someone to pay attention. It's really when you're actively focused on
What you are?
Listening to or I could say on what you're hearing
But that's confusing things a little bit. Let's focus on to listen to listen is active
It's focused. It's on purpose you are trying to
Listen, you want to hear what someone has to say or you want to listen to the mute like so listening?
Is all about your intent so we could use it to get someone's attention
Hey listen to me. Are you listening to me?
Listen to this music. It's really good
Listen to this I have an idea
Listening is all about your attention
Let's remember that it's about focus and it's about actively listening when we use the verb listen
Quick grammar side note when we use the verb
Listen, we always always always follow it with the preposition to for example, let's listen to music listen to me
Listen to the sounds of the wind
Anyway, you don't need to use to if it's a command
Listen up listen now
Let's talk about to hear so here is about background noise
It's about hearing something but not on purpose
You didn't want to hear the thing. It's just in your environment
For example, when I lived in New York City, I could hear sirens day and night it was so noisy
Did I want to hear the sirens? No, but could I hear the sirens?
Yes to hear is about your senses your body
Naturally or your ears are naturally able to hear it has to do with your ability
To hear so, how is your hearing? Are you able to hear everything loud and clear?
Hearing is also
about a deeper understanding
So you might be listening to me. But do you hear me? Do you understand me do you agree with me?
We can say I hear you to show that we understand and agree with someone
So it's a nice phrase to show your empathy and understanding
So here is also used in some phrases to change the topic or to introduce
A new subject. For example, did you hear the news?
Did you hear about so-and-so did you hear about that famous person? Did you hear there's a new movie?
Let's go see it do to hear about my complete English course fluent communication
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Now I'm gonna give you a quick quiz to test your understanding of listen verses here
Number one. What kind of music do you
- number two. Can you that?
There's a noise outside
These walls are very thin I can
everything my neighbours do can you
To this song and tell me if you like it
Excellent, let's take a look at the answers. Number one is listen
Number two here number three here and number four. Listen. I'm amazing
I hope that this helps to clarify listen verses here
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