Another two very similar words in English are 'hear' and 'listen'. How do we know when to use one and when to use the other?
We use 'hear' for sounds and usually we don't have a choice about the sound. for example, I can hear the baby crying.
We use listen for an action and something we want to hear. For example, I am listening to the radio, it's my favourite presenter on right now.
Listen to the video to improve your listening skills.
Decide if it is listen or hear that is missing in the sentences.
- "Hello, hello. I can't ______ you. Are you on mute?"
- "Can you ______ the birds singing?"
- "What are you _______ to on your phone?"
- "______ to me very carefully, I shall say this only once."