English conversation between native English speakers can be very difficult to understand, even for those students of English who have reached a high level. The problem with English is that it has such a wide vocabulary, much of which is idiomatic.
Most people living in non-English speaking countries do not get the opportunity to practise their English with mother-tongue English speakers, and even those who do live in the English speaking world are often too busy working or don't have the confidence to socialise in English.
Don't worry if you get confused listening to English conversation!
If you already have a good level of English, you can improve your comprehension of
English conversation, phrasal verbs and idioms with the:
Everyday English Series of advanced vocabulary books by Steven Collins
Practical Everyday English
Self-study book that focuses on advanced vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms.
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