With my B1 official exam just a couple of months away, I’m starting to work on my problem areas to lessen the anxiety attack when exam time rolls around. One of my major problem areas is Hörverstehen (listening comprehension). I can understand most of the words (if people speak slowly), I just have trouble making it make sense when I can’t see how the sentence is constructed. I think this is the reason why I’m fine when watching German films & TV if there are subtitles but rubbish at it when there are none.
Therefore, I’ve decided since I sit at a computer for most of the day, I can have the radio on and work on my listening skills. I’ve therefore found a station which is pretty much all talking, all day long – NDR Info. Being a Northern German radio station, I’m hoping I might learn more about the area of Germany I call home whilst working on my listening skills. I was hoping I might have been able to find a Kids’ radio station which would have simpler vocab and announcers speaking more slowly, but so far my search has been unsuccessful.
I know I’m probably going to get bored and would like some variety, so if any of you have a favourite German radio station that you listen to during the day, that is mostly talking, please let me know. Also, if you have any tips on improving my Hörverstehen, I would love to hear them.