4 tips to get the most out of Reading & Listening on Lingvist

Popular | 13 May 2015

We know how addicting the Memorise section on Lingvist can be. But to enhance your learning experience, you should also spend some time reading and listening.

Here are some tips for using the Read and Listen sections.

Start easy, improve quickly!

We know from experience how frustrating it can be to read or listen to something that you can barely understand. Our first piece of advice to make sure you don’t get discouraged is to start off with a text that includes words you already know.

Our reading and audio lists allow you to see the percentage of words you have already come across in your studies in each text or audio file. The higher the percentage of known words in a text, the easier it will be for you to understand its meaning and pick up new words and phrases while reading or listening.


Find content you like.

We wanted to make our exercise sections as varied and interesting as possible. We think there is nothing worse than having to practice your skills on boring or useless material.

Our reading and listening lists give you access to a wide variety of content, from jokes to press articles. Make sure to put a check mark to each type of content you want to have access to in the left-side menu of each section.

Review the content you liked.

Do not hesitate to revise something you have already read or listened to. You can view texts and audio files you’ve already gone through via the left menu in either section.

If you liked a particular exercise, feel free to have another go at it - it will certainly help you recall and strengthen vocabulary you may have forgot.


Consistency is key!

Try to read and listen to at least 1 exercise per day to strengthen your skills and knowledge, and practice on a regular basis. This is an important element of our secret formula for reaching a B2 level vocabulary in just 200 hours!

Share your learning experience with us; we would love to hear from you!