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We use our _____ to listen and to hear.

The verb 'to hear' is used in an active sense, and the verb 'to listen' is used in a passive sense.
True or false?

If you are paying attention and concentrating on what someone is saying, you are __________.

If you become aware of an unexpected sound, you ________ it.

Could you speak up, please? I can't _____ you.

If you want to learn a song, you should ________ to it many times.

Have you ________ from your friend recently?

Will you please ________ out for the postman? I'm expecting an important parcel in the mail today.

Did you _____ that baby crying?

If you want to succeed in school, you should always listen _______ what your teacher is saying.


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168 Comments on “Confusing Words in English: LISTEN or HEAR?”


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1st One. Yay

Friday, July 29th 2016

    You were really lucky Troller! It’s not that easy to be the first one here.

    But how about your score? Was it good enough?

    Have a great day! See you around.

    Sunday, July 31st 2016

      . . . as for the lesson . . . interesting tips to use these two verbs correctly.

      In Spanish both verbs mean the same “escuchar”; this is the source of most mistakes. That is why it is important to know how they are used by English native speakers.

      I do not know how to thank you Gill; it was a superb video-lesson!

      Sunday, July 31st 2016

        How long have you been studying English, Regino? You sound great! :)

        I would love to learn some Spanish, but I ended up choosing German as a third language. English kind of helps it. :D

        Sunday, July 31st 2016

        Mind if I butt in this little chat? In Russian we have two verbs (for active and passive way of listening), with the same core, so yet again it feels like one word. So that pair english words is a little really confusing %)

        Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

10/10. I love this

Friday, July 29th 2016

i get it

Friday, July 29th 2016

    hi nice to meet u :)

    Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

      Hi Delwyn

      Friday, August 12th 2016

      hi Delwin how are
      you

      Tuesday, August 16th 2016

This lesson was brief, but quite clear. It isn’t hard to grasp.

Hey Gill, could you do a lesson on HARD and DIFFICULT? I get confused when to use them. Thank you again! It’s great to improve English with you.

Be well!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

    Hello! In my opinion, usually “hard” is used as an adverb while “difficult” is used as an adjective. For example:
    It is a difficult goal to become fluent in a foreign language but you can achieve it by studying hard.

    Friday, August 19th 2016

thank you very much, it’s very clearly.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks Gill!!!
Nice and useful lesson ;)

Saturday, July 30th 2016

I’d like starting the day after listening a short and interesting lesson. Thanks you nice and quiet teacher.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

my word making skill and spilling skill is too poor so how can improve can anyone help me in this regard.please?

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Hello Gill .
Thank you for this lesson .
May we say ” I have heard from my sister ” getting some news about her by another person ? Unless we might say ” I have heard about my sister ”
Thank you Gill
Bye

Saturday, July 30th 2016

    Hi tsamp — if you say “I have heard from my sister” it means your sister has contacted you directly, eg by phone, email or letter. If you receive news/information about your sister, it’s from a different source/person, and not directly from your sister herself. I hope this helps :-) All the best with your English studies! Gill

    Thursday, August 4th 2016

Thank’s Ms Gill, really i was confused between the 2 words that helpful me

Saturday, July 30th 2016

very clear sound.. i really understand what you says. by the way …. you alike janet yallen

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks Gill, this lesson is great..

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Great Video, I got 100 % in second attempt but don’t master in these two verbs.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thank you very much.Great lesson!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Hello Gill! Thank you for the nice lesson again. It is very useful. I always listen to your tips!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks. It is always worth listening to your great lessons.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Madam Gill
A very nice video!
Got 9 marks.
But I am confused about sentence no 4.I put ‘listen’ but it was ‘hear’.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thank you Gill that was amazing!i did the quiz after the lesson even if,I didn’t pass with 100% but i got 90% !thank you once again for the lesson

Saturday, July 30th 2016

i got 8 correct out of 10.
very nine lesson. thanks teacher.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

A clear and brief lesson! Some times I have asked to myself what could be their use of both, strangely i think i could guess by the context. Thanks a lot! it is always a pleasure watch your videos!
Be well!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thnk u.. for
very clear easy explanation

Saturday, July 30th 2016

I got 9/10 :)
Thank you, Gill. Your lessons are very clear and helpful.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thank you Gill, you are a great teacher!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks Gill for the lesson.
Is it possible to have a lesson about the word “stuff” ?

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thank you Gill for this new lesson!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thank you Gill

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks a lot, Gill. You are a great teacher. I am improving my English with your video lessons. Take care!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks a lot Gill. really helpful

Saturday, July 30th 2016

thank you very much Gill

Saturday, July 30th 2016

You got 10 correct out of 10.
thank you very much Gill

Saturday, July 30th 2016

it is confused me always especially when i speak

Saturday, July 30th 2016

I’ve got 10/10.Hurray!
I’m sometimes confused about this problem,but today you help me. Thank you very much,Gill.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thank you.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

I got 9 correct out of 10.
Que 8 was tricky, and I got it wrong.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

awesome ! Teacher . Thank you, for teaching such a wonderful topic so that i could not able to avoid and i started listing to your class very carefully.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Thank you for your help……………….

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Thank-you very much. Nice lesson.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

It’s helpful

Sunday, July 31st 2016

gooooood
10/10

Sunday, July 31st 2016

thank you all the time

Sunday, July 31st 2016

thnx alot i like this vid

Sunday, July 31st 2016

I love it

Sunday, July 31st 2016

It make me more understanding .Thank you.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

This is great way to learning EN . I will definitely follow the website :)

Thx

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Very useful this video, thanks

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thanks very much for this video Gill. All your videos are quite interesting and useful for us. They help us increase our level and comprehension.
Thanks again and keep going with the lessons.

Monday, August 1st 2016

10 of 10 <<<< a new information for me

Monday, August 1st 2016

A paper published online last year in behavioral and brain sciences by Jose’ L.
Duarte and his colleague attempts to organize …………..
1.the debate existed in the relevant research

2.the research and existing and relevant to debate

3.the debate existing and the research being relevant

4.the existing research relevant to this debate
🤔🤔🤔 Hello please explain about this grammar. Thanks

Monday, August 1st 2016

9of10. Thank you. it’s very usefull leson

Monday, August 1st 2016

Very nice teacher i got 8 of 10 correctly!

Monday, August 1st 2016

2 mistakes but easy make sense to me after thinking of it for 1 sec

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thank u so much it was very nice lesson and i understood. at all . 100%

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thank you Gill

Monday, August 1st 2016

9/10 thanks for useful lesson :v

Monday, August 1st 2016

I love it 10/10 😍😂

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thanks! It’s great!

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thank you Gill! Very well explained. :)

Monday, August 1st 2016

Hi Gill! Thank you for clearing up the difference between those verbs. Sometimes I get confused figuring out whether to use listen or hear, but now it is easier for me to understand when to use them.

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thank you very much! It was quite clear and well explained!

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thanks you so much!!! I got it !!!

Monday, August 1st 2016

I got it too!

Monday, August 1st 2016

great , i really got a benefit

Monday, August 1st 2016

THANKS FOR YOUR LESSON

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

iam new member

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Thank you i get 90 is very inerested

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

thank’s….

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

very good ! I think I will try more practice. thank you .

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Thanks so much

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Thank you is very clear

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

thank you is clear and have good sound…

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

I got 9/10 question

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

I’ve got 10 correct out of 10. Thank you so much. Great lesson!

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Bad!! But very happy to have understood placements! Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Thanks Gill!!!
9/10 great

Thursday, August 4th 2016

10 of 10, thanks Gill

Thursday, August 4th 2016

Hello gill
I want to ask about ican learn English with that or not and help me how if I can’t with that but I understand that

Thursday, August 4th 2016

thak u so much, it is very useful to me

Thursday, August 4th 2016

Thank you so much )

Friday, August 5th 2016

Thank you I really need english.

Friday, August 5th 2016

It was useful to repeat.Thanks.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Thank you so much teacher for your great lesson.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

8/10. Thanks to Gill

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Hello Gill!
Thank you. It was always dilemma for me. First time i understood differences between LISTEN and HEAR.
Be lucky☺!

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Hello Gill ! Nice to meet you. This was my first lesson and is great, very explicative. I’ll continue watching your courses because I think are very usefull. Thanks for the lesson !

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Gill! This is my first time on engVid. I loved it!
Great lesson, easy to learn. Congratulation and have a nice week

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Thanks Gill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thanks a lot for this lesson.

It is very clear.

We should liston to your teaching more often.

Monday, August 8th 2016

thank you teacher

Monday, August 8th 2016

Hello Gill! thank you so much! your lesson is very well and usefull. I really love it. I will enjoy your lessons next time. Thanks you so much again.

Monday, August 8th 2016

Yeahhh… I got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Monday, August 8th 2016

Great lesson, thanks!

Monday, August 8th 2016

I got something new. Thanks for this lesson Mam.

Monday, August 8th 2016

Hi Gill,
It is interesting.
Thank you.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

I understand English, but not very well, then thank you very much for this lesson.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

video ? what video are you all talking about ?

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

back to learn englsh for life…

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

This class take out dbouts, thank you for your help :D.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Excellent class! thank you very much.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Hi,
This is the first lesson for me here,thank you so much!Iloved it!

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Hello Gill, thank you so much :))

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

GREAT.. !
I CAN HEAR MYSELF NOW

Thursday, August 11th 2016

I’ve got
10 out of 10 thank u dear teacher

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Thanks Gill I have many to learn

Thursday, August 11th 2016

thx.Gill

Friday, August 12th 2016

it’s nice , i had learnt the difference of hear and listen,but after so long time passed , i almost forget the difference, and in the ordinary communication, i also didn’t pay much attention to identify this, well it’s lucky that i learn the knowledge again ,tks gill .

Friday, August 12th 2016

yes. 9/10

Friday, August 12th 2016

Very good

Saturday, August 13th 2016

My English is very bad. This is the biggest problem. Spelling does not make me. And everything that comes to me. If you have such a hard word. If it is, we could not pronounce. If you help me, then you will pity you very very great. and i have Skype,wechat,whatsapp,Hello talk. this is my Skype id ( z.ashi2 )

Saturday, August 13th 2016

10/10…woowww.

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Thank you Gill. I get 10/10.

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Thanks Gill for the lesson
i get 9/10

Saturday, August 13th 2016

I’ve got 10/10 nice to see you guys :D

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Thank you very much Gill!

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Very good lesson!

Sunday, August 14th 2016

I could understand the difference between both better, It was very helpful.

Thank you very much Gill.
Regards.

Monday, August 15th 2016

Thankyou Gill. Great lesson.

Monday, August 15th 2016

Thanks teacher for sharing this wondeful class a bit easy but anyhow interesting. I got 9 out of ten bye bye

Monday, August 15th 2016

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Monday, August 15th 2016

    Thanks…i’d like to add u….

    Tuesday, August 16th 2016

its apleasure listening to you

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

hai maru

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

that is great, lovely…

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

It was an useful class. I have tried to listen to the teachers so careful, because I’d like to learn English as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

7/10 not so bad, but I’ll study more.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

Its good to learn here.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

i got 10/10

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

great teachers

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

Thank you Gill

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

obregado

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

Thank you, Jill)it was very helpful and at the same time everything was easy to understand. You are a great teacher, you remind me my favourite teacher (when I was little and went to school I adored my Maths teacher, and surprisingly, you have much in common:voice, manners, tact, tempo. I listen to you and my childhood memories are again wih me, fresh and bright)I hope, it’s polite, it’s not offensive to make such a comparison. Thanks for your work and great lessons!

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Thanks! I’m always listening to you, Gill!

Very good examples to understand the meaning and the use of these two terms.

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Greatest teacher ever! I love your classes.

Friday, August 19th 2016

Yeeay I got all the point. Thanks gill you really help us to comparing those verb by the way I do love your British accent gill

Saturday, August 20th 2016

It was really useful. Thank u so much!

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Thank you Gill for sharing us your knowledge until you explained that differences between the two verbs it is fully clear for me

I will be expecting more of your marvelous videos!!!

Sunday, August 21st 2016

thanks Gill! :)

Monday, August 22nd 2016

Thank you Gill

Monday, August 22nd 2016

Thank you Gill. I have question. Why we choice hear, Have you ________ from your friend recently?
hear not listen.
Also here.
Did you _____ that baby crying?
Why choice hear not listen

Monday, August 22nd 2016

Many thanks really useful.

Monday, August 22nd 2016

Many thanks, teacher!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

thank you Gill

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

I get it

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

thanks Mam.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016

Gill it was incredibly class! Thank you

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

You are amazing ..thanks gill

Friday, September 2nd 2016

Hello Gill and thank you for useful lesson.I got 9 of 10.

Friday, September 2nd 2016

i should many hear again. thanks Gill

Sunday, September 4th 2016

thanks Gill

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Oh, I am correct 8 in 10,

Sunday, September 4th 2016

thank you teacher Gill, from now i am not confusing about two verbs any more

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Thanx ma’am u made it easy to understand

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Thank you So Much !!!

Saturday, September 10th 2016

I got 10/10.

Saturday, September 10th 2016

Thank you Gill!!

Saturday, September 10th 2016

Thank you. I live your sound it help me to understand.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

I like your voice. It ‘s clear.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

thanks , 9/10

Sunday, September 18th 2016

Its very class and quiz!

Monday, September 19th 2016
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