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Hear and Listen

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Hi there! During this lesson we'regoing to look at the differences between the words, Hear and Listen

The word Hear is used when a noise, a sound, or music enters our ears and we are able to hear it in an involuntary way.

For example, I can hear the phone ringing, or Could you speak a bit louder because I can't hear you?

Then the word Listen is used when we use our ears to pay attention to a noise, a sound, or music in a voluntary way.

For example, I only listen to the radio when I'm in my car, or: I am listening, but I can't hear you very well.
Note that when we talk about using our ears to concentrate on a sound, we need to add the word: to...I listen to music, I listen to the radio.

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