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Listening comes to a stop when I recognise a word but don't know its meaning

August 05 at 08:00

Dear Steve,

When I'm listening, vocabulary falls into three categories: words or phrases I know immediately, ones I don't know at all, and words that I recognise but can't recall the meaning. What happens at the moment is that when I hear a word that I recognise but don't know, my listening comes to an abrupt stop while I try to remember what the word means. Half the time I remember but by the time I get there, the audio has moved on and I've missed huge chunks of what was said.

Any comments on what's going on and what I need to do to get over it?

Kind regards,