Part 7 Thinking and learning. Unit 31 Listening
Idioms → Thinking and learning → Listening
Learners of English sometimes say 'l don't listen to English on the radio because it's too fast and I can't make head nor tail of it.
But think about that. When you were a few months old, learning your own language from scratch, did you understand it all? No! But you listened and learned. Then you learned to speak and read and write. But listening came first. So even if you don't feel confident, have a go at it.
(can't) make head nor tail of - (can't) understand
from scratch - from the beginning - с азов; заново; на пустом месте; на голом месте; "с нуля"; с нулевого уровня; с начала; с самого начала
have a go - have a try - попробовать
Переведите на родной язык:
I can't make head nor tail of this computer handbook.
We'll have to start again from scratch.
You might not enjoy it, but it's worth having a go at it and finding out.
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