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I have difficulty understanding dialogue in movies when the characters speak fast.
For example, I was watching The Lord of the Rings and became frustrated with my listening comprehension. I could not understand many sentences Gandalf said; when I turned on the subtitles there was not a word I did not know, but when he said it I just could not understand it.
This happens in other movies and even daily conversations. I tend to be better at catching the end of a sentence than the beginning. I’ve been in the UK for ten years now, so I don’t know what could be causing this, and since I don’t know its cause, I have no idea what to do to fix or improve it.
How can I improve my comprehension of rapid dialogue?