As you know Hören is a critical skill for improving the other skills (Schreiben, Sprechen and Lesen).

I am looking for a set of books that would teach me this skill and give me good exercises?

I am almost novice in German language, and I have already finished Studio D A1


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Here is a link to a project (Book2) where you can hear or download 100 exercises (common situations for novices i think) even in Persian-German:


The online exercises are limited (demo only), but you can download the complete mp3 files for free there (native speaker - man and woman):


Hope this helps. I am not involved in this project and don't want to advertise.


It is for children, but I think that fairy tales are a good audio to improve your listening. Nearly everyone in Germany knows the fairy tales of Gebrüder Grimm. And I think they are easy to understand. Even if you do not understand every word it is easy to catch the message. Examples: Hänsel und Gretel, Hans im Glück, Rapunzel, ...

Here is a link: http://www.loyalbooks.com/book/maerchen-by-grimm-1


There is a news site in "leichter Sprache" called nachrichtenleicht.de (simple language) which might be good for a novice, since they use a limited vocabulary. They also provide audio that is spoken very slowly.

The public radio Deutschlandradio provides its broadcasts as transcripts and as audio, but they will be challenging for a beginner.


The best way to learn the pronunciation of a language is watching TV.

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    Hello and welcome to German language Stack Exchange. Thanks for already taking the tour; if any questions remain, visit the help center. I disagree with your answer, because I feel that listining to the radio is a lot better. There are so many TV shows that feature incorrect or otherwise bad German that just doesn’t happen on radios.
    – Jan
    Jun 30, 2015 at 15:04
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    And when you consider the fact that OP is in Iran, your suggestion might be a bit difficult.
    – Stephie
    Jun 30, 2015 at 15:07

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