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An example use of listen in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… um to uh to to listen to some of the …”
Listen means to hear with attention.
the word listen occurs in english on average 57.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that listen can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;