Hear vs Listen to

Hear or listen (to) difference
Hear is sounds that come to ear but we don’t understand the sound that is going on.
•I heard a strong noise
•I heard their conversation but don’t try to listen to it.
Listen (to) is used to mean that you understand the sounds that core to your ear and you pay attention to the sound that is going on
•I listen to him carefully.
•You should listen carefully then answer.
Listen and listen to
If there is no object we can use listen without to
•Listen!
•Listen to me carefully.

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