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Listening skills. April 170 th 2012. Today. ‘Listening – discussion task’ Listening strategy (heavy stress) Listening for the main ideas. Listening-discussion task. Discuss the questions in your groups. Extra discussion questions:

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listening skills

Listening skills

April 170th 2012

today
Today
  • ‘Listening – discussion task’
  • Listening strategy (heavy stress)
  • Listening for the main ideas.
listening discussion task
Listening-discussion task
  • Discuss the questions in your groups.
  • Extra discussion questions:
  • What things do you have in your room right now that you can live without?
  • What things are absolutely essential for you?
listening strategy heavy stress
Listening strategy – Heavy stress
  • We learned before that we stress new information.
  • i.e., “Please pass me my wallet. The blue wallet, not the black wallet.”
  • We also use put stress on words to show importance.
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Listening strategy – Heavy stress

We also use put stress on words to show importance.

  • i.e., “I want to drink sojutonight.”
  • This indicates that “tonight” is important.
  • “I want to drink soju tonight.”
  • This indicates that “soju” is important.
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Listening strategy – Heavy stress
  • Practice (pp.52-53 handout).
practice p 52
Practice p.52

A off, down, bedB last (night) tonightA Saturday, SundayBAbbb

practice p 53
Practice p.53

1. today, tomorrow

2. her, me

3. school, comic

4. ten, twenty

5. dad, friend

6. ten, nine

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Listening strategy – Heavy stress
  • You should try to listen for this in all situations.
  • Helps you to better catch important points.
  • Can help you understand the MAIN IDEA!
listening for main important ideas
Listening for main/important ideas
  • Also known as ‘extensive listening’ because we need to listen in a more general way.
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Listening for main/important ideas

Tips:

1. Take notes when you can:

  • - It’s normal to forget things after you hear them. - Writing can help you remember more easily. - Writing something encourages you to focus on and identify the main ideas (and important details).
  • - Can help you identify what you do and do not understand.
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Listening for main/important ideas

Tips:

2. Listen for stressed or repeated words/ideas.

  • - Often, a speaker will put stress on certain words or repeat ideas important to the dialog.
  • - May rephrase the important information.
  • - May repeat the important information.
  • - May summarize the information.
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Listening for main/important ideas
  • The main idea is often given near the beginning of a dialog (the “topic sentence”).
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Listening for main/important ideas

Tips:

3. Use your own knowledge and experience.

  • - Try to make connections between what you are hearing and your own knowledge/experience.
  • i.e., If someone is talking about fishing, and fishing is your hobby, you can use your existing knowledge to help you understand.
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Listening for main/important ideas

Tips:

4. Make predictions about what is coming next.

  • - Try to guess what the speaker(s) will say.
watch the video
Watch the video
  • Pre-listening:
  • What kind of phone do you have?
  • Are you satisfied with the features of your phone?
  • What features do you think future phones should have?
watch the video1
Watch the video
  • Take notes!
  • Think about:
  • - What is the topic of this discussion?
  • - What are the important ideas?

http://www.ted.com/talks/fabian_hemmert_the_shape_shifting_future_of_the_mobile_phone.html

video 2
Video 2
  • Take notes!
  • Think about:
  • - What is the topic of this discussion?
  • - What are the important ideas?
  • - What important details are given?
  • http://www.ted.com/talks/mark_bezos_a_life_lesson_from_a_volunteer_firefighter.html
listen discussion task
Listen-discussion task
  • There will be a new video uploaded this afternoon.
  • Watch the video and answer the questions.
  • Bring your answers to class on FRIDAY!
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