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Listening skills. April 6 th 2012. Today. Quiz 2: Next Friday (April 13 th ) Explain ‘listening – discussion task’ Continue theme 2: Tone (emotion and context). Listening-Discussion Task. Each week you will: - Listen to some material (audio clip or video).
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Listening skills April 6th2012
Today • Quiz 2: Next Friday (April 13th) • Explain ‘listening – discussion task’ • Continue theme 2: Tone (emotion and context)
Listening-Discussion Task • Each week you will: • - Listen to some material (audio clip or video). • - Answer the questions (download from the website). • - Discuss the material in class with a group.
Listening-Discussion Task • This week: • Jay Walker: The world’s English mania. • http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/jay_walker_on_the_world_s_english_mania.html
Listening-Discussion Task • Instructions: • - Watch the video two times. • 1. WITH English subtitles. • 2. With NO subtitles. • NOTE: DO NOT use the Korean subtitles.
Listening-Discussion Task • Instructions: • Answer the questions and submit your answers in next Tuesday’s class (April 10th )
Listening to emotion and context • Emotion and context can sometimes be more important than specific words and details. • These two elements can tell us a lot about spoken language. • Emotion: • Is the speaker angry? Excited? Sad? Confident?
Listening to emotion and context • Context: • Is this a formal conversation? • Informal (casual) converstation? • Is the conversation happening at work? At school? At a party? • Is the conversation a business meeting? A university lecture? A chat between friends?
Listening to emotion and context • The tone can tell us these things. • It helps us determine: • The relationship between the speakers. • The situation (context). • The speakers’ feelings (emotion).
Examples • Surprised • Friendly • Annoyed • Over-confident (TOO confident). • Nervous • Angry
Worried • Neutral (no specific tone. Like a news broadcast) • Whiny (like a child complaining he doesn’t want to study). • Nagging (like a mother telling her daughter to clean her room). • Confused • Inquisitive (curious, or wanting to ask questions). • Apologetic (sorry)
Listening practice • Listen for the emotional tones we just talked about.
Can also use context WITH emotion • i.e., • A teacher using an angry tone to a student outside the classroom… • - What could the teacher be saying?
Can also use context WITH emotion • i.e., • A wife using a nagging nagging tone to her husband who drank too much soju. • - What could the wife be saying?
Can also use context WITH emotion • i.e., • A man talking to a doctor, pointing to his head and using a worried tone. • - What could the man be saying?
Video • We’re going to watch an episode of an American sit-com (comedy show, not a drama). • The main character is an actor. • Consider the contexts and what emotions the characters might have and what they might be talking about.
Characters • “Joey” : Main character: He is an actor in L.A.
Characters • “Gina” = Joey’s sister • - She is an agent (like an actor’s manager).
Characters • “Lockwood” = Joey’s enemy • - He is a more famous actor than Joey.
Video • Some background: • “Joey” is an American actor in L.A. He is making a movie with “Lockwood”, but they hate each other. • Joey meets a girl from Mexico and follows her to an English language class for foreigners. • Gina (Joey’s sister) wants to be Lockwood’s manager.