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Topic: Listening

In the News (Wed 19 Jun 19)

  Listening Skills
When you are too emotionally involved in listening, you tend to hear what you want to hear--not what is actually being said.
Listening to an academic lecture is not a passive act--at least it shouldn't be.
Your mind does have the capacity to listen, think, write and ponder at the same time, but it does take practice.
www.d.umn.edu /student/loon/acad/strat/ss_listening.html   (296 words)

 Effective Listening
In active listening we are also genuinely interested in understanding what the other person is thinking, feeling, wanting or what the message means, and we are active in checking out our understanding before we respond with our own new message.
Listening effectively is difficult because people vary in their communication skills and in how clearly they express themselves, and often have different needs, wants and purposes for interacting.
Active listening is a very effective first response when the other person is angry, hurt or expressing difficult feelings toward you, especially in relationships that are important to you.
www.drnadig.com /listening.htm   (1344 words)

 Saricoban - The Teaching of Listening (I-TESL-J)
Listening to and understanding speech involves a number of basic processes, some depending upon linguistic competence, some depending upon previous knowledge that is not necessarily of a purely linguistic nature, and some depending upon psychological variables that affect the mobilization of these competence and knowledge in the particular task situation.
The listener must have a continuous set to listen and understand, and as he hears the utterance, he may be helped by some kind of set to process and remember the information transmitted.
This type of listening exercises does not present the redundancies, the colloquialisms, the hesitations, the gestures and the facial expressions that are an inseparable part of the spoken language.
iteslj.org /Articles/Saricoban-Listening.html   (2493 words)

 What is listening?
Listening is the absorption of the meanings of words and sentences by the brain.
Active listening is a method of responding to another that encourages communication.
Active listening is a very demanding skill that requires practice and perseverance; however, active listening is also very rewarding.
www.ccsf.edu /Services/LAC/lern10/listening.html   (714 words)

 Emotional intelligence for parents and families
Listening is the basis of conflict resolution, the core of trust, and also central to the development of healthy self-concept.
Listening can be listening to your own self; it can be listening to someone you have trouble hearing; or it can be listening to your family and friends.
When you listen for someone, you are actively making her good, and actively working to be on her side.
www.kidsource.com /parenting/listening.html   (792 words)

 7 Keys to Listening...
It even involves "listening" to what people aren't directly saying, or what they might be too reluctant to say, or what they definitely don't want you to do in response to their communications.
Their job was to just sit there and listen, while the "patient" first described his/her complaints and then continued to talk as they attempted to work out a solution on their own.
Listening without thinking is also a requirement for listening to people respectfully and keeping an open mind to the merit or value they bring to the interaction.
www.stresscure.com /relation/7keys.html   (3603 words)

 Lessons in Lifemanship - Chapter 2: Listening
The problem frequently is that the listener is so passive, so detached, and so easily distracted that he or she just fails to get the message.
A listener must have real concern for a person who is expressing his or her inner thoughts and emotions to be fully receptive.
If you make an analysis of it, what passes for conversation is frequently just serialized monologues, with each person not so much listening to the other as phrasing in his or her mind what he or she would like to say next when it is possible to break in.
bbll.com /ch02.html   (3152 words)

 BBC | British Council teaching English - Think - Listening   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It does, however, play a key role, especially at the subconscious level, in communication and an awareness of it and how it can vary from culture to culture, can be particularly important in helping students to develop their ability to understand in a real environment.
Listening is one of the most challenging skills for our students to develop and yet also one of the most important.
By developing their ability to listen well we develop our students' ability to become more independent learners, as by hearing accurately they are much more likely to be able to reproduce accurately, refine their understanding of grammar and develop their own vocabulary.
www.teachingenglish.org.uk /think/listen.shtml   (529 words)

It is easier to listen to a film or a TV programme than to an audio tape because in a film you can usually see the speaker so you see their expression and their body language.
Listening to confirm what you predict is easier than listening and trying to understand everything.
Listen to your classmates, for example when they are practising their presentations.
elc.polyu.edu.hk /cill/listenin.htm   (1182 words)

 Listening - Momentum Coaching, LLC
Listening is the ability to receive, attend to, interpret, and respond to verbal messages and other cues, like body language, in ways that are appropriate to the purpose.
The Personal Listening ProfileĀ® is a self-directed learning instrument that helps people discover their preferred or most natural approach to listening as they gain insight into the different Listening Approaches of others.
The Personal Listening Profile is a highly reliable personal learning instrument designed to explore and enhance the role of listening in communication.
www.momentumcoaching.com /listening.html   (594 words)

 Reforming Project Management Theory and Practice
Not that I have mastered the skill of listening, but because it is a skill worth mastering.
Listen generously with a willingness to be influenced.
To be generous with our listening entails keeping open the possibility that we don't understand what is being said and why.
weblog.halmacomber.com /2003_12_14_archive.html   (3235 words)

 Teaching Listening
Of the 'four skills,' listening is by far the most frequently used.
Listening and speaking are often taught together, but beginners, especially non-literate ones, should be given more listening than speaking practice.
Around 140 listening clips and quizzes for students to access online; categorized into four difficulty levels, but activities marked 'easy' may be too difficult for beginners due to unfamiliar vocabulary; many include pre- and post-listening exercises; requires audio software such as RealPlayer (free) or optional interactive software like Divace.
writing.colostate.edu /guides/teaching/esl/listening.cfm   (854 words)

 UIL: Academics - Elementary and Junior High - Listening
The listening contest is designed to help students in grades 5,6,7 and 8 recognize the importance of effective listening skills and to identify problems they may have in listening effectively.
Through preparation for the contest, participants will listen actively to a variety of material and learn to analyze and evaluate a speaker's message critically.
Contestants will listen to a script ranging from seven to ten minutes in length, take notes as needed, and use their notes to answer 25 multiple choice, true/false and short answer test questions.
www.uil.utexas.edu /academics/elem_jrhigh/listening.html   (168 words)

 Easy listening - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While easy listening music is mostly instrumental (often played on light of tone instruments such as the Hammond Organ or Ukulele), some singers, such as Andy Williams, Jack Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Eydie Gorme had vocal styles which were highly compatible with this style.
Beautiful music is a subset of easy listening music, since as a radio format it had rigid standards for instrumentation (e.g., few or no saxophones) and restrictions on how many vocal pieces could be played in an hour.
Easy listening music is almost always orchestrated and is more analogous to classical music than to jazz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Easy_listening   (396 words)

 PC(USA) - Interfaith Listening Program
The General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) affirmed continuation of Interfaith Listening as an ongoing program of the church, to be carried out by the Interfaith Relations Office.
This is exciting news, since hosts and team members who had experienced the visits in earlier years agreed that interaction with Interfaith Listening teams made a difference to those involved.
Stereotypes were replaced with direct experience and interaction; new information and perspectives were shared; connections between Muslims and Presbyterians and other Christians here in the U.S. were begun; and the teams returned home with a changed perspective on the United States and a stronger commitment to their own interfaith work.
www.pcusa.org /listeningproject   (574 words)

 Study Skills Library - Academic Skills Center - Cal Poly
Listening might be defined as the lost art of hearing and understanding what someone is saying.
Your understanding from listening will improve if you can see the order and consistency in the lecture and anticipate the next topics or words.
You need a reason for wanting to listen or you will be unmotivated during the lecture.
sas.calpoly.edu /asc/ssl/listening.html   (693 words)

 PBS Parents . Reading and Language . About My First Grader . Listening Milestones | PBS
When your child listens to an explanation of a concept or to an informational book read aloud, she can understand and remember more complicated information than she can when she reads on her own.
This is because she does not have to focus on figuring out the words.
Your first grader learns words through listening to books read aloud, through discussing new words with adults, and through the introduction of new vocabulary into everyday experiences.
pbs.org /parents/readinglanguage/first/listening_milestone_first.html   (670 words)

 English Listening Quizzes (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Listen to the people speaking about different numbers and write down the number you hear.
Listen to two people speaking about different objects and write down the price of each object.
Listen twice to this short excerpt and then answer comprehension questions.
esl.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /library/quiz/bllisteningquiz.htm   (680 words)

 Speaking & Listening Skills
For example, say you were listening to a report on zebras, and the speaker mentioned that no two are alike.
The next part of listening happens when you take what you have heard and understand it in your own way.
With practice, while you are listening you will also be able to think about what you are hearing, really understand it, and give feedback to the speaker.
www.factmonster.com /homework/listeningskills1.html   (528 words)

 English Language Arts 10: Teaching and Learning Strategies "Listening"
Listening is an active process by which students receive, construct meaning from, and respond to spoken and or nonverbal messages (Emmert, 1994).
Listening in order to analyze and evaluate requires students to evaluate a speaker's arguments and the value of the ideas, appropriateness of the evidence, and the persuasive techniques employed.
After listening to the story, students are asked to jot down the four or five details that are most important to the outcome.
www.sasked.gov.sk.ca /docs/xla/ela15b.html   (3439 words)

 The Listener Wins -
If we don't critically train our listening tastes, we could be a mindless consumer of whatever the music industry pushes our way with big ad budgets and slick promotions.
Naturally, listening is critical in the business environment where a mistake in understanding can cost thousands or millions of dollars, or listening to a customer or employee can make a product better and increase the bottom line.
Speakers share their wisdom and try to persuade, but listeners make meaning of what is heard -- they make the ultimate decision to act on what they hear.
featuredreports.monster.com /listen/overview   (688 words)

 ESL - Listening
Read and listen to interesting stories, and watch the cartoon at the same time.
Listen to the program, join in the discussion and answer questions.
Listening to the news and learning about new developments in China.
www.rong-chang.com /listen.htm   (340 words)

 :: Russ Feingold :: Contact Information
That's the equivalent of listening to more than every person in Marinette County (estimated total population 43,364) or listening to more than everyone in the city of Fond du Lac(population 42,095).
Listening Sessions, which I believe are one of the most rewarding parts of my job, are designed to allow people to discuss concerns, and listen to friends and neighbors do the same in an open environment.
Listening Sessions work in Wisconsin because so many people come and tell me what's on their mind.
feingold.senate.gov /listening/index.html   (316 words)

 Listening Theme Page
They focus on helping students improve their general listening skills, for example by having them listen to and then follow instructions.
Students read and listen to experts in the field as part of the course.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "listening and esl" will produce numerous hits.
www.cln.org /themes/listening.html   (848 words)

 TOEFL Listening Information
We will learn about the Listening Section, why it is so hard, and how we can raise our scores quickly on this part of the test.
The best way to improve one's listening is to live in a country in which English is spoken.
The truth is that for many people, the Listening Section is the hardest part of the test to improve on quickly.
www.testmagic.com /toefl/listening   (1115 words)

 WorkKeys Listening Assessment : Measures ability to receive and relay verbal information
The Listening portion of the WorkKeys Listening and Writing test measures the skill that people use when they receive verbal information in the workplace and relay it to another person.
Examinees are asked to listen to the audiotaped messages and then compose written messages based on what they have heard.
The examinee is placed in the role of an employee who receives information from customers, co-workers, or suppliers, and must then write down the information to communicate it to someone else.
www.act.org /workkeys/assess/listen/index.html   (424 words)

 ESL Independent Study Lab - Listening 1
Listen to English (E.L. Easton) - A wide variety of very creative listening activities.
Randall's Cyber Listening Lab - There are Short Listening Exercises, General Listening Quizzes, Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes, and Long Conversations.
Before you listen, read the background information that is given to help you understand the speech.
www.lclark.edu /~krauss/toppicks/listening.html   (1176 words)

 Online Listening Opportunities
Below are a number of my favorite websites for students who want to listen to interesting things and improve their listening skills.
Read and listen to current news stories on a wide range of interesting topics.
Listen, read and listen, and/or try the provided listening exercises.
www.geocities.com /kjschjp/eng_learn_res/online_res/listening.html   (796 words)

 K-2 Listening Interactives - Utah Education Network
Listen to words and choose the missing letter.
Listen to the mixed up story and put it right.
Listen to clues and decide what is in the bag.
www.uen.org /k-2interactives/listening.shtml   (75 words)

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