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Listening Skills 1

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These notes are from our week 4 lecture, about understanding the main idea.

These notes are from our week 4 lecture, about understanding the main idea.

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  • 1. Understanding the Main Idea Listening Skills 1
  • 2. Listening Skills <ul><li>Remember from a previous lesson, there are 6 important skills we will study this semester. They are: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding supporting ideas, facts </li></ul><ul><li>Draw inferences - make a conclusion based on information from the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the speaker’s purpose attitude (is he angry?, is she confused?) </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing charts </li></ul>
  • 3. Listening Skills <ul><li>Today, and maybe next week, we will study the first skill, understanding the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>As you know, after listening to a conversation or lecture, there is a set of questions. Usually, the first question is about the main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to answer this question, you need to have an overall understanding of the conversation/lecture. </li></ul>
  • 4. Listening Skills <ul><li>Questions about the main idea may be phrased in several ways. For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are they talking about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the conversation about? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of this conversation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the topic of this lecture? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of this lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the students and professor discussing? </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Listening Skills <ul><li>You need an overall understanding of the topic to answer these questions correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Often, the first few sentences of the conversation/lecture will contain the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>When you have an understanding of the main idea, write it down in your notes. It’s also a good idea to underline or circle it. it. There is almost always a question about the main idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s get started on page 27 in your book. </li></ul>circle

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