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