Today Continue work on hobbies Focus on listening
There Are Different Ways to Listen! Just like with reading, you can use different skills when you listen For example, with reading, you have learned: To find the main idea Scanning There are skills you can practice to listen more effectively
Selective Listening What – selective listening happens when you do not focus on all of the words being spoken, just the specific information you are interested in When – you would use selective listening when you were interested in learning a specific piece of information What situations do you think this might apply in? Why would you listen selectively?
Why Learn Selective Listening? To learn How much does something cost? What are the hours of a certain business? Is there a process you need to follow before going somewhere? Etc. To save time Know what you need to before doing something so you don’t have to repeat a step or do something unnecessarily
How?! When learning a new language it can be very hard to know what is important to listen to and what isn’t! It’s a process Just like with everything you’ve learned, selective listening takes practice
Tips for Listening Selectively Plan Think ahead about what you want to learn or what you want to know so that you will know what to listen for Write down questions you want to have answered, the information you want to obtain. For example How much will this cost? Where is this located/what is the address? What time does the program start?
More Tips… Listen Listen more than once if you need to, call back and listen to the recording again Ask whomever is speaking to repeat the point that was interesting to you Write Notes with information you are interested in (while you listen) Questions you would like ask to receive clarification Words you don’t understand
Let’s Practice! From our work this week it is clear that you all enjoy watching movies! Audio-recording from a movie theatre that lists: Movie times Theatre location Costs Deals
First Listen We will listen to this recording twice First time As a group We are listening for the price of matinee tickets Matinee – noun – a French word that means a show that plays during the afternoon
http://www.esl-lab.com/show/showrd1.htm This listening exercise is featured in Randall’s ESL Café, a website of teacher resources for listening activities TESL Student/Teacher instructions: Click on the link above Scroll down to “II Listening Exercises” Press the play button to listen to the recording
Second Listen Second time Looking at our handouts Listen to complete the information on your handout Now, let’s practice our selective listening skills Look at your handout Let’s review the information you will be listening for Write down the information from the recording that answers these questions or fills in these blanks
Notice… Were there any words or terms you did not understand? Kitty-corner Box office We usually review new vocabulary before we do an exercise! With selective listening is not necessary to understand every word you hear as long as you understand the information you require