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Listen In - Starter Unit

  1. 1. Starter Unit’s ContentListen In - Book 1 ................................................................................................................................................. 2 Classroom Language ........................................................................................................................................ 2Starter Unit: Learning to listen. ........................................................................................................................... 3 TASK 1. Listening matters. ............................................................................................................................... 3 TASK 2. Listen to get the gists. ......................................................................................................................... 3 TASK 3. Listen to get the main ideas. ............................................................................................................... 4 TASK 4. Listen and decide. ............................................................................................................................... 4 TASK 5. Listen to the speaker’s intonation. ...................................................................................................... 5 TASK 6. Listen and decide your responses........................................................................................................ 5 Your Turn to practise ....................................................................................................................................... 5 Try this (for teachers) ... .................................................................................................................................. 5 In Focus: Why study English? ........................................................................................................................... 6 TapeScirpts and Answers ................................................................................................................................. 7
  2. 2. Listen In - Book 1Welcome to the Classroom Audio Program for Listen In (Second Edition) - Book 1 by David Nunan.Copyright 2003 by Heinle & Heinle/Thomson Learning. All rights reserved. ♫Classroom Language  Could you repeat that, please?  Could you play it again, please?  Could you turn up the volume, please?  How do you say... in English?  What does... mean?  How do you spell...?  Im not sure.  Sorry, I dont understand.  What did you get for question number one?  Whats your answer for number two?
  3. 3. Starter Unit: Learning to listen.  Goals ● Identifying different types of listeningTASK 1. Before listening, its useful to think about the topic and focus on the key wordsand expressions that you are likely to hear. A. Each of the people has difficulty listening in English. Check (√) the boxes next to the problems you share. B. These words appear frequently in the Listen In series. Do you know what they mean? If not, check with a partner or look them up in a dictionary. compare pronunciation repeat intonation identify expression brainstorm role play syllable recognize C. Brainstorm! Work with a partner. List two or three other problems you have with listening in English.TASK 2. We listen for many reasons. For example, we sometimes listen to get the gist ofwhat we are hearing. That means we try to understand in general what is being talkedabout. ♫
  4. 4. A. Listen and number the pictures (1-4). ♫ B. Listen again. What are the people talking about? Circle the correct answer for each. ♫TASK 3. Sometimes we listen to get the main idea of what is being said. Sometimes welisten for key details. ♫ A. Listen to the conversations and check (√) the main idea for each one. ♫ 1. ….. Carol is looking for the new job ...... Carol likes her new job. 2. ...... Adam doesnt want to get married. ….. Adam is getting married. 3. ...... Keiko bought a car. ….. Keiko sold her car. 4. ….. Jim cant go to the party. ...... Jim doesnt like parties. 5. ….. Andrea cant find her wallet. ...... Andrea found a lost wallet. B. Listen again and fill in the correct details. ♫ 1. Carol studied _________ at university. 2. Adam is _________ years old. 3. Keiko is using her _________ car. 4. Jim finishes work at _________ oclock tomorrow night. 5. Andreas _________ arrives in five minutes.TASK 4. In real life, people dont just listen, they listen and do something, such asdeciding what to wear after hearing a weather report. In this task, you are listening to threepeople and making a decision based on what you hear. ♫ A. Three people are talking about the methods they use to improve their listening skills. Listen and fill in the blanks. ♫ - Gloria: I listen to a lot of __________________. I also spend time __________________. - Francisco: One of the things I do is listen to __________________. Another is to just walk up to __________________ and start a conversation. - Min-hee: Ive got all kinds of __________________ that I use to practice. Oh, and I also listen to the __________________ on the radio.
  5. 5. B. Listen again and check your answers. Which methods are you going to use to improve your listening skills? Write them down, and share with a partner. ♫TASK 5. Listening sometimes means focusing not just on what people say, but also theway they say it. This means paying attention to pronunciation, stress, sentence rhythm, andintonation. In this task, you are listening for the speakers intonation. ♫ A. Listen to the examples. In which one is the speaker surprised? Circle the correct answer. ♫ Example 1: Shes the boss. Example 2: Shes the boss?! Listen and decide if the people are stating a fact or expressing surprise. Circle F for Fact or S for Surprise. 1. Shes your teacher?! F S 2. Im her student. F S 3. It cant be mine! F S 4. Hes not listening. F S 5. Were leaving tonight?! F S 6. Oh, no! Its already ten to three! F S B. Listen again and practice. ♫TASK 6. In real life, people typically respond to what they hear. In this task, you arelistening to questions and deciding on your own response. ♫ Listen and circle the answers that are right for you. ♫ 1. Yes, I do. I dont mind it. No, not really. 2. Listening Speaking Writing Reading 3. They talk too fast. They use a lot of slang. I cant understand all the words.Your Turn! [07:58]Talking about ways of practising listening ♫Sample Dialog ♫ A: Do you ever listen to music in English? B: Yes, I like to listen to American rock music. A: Whats your favorite group? B: I really like a band called Radiohead. How about you? A: I dont really listen to much music. I prefer movies. B: Whats your favorite movie in English? A: My favorite movies are "Titanic" and "Gladiator".Useful Expressions ♫ - How many hours do you spend studying outside of class? - I try to practice listening for about an hour every night. - How much do you understand when you listen in English? - I guess about fifty or sixty percent. - Which is harder for you, listening or speaking? - Theyre both hard but I think listening is a little harder.Try this...Ask other students the questions. When someone says Yes, write down the persons name. Ask follow-upquestions to find out more information.
  6. 6. Do you... Name More information listen to music in English? __________ ____________________ watch English-language movies? __________ ____________________ listen to English-language books on tape? __________ ____________________ take listening tests in English? __________ ____________________ have conversations with English speakers? __________ ____________________In Focus:Why study English? ♫English is widely known as the language of international trade but doing business isnt the only reason to learnthe language. There are probably almost as many reason to study English as there are people who want to learnit. Some people study English to help them get a good job. Others are preparing to travel to English-speakingcountries. Whats the main reason that youre studying English? - Im studying to pass my entrance exam for college. - I work at a hotel so I have to speak English to our guests. - I just want to understand more of the dialog in Hollywood movies.
  7. 7. TapeScirpts and AnswersTask 2 – AB1. M: 37,000 fans came out to the park Thursday to see the Knights crush the Blazers 12-1. It was the third largest crowd for a Knights game this year. The scoring began in the first inning, when Knights first baseman Rich Damien hit a 500-foot home run over the center field fence...2. W1: Hello? W2: Hello, Arlene? Its Bridget. W1: Bridget, hi. I was just about to call you about Friday. Are we still going to that new place on Third Street? W2: You mean Farrells? Yeah, Im really looking forward to it. My sister had dinner there last week and she said it was the best meal shes ever had.3. M1: So, Todd, it says here you went to Hunter. How was that? M2: Oh, it was great. Its definitely the place to go to study business. M1: Yes, a lot of our employees got their degrees at Hunter. What did you think of their business program? M2: I thought it was the best. Im really proud to be a Hunter graduate.4. W: Hey Dave, I heard you got tickets to the show on Saturday. M: Yeah, I cant wait. Geiger is one of my favorite bands. W: Year, mine, too. And their live shows are great. No one plays guitar like Steve Geiger.Task 3 – AB1. M: Carol, have you seen todays newspaper? W: Its right here. Im just reading the want-ads. M: Oh. Are you thinking about changing jobs? W: Yeah, but Im not sure what kind of job I want. M: Well, what did you study in college? W: Spanish. M: Well, maybe you could get a job as a language teacher.2. M: Look what we got in the mail today, Evelyn. W: What is it? An invitation? M: A wedding invitation. From Adam! W: What?! I cant imagine Adam with a wife! How old is he? Fifty? M: Fifty-two. And hes lived alone since he was 17.3. M: Is that your car out front, Keiko? W: No, its my fathers. I dont have a car anymore. M: What do you mean? What happened to that white Ford you used to drive? W: Oh, thats my brothers car now. M: You gave it to him?! W: No, he bought it for $200.4. W: Jim, dont forget were going to that party at the Carlyles tomorrow night. M: Whats tomorrow? Friday? W: Thats right. Youre not working, are you? M: Actually, I am. And I dont finish until ten oclock. W: Well, the Carlyles party starts at seven. M: Well then, youd better call and tell them we wont be there.5. W1: Andrea! Havent you left yet? The school bus gets here in five minutes! [03:39] W2: I just came back to get my wallet. But now I cant find it anywhere. Can you help me look for it? W1: Did you check your jacket pocket? W2: Yeah, its not there.Task 4 – AB W: Welcome to English class, everyone. My name is Gillian and Im your teacher. This is a class on listening, so the first thing I want to do is hear some of the methods you use to practice your listening skills. Mmm... Whats your name, please? P1: Gloria. W: Hi, Gloria. Do you have any advice for your classmates on how to improve your listening skills? P1: Well, I really like music so I listen to a lot of English songs. I try to understand the words and sometimes I even learn how to sing them.
  8. 8. W: Thats great. Anything else, Gloria?P1: Um... I also spend time watching movies. I like to learn new English words and Hollywood movies have a lot of slang expressions.W: Thats another good method. Someone else? Yes.P2: My names Francisco. One of the things I do is listen to books on tape. I like to listen and read the book at the same time. It really helps my pronunciation.W: Thats a good idea. Are there any other things you do, Francisco?P2: Well... another is just to walk up to English speakers and start a conversation. I leave them alone if they dont want to talk, but most people dont mind chatting for a few minutes.W: Alright. Are there any other ideas? Yes.P3: Hi, Im Min-hee. Um... Ive got all kinds of listening tests that I use to practice. I listen to the tape, take the test and then check my answers in the back of the test book.W: OK. Taking tests is another way to practice. Do you use any other methods, Min-hee?P3: Let me think... Oh, I also listen to the news in English on the radio. At first it was really difficult but after a while, I started hearing more words that I knew.W: Thats a good method, too. OK, lets hear from some other people...

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