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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. At the end of a speech, _____.

Question 2 2.

In the following conversation, what do Bob and Pete AGREE on?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

Question 3 3.

In the following conversation, which key words do NOT help you figure out the flow of agreement and disagreement?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

Question 4 4.

Which of the following is a clue that the speaker is making an important point?

A. He starts talking more loudly.

B. He starts talking more slowly.

C. He is repeating something he already said.

Question 5 5.

You and your friend are having a conversation in English. Your friend asks you:

Do you want a new sweater for your birthday?

You respond:

No, I want a new scarf for my birthday.

In your sentence, which word will have a change in intonation to show that it is the focus of the sentence?

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Question 6 6. _____ listening provides good advice and includes asking open-ended questions.

Question 7 7. What is the intonation marker for a question in English?

Question 8 8. John nods his head along in agreement to a message that Judy is delivering. When Judy completes the delivery of her message, John paraphrases the critical content back to her. John's actions are examples of:

Question 9 9. Sally is attending a presentation on ethics for a class in her Masters program. She is focusing on tying some of the key information to concepts that she has already learned in an effort to help her recall the information at a later time. What steps is she concerned with in the listening process?

Question 10 10. Why are mnemonics significant?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements indicates that a speaker is not very confident?

Question 12 12. Hearing _____, whereas listening _____.

Question 13 13.

Based on the following conversation, what is Josh's attitude towards getting picked for the football team?

June: Josh, did you hear? You got picked for the football team?

Josh: I heard! This is so exciting; I can't wait to tell my mom!

Question 14 14.

Your friend is telling you that he is tired. Here are three ways that he could phrase this message:

A. 'I am completely spent and can't do another thing tonight'

B. 'I'm really tired.'

C. 'I am starting to drag a little.'

Put these three statements in order from LEAST emphatic to MOST emphatic.

Question 15 15.

Consider the following passage:

Dogs might be 'man's best friend,' but I'd rather have a cat. Cats are so clean, and they're so quiet that you can even keep them in a little apartment without a lot of fuss. And they have that feline grace. I love just sitting and watching a cat move around. It's a pleasure to live with a cat.

What is the topic of this passage?

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Question 16 16.

If you hear the following two sentences spoken aloud in English, will you be able to hear a difference?

Sentence 1: He left his scarf at home.

Sentence 2: He left his scarf at home?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a step of improving long-term memory results?

Question 18 18.

Consider the following passage:

Dogs might be 'man's best friend,' but I'd rather have a cat. Cats are so clean, and they're so quiet that you can even keep them in a little apartment without a lot of fuss. And they have that feline grace. I love just sitting and watching a cat move around. It's a pleasure to live with a cat.

What is the author's main point about cats?

Question 19 19. How should you BEST remember information by using short-term memory?

Question 20 20. What type of barrier occurs when a listener creates a message based on what they already believe about the topic, versus having an open mind and listening to all of the facts?

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Question 21 21. Chains of similar or related words in a passage can help you

Question 22 22. In the _____ stage, an individual is gathering the words and sentences in his brain to be used in the next stage of the listening process.

Question 23 23. If you're listening to spoken English and you hear a word you don't know, what should you do?

Question 24 24. When your professor discusses a new theory, it is a good idea to keep this information in your mind in case you need to recall it - perhaps by tying it to an acronym or using some type of mnemonic device. What stage of the listening process do you utilize to store information?

Question 25 25. Pick the word or phrase that would NOT indicate agreement with another speaker.

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Question 26 26. When your brain receives words and sentences and you attach meaning to them, you are in the _____ stage of the listening process.

Question 27 27. Does pitch or intonation in English change the meaning of individual words?

Question 28 28. Which type of effective listening is concerned with investigating the speaker's message by considering its appropriateness and clarity?

Question 29 29. An English speaker wants to put strong emphasis on the phrase 'do not touch anything.' How would he or she accomplish that goal?

Question 30 30. Jane had a long argument with her boss, and they had a further falling out based on their exchange. Which of the following would BEST reflect an example of selective listening in this situation?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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