NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Changes in the lowness or highness of a person's voice is known as _____.

Question 2 2.

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 3 3. Paraphrasing is to _____.

Question 4 4. You walk away from a conversation feeling both heard and understood. This shows that the other person was _____.

Question 5 5.

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!

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Question 6 6. _____ listening involves the receiver understanding the other person's communication and feeling what they are feeling.

Question 7 7. An English speaker wants to put strong emphasis on the phrase 'do not touch anything.' How would he or she accomplish that goal?

Question 8 8.

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 9 9. What are the four types of effective listening in groups?

Question 10 10. At the end of a speech, _____.

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Question 11 11.

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

Question 13 13. 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?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. _____ listening provides good advice and includes asking open-ended questions.

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Question 16 16. If you're listening to spoken English and you hear a word you don't know, what should you do?

Question 17 17. What is the intonation marker for a question in English?

Question 18 18. Active listening comes from the person-centered therapy of _____.

Question 19 19.

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

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Question 21 21.

In the following conversation, what do Bob and Pete DISAGREE 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 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. Which type of effective listening is concerned with investigating the speaker's message by considering its appropriateness and clarity?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a reason we listen?

Question 25 25. Chains of similar or related words in a passage can help you

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Question 26 26.

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?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements indicates that a speaker is not very confident?

Question 28 28.

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?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30. 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?

NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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