Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers


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Hearing _____, whereas listening _____.

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1. 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?

2. A speaker can use open-ended questions to obtain information about his or her audience. Which of the following is an example of an open-ended question?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hearing and listening might seem like the same thing, but they are very different, especially in public speaking. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you understand the difference and ensure your comprehension of essential information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Differentiating between hearing and listening
  • Identifying types of questions
  • Remembering facts about the end of a speech
  • Recalling statistics on hearing and clues

Skills Practiced

This worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on listening and hearing in public speaking
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as listening and hearing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding recalling information when given clues

Additional Learning

Understand more about hearing and listening by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers. The lesson features these topics:

  • Explaining the difference between hearing and listening
  • Outlining the steps in listening
  • Explaining the importance of listening for public speakers
  • Demonstrating how to use listening skills for better public speaking