Listening for Basic Comprehension


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Why can emotional engagement sometimes function as a distraction?

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1. What level of listening is necessary for a basic understanding of the speaker's words?

2. Why is engagement important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Listening skills are integral for understanding what someone is talking about. You'll be asked to define comprehension, understand the importance of engagement and answer why focus is an essential part of listening.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will ask you to:

  • Understand why emotional engagement can be a distraction
  • Know listening level that's required to understand of a speaker's words
  • Determine the importance of engagement
  • Assess why focus is an important element to listening
  • Define comprehension

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons why focus is an important part of listening
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about listening strategies to determine why a person's emotions can distract them from understanding
  • Defining key terms - ensure you can accurately define the term comprehension

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson, Listening for Basic Comprehension to learn more about this topic. Some objectives this lesson helps with include:

  • Define the types of listening
  • Assess illustrative examples of listening comprehension
  • Understand why people need to develop good listening skills