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Listening for Tone & Attitude

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

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

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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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of how to listen for tone and attitude. You will be quizzed on word choice and techniques used to convey tone and attitude.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • How speed can indicate a speaker's tone
  • What key words help to convey tone and attitude
  • How word choice conveys confidence or lack of confidence

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about how the speed of speech affects tone and attitude
  • Making connections - understand how qualifiers convey certainty or uncertainty, and to what degree
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about listening for tone and attitude

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, further review the lesson called Listening for Tone & Attitude to meet the following objectives:

  • Cite examples of what volume can indicate
  • Give examples of qualifiers commonly used
  • Listen for word choices that imply or refer to attitude
  • Know how word choice can convey empathy
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