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Listening for Comprehension & Meaning - Chapter Summary
Helpful strategies to use when trying to figure out the main point in either written or verbal communication are included in this chapter. Words and phrases that indicate agreement and disagreement in a discussion are reviewed. Distinguishing fact from opinion is the focus of a lesson in the chapter. You will also get a chance to look over these additional listening considerations:
- Paying attention to and comprehending instructions
- Different uses of intonation
- Major indicators for a speaker's attitude and tone
Go through the numerous fun videos in this chapter using either a computer or one of several kinds of web-enabled handheld devices. To easily find any segment that you want to review again, you can use the convenient video tags. Double-check your understanding of the most important terms and concepts throughout the chapter by completing the practice quizzes that accompany each lesson.
1. Transitions & Signal Words in Listening
When you're listening to someone speaking English, paying attention to transitions and signal words really pays off. Here are some tips with examples of how these words are used in conversations.
2. Listening for Agreement & Disagreement
Listening for agreement and disagreement can be tough if English isn't your first language. Here are some tips and practice questions to help you make it work.
3. Listening for the Main Point
In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!
4. Listening for Facts and Opinions
You may know that facts are concrete observations, whereas opinions are thoughts on those observations. But have you ever thought about how people hide opinions in facts? This lesson explains how.
5. Listening and Understanding Instructions
Even for adults, listening and following instructions can be harder than it sounds, and for many students, it can seem daunting. In this lesson, explore several tips and tricks for increasing listening and teaching instruction comprehension.
6. Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking
A speech should not bore the audience. To captivate your audience and command their attention, the use of vivid language is necessary. This includes using clarity, rhythm and vividness to get your audience to pay attention to your speech.
7. Listening for Intonation Cues
Making sense of intonation cues in spoken English can be tough, especially if it isn't your first language. To help you figure it out, here's a guide to what to listen for.
8. Listening for Tone & Attitude
When you're learning English, listening for a speaker's tone or attitude can be even harder than listening for meaning - here are some tips for how to make it work.
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Other chapters within the FTCE English 6-12 (013): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the FTCE English 6-12 Test
- Language, Literacy & Communication
- Phonology and Word Identification Strategies
- Conventions of Standard English
- Word Comprehension
- Classroom Strategies
- Writing & Analyzing Argumentative Texts
- Composing Informative Texts
- Writing Engaging Narrative Texts
- Brainstorming & Organization for Writing
- Understanding the Writing Process
- Essay Structure & Elements
- Syntax & Sentence Structure
- Citations & References
- Intro to Essay Writing
- Revising & Improving Written Works
- The Research Process for Written Works
- Strategies & Activities for Teaching Vocabulary
- Reading Comprehension & Fluency
- Reading & Writing Instruction
- Effective English Assessment Methods
- Strategies for Analyzing Texts
- Analyzing Expository Texts
- Analyzing Persuasive & Functional Texts
- Genre & Form
- Analyzing Literary Texts
- American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature
- Poetry Analysis
- Rhetorical Devices
- The Listening Process
- Delivering Effective Presentations
- Classroom Teaching Strategies
- FTCE English 6-12 Flashcards