ARE YOU LISTENING?
ORAL COMMUNICATIONS – UNIT 3
Unit 2 Lesson 1 Independent Work
According to the Commission on the English Curriculum,
"Listening is the neglected language art at all educational levels."
Do you agree or disagree with this statement. Explain.
Record the quote and then your response and be prepared to discuss.
Write these terms down and listen / read for the definitions during the following lessons.
• Passive Listening (L)
• Active Listening (L)
• Listening Spare Time (L)
• Appreciative Listening (L)
• Discriminative Listening (L)
• Empathetic Listening (L)
• Critical Listening (L)
• Filter (R)
• False Comparison
• Jump on the Bandwagon
• Stack the Deck
• Name Calling
L= From Lecture
R= From Reading
"Nature has given us ONE tongue, but
TWO ears that we may hear twice as much as we speak."
"If each of America's more than 100 million workers prevented just one
$10 mistake by better listening, their organizations would save $1 billion."
The Rate Gap Between Speaking and
We speak at
120 words per minute
We hear and process much quicker.
Hear 50 words
Tune in and think about them
Hear next 60 words
Tune out and mind wanders
Hear next 70 words
Tune back in and think about them
Because out brains can process words more quickly than they are delivered, we have to learn to use the “rate gap” to improve our listening skills.
How do you listen when …
a. you are an air traffic controller straining to hear a "mayday call from a plane in trouble?
b. your aunt calls from Des Moines to chat?
c. Mom or Dad wants to talk to you about household chores? (do you tune out)
Four Ways to Listen:
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