Listening/Speaking 5: Test Study Guide #2 Name: ____________________________

Listening/Speaking 5: Test Study Guide #2
Name: ____________________________
Answer each question completely and submit with your test (50 points).
Chapter 3:
1. List 5 common ways for lecturers to start their lecture. (page 24)
2. What are the 3 main parts of a lecture? Which part contains the main points? (page 24)
3. The ____________________ is a good time for listeners to _______________ in order to get a clear idea
about the _____________________________ for the lecture. This way, listeners have a ________________ or
plan for ___________________ what will be discussed in the lecture and can later check to see if their notes, in
fact, reflect those ______________. (page 24)
4. What 3 things are commonly found in the conclusion of a lecture? (page 26)
5. Conclusions that involve a ______________ or a generalization provide ________________ with a chance to
check whether their notes _____________ what the lecturer thought was important. (page 26)
6. Why is it important for a listener to recognize digressions? (page 29)
How do digressions help you when note taking?
Chapter 4:
1. What kind of words are the most important to write down when listening to a lecture?
__________ ___________ (page 32)
2. List the kinds of words that are usually “key words” (page 33)
List the kinds of words that are not usually “key words” (page 33)
3. Do not try to __________ every word. Note __________ ____________. Try to get as much information as
possible in the ____________ _____________. Do not spend time correcting your ______________ and
________________. (page 33)
4. Show me 10 abbreviations or symbols, along with their meanings, that you use most often while note taking.
(use page 34 for help with meanings)
5. Develop __________ _______ symbols and abbreviations. It _____________ matter whether others can
understand your notes. Just remember that _______ must be able to ______________ them later on  (page 35)
6. What are the 2 suggestions for taking organized notes found on page 36? How can they help you when taking
7. Which 5 “DO’s and DON’Ts for Improving Lecture Comprehension and Note-Taking” do you feel are the
most important? (page 40)