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  • Different Listening Tasks
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    Communication is an integral part of tasks where participants engage in interaction, production, reception or mediation, or a combination of two or more of these. These tasks are a central unit in many syllabuses, textbooks, classroom learning experiences and tests, they are chosen on the basis of learners' needs outside the classroom. According to CEF communicative pedagogic tasks aim to actively involve learners in meaningful communication; they are relevant, challenging but feasible and have ...
  • Better Relationship
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    Effective listening involves more than just hearing what other people are saying. Listening errors occur and usually result in misunderstandings, missed business opportunities, premature judgments, and wasted time and money. To get the full meaning of what someone says requires energy and discipline, both of which contribute to what is known as active listening. In the article "Learn to listen, and you " ll learn to sell", David Connolly explains that, "the best agents in the insurance industry ...
  • Sender's Own Message
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    EDUCATION, SPECIAL TOPICS: COPING WITH STUDENT PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM: DEALING IN DISCIPLINE THOMAS GORDON ACTIVE LISTENING THOMAS GORDON ACTIVE LISTENING Thomas Gordon feels that one the most effective ways of responding to children's feeling or problem messages is the invitation to say more or as he calls it, the door opener. This type of response invites the child to share his own feelings or ideas. The important thing is that the listener does not communicate any of his own judgments or f...
  • Es 4 2 Listening Skills D
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    The Three Basic Listening Modes Competitive or Combative Listening happens when we are more interested in promoting our own point of view than in understanding or exploring someone else's view. We either listen for openings to take the floor, or for flaws or weak points we can attack. As we pretend to pay attention we are impatiently waiting for an opening, or internally formulating our rebuttal and planning our devastating comeback that will destroy their argument and make us the victor. In Pas...
  • Better Active Listener
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    One of the easiest ways to help someone reduce their aggression and relieve their anxiety is listening to their problem. There are two ways of doing so, passive listening and active listening (Stein, 2002). Passive listener assumes that they understand what the speaker means, and they respond immediately without making sure of what the speaker is trying to say. In contrast, active listening is when the listener "reflects back" what they have heard before they give a response. When a listener ref...

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