II. Listening Skills Listening for Names
1. Doris: Good morning. Can I help you? David: Yes. I need to change one of my courses. Doris: Ill see what we can do. Whats your name, please? David: My names David Brown. Doris: Your first name again? David: David. D-A-V-I-D. The boy is called David by his first name. 2. Nancy: Excuse me. I want to make sure if I am registered for the new semester of English with Dr. Lang. Doris: Just a minute and Ill check for you. Whats your name, please? Nancy: Nancy Leigh. Doris: Is Lee your last name? Nancy: No, its Leigh. L-E-I-G-H. But Lee would be easier to spell, wouldnt it? Nancys last name is Leigh. 3. Doris: Im sorry. But if you need a loan, youll have to go to the Financial Aid Office before you can register. Nancy: who should I see there? Doris: Well, Mrs. Vicky Klein can help you. As a matter of fact, anybody there is very nice. Nancy: Oh, thank you. What is her name again? Doris: Vicky Klein. V-I-C-K-Y, K-L-E-I-N. Nancy should see Vicky Klein if she needs a loan. 4. Doris: OK, to complete this form I need your name in full, please. Laura: Laura Tish Hill. Doris: Tish? Thats an unusual middle name. Would you mind spelling that for me? Laura: Sure. T-I-S-H. I was named after my mother. Lauras full name is Laura Tish Hill. 5. Doris: Well, you need to complete the form for your parking pass. Your name, please? Anthony: Anythony Mcdonald. Doris: Are you Mc or Mac? Anthony: Mc. My family was from Scotland. Doris: OK, Anthony. Ill have your parking pass ready in a minute. Anthony McDonald will get his parking pass in a minute.
III. Listening In
Task 1: Enrolling
Good morning, everyone. Id like to welcome you to City University. Im Betty Russell and I work in the International Students Office. I have some important information for you. First, you must enroll by August 28th. Pick up your ID card at our office. Then, youll need to pick up a library card so that you can borrow books from the library. Show them your ID card in the library and they will do it for you. You may be thinking about the sports facilities at our school. Theres no charge for students, but of course youll have to show your ID card. Concerning the medical assistance, the University has its own health center, and all services are free for enrolled students.
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Task 2: Living on Campus
JOHN: Hi, Lisa. Hows life on campus? LISA: Hi, John. Oh, not so bad. Pretty good in fact. JOHN: Is that what you think? I mean, do you like living on campus? LISA: Yeah, I enjoy living here because theres so many people around and its easy to make friends. What about you? Have you ever lived in a dorm before? JOHN: No, this is the first time. LISA: I think youll find it quite convenient. The library, labs, sports center and other facilities are right on campus. JOHN: Thats true. The atmosphere here is different from the outside. But I guess living in town has its advantage too, like being close to the shopping center. You know, our university is so far from downtown. LISA: But the commuting to classesI mean, you would have to get up so early to get to classes on time. And then going home would be so much time. JOHN: Yeah, but the food hereit seems its the same thing in the cafeteria every day. LISA: Well, I think the food here is OK, and if you want a change, you can eat out once in a while. JOHN: True. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Its easy to make friends on campus. LISA The atmosphere here is different from the outside. JOHN Its easy to go to the shopping center when living in town. JOHN Commuting to classes would take so much time. LISA The cafeteria food is the same thing every day. JOHN The cafeteria food is OK LISA
Task 3: Which comes first, day or night?
There was a student who wanted very much to gain admission to a study course. He was smart enough to get through the written test and was to appear for the personal interview. Since the boy answered all the questions correctly, the interviewer decided to corner him. "Tell me your choice," said he to the boy, "What's your choice, said the interviewer to the boy. I shall either ask you ten easy questions or ONE real difficult. Which option will you prefer? Think before you make up your mind."The boy thought for a while and said, "My choice is ONE real difficult question." "Well, you have made your own choice!" said the interviewer, Tell me: What comes first, Day or Night?" The
boy was jolted first but he waited for a while and said: "It's the DAY, sir." "why?" ask the interviewer. He was smiling "Sorry sir, but you promised me that you will only ask me one difficult question!" Admission for the course was thus secured. 1. Why did the student appear for the personal interview? In order to gain admission to a study course. 2. What did the interviewer decide to do about the smart student? In order to gain admission to a study course. 3. What options did the student have on the interviewers questions? He could answer either ten easy questions or one real difficult. 4. How did the student react first when he heard the real difficult question? He was jolted/shocked. 5. Why didnt the student answer the interviewers second question? Because the interviewer had promised that he would only ask one difficult question.
Task 4: An Announcement
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IV. Speaking Out
Model 1 Its nice to meet you. Complete the dialog
Michael: Hi1 My name is Michael. Nice to meet you. Robert: Nice to meet you, Michael. Im Robert. But you can call me Bob. Michael: OK, Bob. Are you an international student here? Robert: Yes, I got here last week. Im from Canada. Michael: So, were going to be in the same dorm.
Model 2 How are you doing? 1. Script
Nancy: Hi, Dave. David: (1) ___Hello__, Nancy. (2) __How are you doing___? Nancy: (3) _Fine, thanks_. (4) How about you_? David: Good, thanks. You know, Im planning to take Listening and Speaking this semester. (5) _Can you recommend Can you recommend _ a professor? Nancy: Sure. (6) __I would recommend ___ Dr. Smith. One of my friends attended his classes last year, and she said that he is one of the best professors for that course. David: Good! Thanks!
3Complete the dialog
Joe: Hi, Jack.
Jack: Hello, Joe. How are you doing? Joe: Im just fine, thanks. How about you? Jack: Good. Well, you see, Im planning to take chemistry this semester. Can you recommend a professor? Joe: Dr. Smith, of course. They say hes a prominent professor in chemistry.
Model 3 Id like you to meet my friend. 1. Script
David: Hi, Mr. Smith. Smith: Hi, Dave. David: Tony, (1) _____Id like you to meet ____ Professor Smith. Mr. Smith, this is my friend, Tony. Anthony: (2)__ Its a pleasure to meet you_, Mr. Smith. Smith: (3) ____Nice to meet you__, Tony. Anthony: Dave told me how much he enjoys your class. Smith: Did you, Dave? (to Anthony) Well, Dave helps to make it a good class. Anthony: Oh, thats interesting. (looking at his watch) (4) _Excuse us__, were going to catch a movie, and its about that time. (5)__ Very nice meeting you__, Professor Smith. Smith: (6) Same here.. Have fun!
3. Complete the dialog
Jason: Hi, Jane. Id like you to meet my friend, Mike. Mike, this is Jane. Michael: Glad to meet you. Jane: Glad to meet you, too. Michael: Jason often tells me how much he enjoys you playing the piano. Jane: Thank you. I enjoy watching him playing tennis, too. Michael: Excuse me. I have an appointment, so Im afraid I must go now. Very nice meeting you. Jane: Same here. Bye!
V. Lets Talk School is really hectic
Michael: Hi! I saw you yesterday with John. We room together. Im Michael. Jane: Oh, hi, Mike. How are you doing? Michael: Im okay, but school has been really hectic since I came. I havent even had a chance to breathe! Jane: I know. Its especially crazy when youre a freshman. Hey, whats your major? Michael: Travel and tourism. Jane: Well, what do you plan to do after you graduate? Michael: Uh I really havent decided. I think Id like to work for a travel agency in this area. What about you?
Well, when I first started college. I majored in physics, but later I realized I might have a hard time finding a job in that field. I ended up changing to computer science. Finding a job in the IT industry shouldnt be as difficult. Michael: Have you got a part=time job to support yourself through school? Jane: Well, Im on a four-year scholarship that pays my tuition. Michael: Wow, lucky you! Jane: Yeah. How about you? Are you paying for school yourself? Michael: Sort of. I work weekends at travel agency. Jane: A travel agency? That seems like a perfect experience for you! What do you do there? Michael: Im a tour guide. I show tour groups around the city. Jane: Wow, your English must be pretty good then. Michael: Actually, theyre all Chinese tourists. Thats why I got the job! Speaker Michael Jane Major Travel and tourism Computer science Future Job Plan To work for a travel agency To work in the IT industry Tuition Source Working his way through school A four-year scholarship
VI. Further Listening and Speaking Listening
Task 1: University Life
University life is a new and different experience for me. First of all, living at the university gives me a sense of responsibility, of being on my own. My parents arent around to say, No, youre not going out tonight. I decide everything for myself. Being around lots of friendly people is another aspect I like about university life. On my first say, when I arrived on campus, I was a bit confused about where I was going. An upperclassman noticed me and asked, Are you a new student? When he found out I was looking for my dorm, he said, Oh, just follow me; thats where Im going. Now, I can really say that I feel comfortable in the dorm because there are so many friendly people around to talk with. Finally, I LOVE HAVING Fridays off; I would not be able to deal with five days of classes in a row. How did I do it in high school? I love sleeping in on Fridays. I guess Im sort of a party animal, but it seems like I go out every Thursday night. It also seems like I dont get home until early the next day1 My head hits the pillow and I dont move until Friday afternoon. 1. new and different 2. on his own 3. a bit confused 4. talk with 5. sleep in
Task 2: Listening Effectively
Through it is 50% of everyday communication, listening, it seems, is the least taught. Listening is more than just hearing: It requires understanding. In an educational setting, listening effectively is critical. Effective listening results in doing the right assignment, doing the assignment correctly, and
taking notes effectively. Doing these activities well results in learning and, most of the time, good grades. In a professional setting, listening is also critical. When you receive an oral message, your response must be correct. If you fail to listen to customers or clients, you may lose their business, and your job! In a personal setting, listening effectively deepens your relationships. When we listen to someone, we say You are important without ever speaking a word. When we fail to listen, not only do we not receive the message, but we send the message that we are just plain dumb. 1.F 2.T 3.T 4F 5.T