Listening comprehension & note-taking

Exercise - Answer

Some suggestions:

Text Type Opinion Purpose Method
1 Weather forecast

like listening to

find out weather listen for details - your area
2

News report; interviews

sometimes like listening to

keep up to date with world; specific information about own area selective - mostly listen for gist; details for own area
3 Lecture

like listening to

get information & ideas extract main argument and details; take notes; review notes later; possible to ask questions but difficult; ideas also available in books
4 Radio soap opera

sometimes like listening to

entertainment attention to main story; only one chance unless repeated
5 Classical music

like listening to

enjoyment while doing other things; can listen many times
6 Recipe

don't like listening to

ideas; details if need to cook selective - gist or details; take notes
7 Radio advertisement

don't like listening to

usually to pass the time usually not much attention unless details needed
8 Instructions

don't like listening to

find out how to use carefully - can ask question and more repetition
9 News

sometimes like listening to

keep up to date with world; specific information about own area selective - mostly listen for gist; details for own area
10 Nursery rhyme

like listening to

pleasure maybe in detail; remember the words to repeat
11 Business presentation

don't like listening to

for information about product carefully - remember details; take notes
12 Directions

don't like listening to

to find place carefully - remember details; take notes; can ask questions
13 Answer-phone

don't like listening to

find out who rang selective - ignore most; details if necessary; take notes; can repeat
14 Sports news

sometimes like listening to

keep up to date with world; specific information about own area selective - mostly listen for gist; details for own area/sport
15 Speaking clock

don't like listening to

find out time carefully - take notes; set watch; can listen many times
16 Political speech

like listening to

keep up to date with world; specific information about own interest mostly listen for gist
17 Children's programme

like listening to

entertainment mostly listen for gist
18 Welcome speech, rules

don't like listening to

find out rules carefully; ignore some parts but write down important information; could ask questions
19 Shop assistant

don't like listening to

find out price; check accuracy carefully; pay correct amount; can ask for clarification
20 Music

like listening to

entertainment usually without much attention; carefully to sing along; can listen many times

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