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Academic Listening Encounters

The Natural World
by Yoneka Kanaoka
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Unit 1
Chapter 1
The Physical Earth
  Chapter 2
The Dynamic Earth
3 Listening to directions Step 2   19 Listening for numerical information about distances
and rates Step 2
6 Listening for main ideas in an interview Step 2  
8 Listening for details Step 2   22 Answering multiple choice questions Step 2
12 Listening for main ideas in a lecture Step 3   23 Drawing inferences Step 2
14 Note taking: Listening for supporting details Step 3   24 Retelling what you have heard Step 2
16 Note taking: Listening for supporting details Step 2   29 Note taking: Focusing on the introduction Step 1
      31 Note taking: Using telegraphic language Step 3
      33 Note taking: Using telegraphic language Step 2
Unit 2
Chapter 3
Earth's Water Supply
  Chapter 4
Earth's Oceans
38 Personalizing the topic Step 2   57 Sharing your opinion Step 1
40 Listening for opinions Step 2   60 Retelling what you have heard Step 2
42 Using a map to understand complex concepts Step 3   61 Listening for main ideas Step 2
43 Listening for specific information Step 1   61 Thinking critically about the topic Step 2
44 Listening for specific information Step 2   66 Note taking: Listening for signal words Step 3
49 Note taking: Using symbols and abbreviations Step 2   68 Note taking: Using handouts to help you take notes Step 2
51 Note taking: Using symbols and abbreviations Step 3   70 Note taking: Using handouts to help you take notes Step 1
53 Note taking: Using bullets and brackets to organize your notes Step 2   71 Note taking: Using handouts to help you take notes Step 1
      72 Note taking: Focusing on the conclusion Step 1
 
Unit 3
Chapter 5
Earth's Atmosphere
  Chapter 6
Weather and Climate
75 Listening for background noise Step 2   92 Listening for specific information Step 2
75 Listening for background noise Step 3   94 Listening for specific information Step 2
78 Listening for specific information Step 2   94 Listening for specific information Step 3
78 Listening for specific information Step 3   95 Predicting the content Step 1
79 Listening for specific information Step 1   96 Predicting the content Step 3
79 Listening for specific information Step 2   96 Listening for opinions Step 1
81 Answering multiple choice questions Step 2   100 Note taking: Listening for numerical information Step 2
85 Note taking: Identifying key vocabulary in the lecture Steps 1 and 2   101 Note taking: Copying a lecturer's illustrations Step 2
87 Note taking: Organizing your notes in an outline Step 2   103 Note taking: Listening for cause and effect Step 2
89 Note taking: Organizing your notes in a chart Step 2      
 
Unit 4
Chapter 7
Life on Earth
  Chapter 8
The Human Body
108 Listening for specific information Step 4   123 Listening to directions Step 1
111 Listening for specific information Step 2   127 Listening for main ideas Step 2
112 Listening for examples Step 1   129 Listening for specific information Step 3
117 Listening for expressions of contrast Step 3   133 Note taking: Listening for expressions of time order Step 2
119 Note taking: Checking your notes Step 2   135 Note taking: Taking notes in a flow chart Step 2
120 Note taking: Organizing your notes in a chart Step 2   137 Note taking: Taking notes in a flow chart Step 3
Chapter 9
Living Longer, Living Better?
   
141 Recording and calculating numbers Step 2      
143 Listening for details Step 3      
145 Listening for specific information Step 2      
146 Listening for specific information Step 2      
150 Listening for speculative language Step 2      
151 Note taking: Evaluating your own note taking Step 2      
153 Note taking: Listening for rhetorical questions Step 2      
 
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