Brown: Study Questions and Answers

Brown: Chapter 14 Questions

  1. Explain the relationship between input and intake.
  2. An important factor in listening is schemata. What is schemata?
  3. How does a "hearer" determine the function of an utterance?
  4. What are the factors that make listening difficult for L2 learner?
  5. How does redundancy help a listener in comprehending the speaker?
  6. What kind of reduced forms are possible in spoken language? Give an example of each.
  7. List 5 microskills that are required for effective interactive listening strategies suggested by Jack Richards.
  8. As a teacher what clues can you give to your students to develop listening strategies?
  9. What is the difference between bottom-up and top-down processing for listening?
  10. What are the aural skills needed for less interactive forms of discourse such as academic lectures and other monologues?
  11. Why is it important to make dialogs "episodic"?
  12. Name some classroom listening performance types.

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