Listening to another person is really hard. We are going to practice being better listeners.
We will listen to our stories. Write down exactly what we hear. Revise the stories and listen to them again.
This excerise is to help us be sure we are really listening to what a person is saying. There is no right and wrong, only better and better.
You will hear Huy talk about his cat. I will play what he said two times.
Thank you for helping Huy!
When we listen very carefully we don't have to understand everything. The important point is that the person speaking knows that we are listening to them and that what they have to say is important. This will help them want to learn and improve. We can help them by listening and making corrections if we can. It is not a test, we do not have to get everything right. We do have to treat each other right.
We will get better. Listen to Huy's story before and after. Amazing. It took us about 30 minutes to do the whole thing in class, and Huy got to hear the change in his English right away. When he hears it all in his own voice he knows 'That's me!' I did that. I can speak English better right now.