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“Episode 7: The Secrets to Improving Your Listening Skills”

Pre-Listening Activity

What are the top three things that affect a student’s listening ability, and what are three things a learner can do to boost their listening skills?

Video Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions. Look for the closed-captions option ( CC ) at the bottom of the video to watch the transcript. [The captions are automatically generated, so they are not perfect.]


Randall shows the picture of the tiger to suggest that we are sometimes blind to ______.

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Native speakers don't speak too quickly, but learners often listen _________.

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Keep your nose clean means to _____.

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Many tests try to remove ________ so students are not confused by such topics.

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Randall's story about his trip to the ice cream shop illustrates the idea that ___.

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At the end of the presentation, Randall shares a story about camping with his daughter and grandson. What was the main point of this story?

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