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Compare and Contrast Essay: Reading vs. Listening to Music

Reading and listening to music are both entertaining and good hobbies to fill up your free time, but there are also problems presented when choosing a book to read or a song to listen to. “Reading is more educational compared to listening to music” says Science Daily. “Reading can increase your vocabulary and comprehension ability while music doesn't” says CNN. Reading can be more of a conversation factor than music. People can share their feelings and opinions towards certain books. They…...

Listening skills

Some of the commonly believed myths about communication are that "we communicate only when we want to, words mean the same to me and you, the best communication is a one way message." Some effective barriers to communication are distractions, differences in background, emotions, stress, prejudice, personality differences, all of these have an effect on communication. The three essential parts of effective speaking are getting your listener's attention, obtain the listeners interest, communicate your purpose for speaking. It is imperative…...

Active listening

Susan Cain said in her book 'The Power of Introverts', "We have two ears and one mouth and we should use them proportionally." Listening is more important of a skill than speaking in an effective communication. Active listening provides people with opportunity to understand the speaker to be able to respond and form opinions about what's being conveyed. I was part of the ESL program for the first two years of High School. After I got out of the ESL…...

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Critical Listening Paper

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy presents a formal demonstrative speech on body language. The general purpose of the speech was to inform. Cuddy’s attire was formal. She was dressed in black high heels, black stockings, a black skirt, a long thin black cover-up, and jewelry—a heavy necklace and hoop earrings. The speaker’s introduction definitely captured my attention. She started her speech by stating that she would offer a “free no-tech life hack” additional to a request that she made to the…...

Speech: Advantages of listening to English songs

Good morning everyone. I’m the chairperson of the English Club. Today, I’m going to share a topic to all of you. But first, let me ask you two questions. Are you bored with reading, grammar and writing? Would you like to find a more fun and entertaining method to improve your English? I believe you all will have the same answer, right? In fact, listening to English songs is a useful and interesting way to learn English. It might be…...

Listening Songs From My Pop Music Playlist

Dream You Were Here - Avril Lavigne The song I Dream You Were Here represents how Charlie misses his friend Algernon. It was truly hard for Charlie to understand that his good friend died. Algernon was the only devoted friend that Charlie had, and it was the only one who comprehended him. They both went through the very same process, and the very same operation to end up being smarter. It was challenging for Charlie because he knew that if…...

Listening Skill is a neglected Art

In learning a particular language, we enhance the communicative language skills; the receptive skills and productive skills. Receptive skills include understanding through listening and reading. Productive skills are speaking and writing. When we learn English as a language and when we utilize this language as a tool for communication, we learn and make use of all these communication arts. But normally, people become strong in some skills and weak in others. Most of the time, Listening is considered to be…...

Speech, Language and Communication

Speech is defined in the dictionary as the expression of the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds. In order to speak we hav to use the air that travels through our lips, as well as using our muscles to and vocal chord. This is a complex process which also, involves the sending out of signals form the brain to make the desired words. Language is a form of communication that can be spoken or written, and uses…...

Reading a Book vs Listening to an Audio Book

Now days, most people simply do not have the time to sit down and read a book. More and more are beginning to use a source of recorded audio books to listen to on the go. It really depends on whom one asks whether or not audio books are considered to be the most efficient way to obtain a books content. Various pros and cons come along with either option. Whether or not taking the time to read a book…...

My hobby (listening music)

What is music? Music is the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (sometimes both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. As a teenager, I listen to music everyday. I can name almost name every song that comes on the radio. Listening to music takes the stress away from my mind. I love listening to music. Listening to music is my new hobby. I cannot go a day without listening to music. Music comes…...

Listening Journal

An agent of mine came in late again yesterday. That marked his third tardiness infraction for the month and according to the company handbook, it’s already enough to warrant a documented verbal warning. Under normal circumstances, I would have done that but this is no ordinary case, as prior to this month, the agent involve has always been among the top and responsible performers. I decided to speak with him about the matter. I first asked him how he was…...

Eminem’s Life

Eminem was married in his 20’s this was predictable because he had a stable girlfriend and was engaged therefore this led to marriage. The marriage stage in Eminem’s life was the good moments; it was like his life was on track finally. Eminem and Kim had a child together called Hailey. She was a bridesmaid at their wedding. This had a big effect on Eminem’s life because Hailey is his number one person. He loves her to pieces, he talks…...

Jazz Concert

Raised in a home where melodies are often played in the instruments we have or even just hummed by a family member while doing chores, I have grown to love pieces of music especially opera, orchestra and the classics. So when my friends, who are musicians themselves, invited me to one of the performances of a jazz band during the celebration of the University’s anniversary last July 9 at The Technopark, I was feeling rather apprehensive. It is not as…...

The U.P. Jammers’ Club

U. P Jammers’ Club is an established socio-cultural organization of a well-known university. It was founded on October 8, 1991 and since then, it has brought several musical icons in the music scene. The organization aims to enhance the capabilities and skills of aspiring young musicians and form camaraderie within the group. The organization showcases annual events such as a “Freshmeat” and Pound for Pound”. The basis of this proposal report is the organization’s event which is entitled “Pound for…...

The Factors That Affect Listening

When you think of what is involved in the process of listening most people think that it involves just spoken words and how those words are interpreted. But actually listening is more than just merely hearing words; the actual process of listening has many different factors that are involved. I’m going to summarize the ten most common factors that can affect the human listening process. The first factor that affects listening is culture. Culture is a factor that has affected…...

One Direction Boy-Band

One Direction is a boy-band formed by Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan, the band was formed in a contest called The X Factor. Body: The X Factor UK is a British competition in which several people in order to fulfill his dream of being a singer going to participate. So as determined to win Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik entered the contest individually, then his mentor Simon Cowell…...

Empathetic Listening

1. Provide your summary of how to listen empathetically. Summary of how to listen empathetically First of all, in order to listen empathetically to someone else you have to know yourself, be very caring, open minded and have the ability to put yourself in their shoes. Kerem et al. (2001) states that, “Empathy goes literally to the heart of the matter. It is understanding and entering into another’s feelings, a sense of shared experience, including emotional and physical feelings. Empathy…...

Important of Listening

It is generally recognized that listening comprehension, which can be understood as the ability to identify and understand what others say, plays a key role in facilitating language learning. Gary (1975) said that giving pre-eminence to listening comprehension, particularly in the early stage of second language teaching and learning language. Firstly, listening is one of the basic sources of information. It is easy to see that all L2 learners want to understand target language, or they want to be able…...

Effects of Listening Music

Walking on street in urban cities will reveal some facts about music and its effects to human. Whenever looking to street one encountering with somebody listening music that somehow making feel him good or happy. As the music spread throw world, its benefits start to reveal itself. The author Elizabeth Scott states in “Is music a good tool for health?” that music has many beneficial effects. The effects of music are many in quantity and I intend explore and discuss…...

The Art of Listening: an Analysis

Jonathan Drane’s The Art of Listening, gives us a poetic interpretation and perfect illustration of what we learned this week on listening as an integral part of communication. We learned that hearing and listening are two totally different concepts with totally different meanings. Hearing is a simple physiological process while listening is more complex requiring effort and practice if one wishes to do it effectively. I knew something of conversation, or so I thought/until I listened to another This first…...

Listening Distractions

Distractions are the divided attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention, onto the source of distraction. Distractions are caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or alertness of something other than the object of attention. Distractions come from both external sources and internal sources. “Art of Public Speaking” by Stephen E Lucas In this assignment I will focus on five…...

Lil Wayne vs. Drake

Music is something that everyone loves and some people go to music to calm themselves down when their stressed, angry, sad, or happy just in general. Personally, I listen to a lot of music, so I’m choosing Lil Wayne vs. Drake. Lil Wayne thinks of himself as the “Best rapper alive”; & yet he is known to be one of the best rappers according to magazines, record sales, and etc. Lil Wayne is also in charge of Young Money Entertainment…...

Kurt Donald Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain, known for being a song writer and lead singer for Nirvana was born in Hoquaim Washington on February 20, 1967. Cobain seemed to have a pretty happy childhood growing up in Aberdeen Washington, a small logging town, with his Mother (Wendy) and Father (Donald). However, at the age of 8 his parents got a divorce and Cobain became very withdrawn. He lived with his father after the bitter divorce and would visit his mother and sister (Kim,…...

Frank Sinatra

Growing up on the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey, made Frank Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. Starting out as a saloon singer in many down-trotted bars, he got his first major break in 1935 as part of The Hoboken Four on a popular radio show, Major Bowes Amateur Hour. In 1939 Sinatra caught the attention of Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra. He sang the first ever No. 1 song on Billboard, I'll Never Smile Again. That same…...

John Mayer Song

John Mayer inspires people who don’t have it as good as some of the people around them to look at things differently. He sends out a message saying that its okay to be different and not everyone will end up as successful as one another. It is important not to compare yourself to anyone else and not feel that you have to live up to what people want u to. Things you do should be done because you want it,…...

Active and Empathetic Listening: Listen Up!

There are a multitude of situations where active and empathetic listening strategies can be applied in order to improve mutual understanding and respect, such as in interviews, business meetings, hostage negotiations, personal disputes, as well as in therapy.  In order to effectively utilize these strategies it is vital that both parties seek to gain more understanding of the interaction. For example, if you are applying for a job and the person interviewing you is explaining what your responsibilities would be,…...

localized listening materials in English classroom instruction for fourth graders

Listening Comprehension Listening comprehension is the most forgotten skills in second language learning, because the listening was paid the least attention of the four language skills. This neglect gets the fact that the teachers do not spend more time on students' listening and look for ways of improving students' listening skills. Unfortunately, it is supposed that listening comprehension is a passive activity, but on the contrary, it is an active process because people cannot develop oral skills if the speaker…...

localized listening materials in English classroom instruction

Localized Listening MaterialAs global market expand and distance education becomes more prevalent, higher education institutions will be competing for the students from all over the world. Those establishment that implement globalization, internalization, and localization into curriculum and the design of instructional materials will be successful in the changing market Barjesteh (2016).UNESCO (2002) noted, localization of the curriculum can allow learning to become more meaningful and relevant. It supports policy formulation and standard setting for reform of curriculum and the impact…...

Varying Definitions of Listening in Correlation with

Varying Definitions of Listening in Correlation with Interpersonal Communication andTheir Effects on Real-Life Relationships"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?" It has been said by through scientific view that the tree ,when it falls, it makes sound waves in the air, and to make a sound it takes an ear to hear it. So when a person speaks, and no one listens, is that really communication?…...

The Importance of Listening to Others

When I was 5, I told my grandma, only my grandma, that I want to be a customs officer when I grow up. The reason that I only told this to my grandma is that I know she would not laugh at my dream, for she has always been a listener instead of a judger. "I'm sure you will become whatever you want to be in the future!'' Grandma is sitting on the bed, trying to find the pills that…...

Assessing Listening

Moray House school of Education MEd TESOL 2008-2009 Learner Assessment in TESOL Tutor: Gillies Haughton Student: Shaaban Ahmed S0899927 Learner Assessment in TESOL Assessing Listening Introduction Assessing listening is one of the most significant areas of language testing. However, it is the least area that is cared for and developed in assessment. Perhaps this is due to it is a very complex process. Listening is NOT assessed in my context and this has caused dramatic drawbacks in language learning and…...

Customer Relations – company culture and listening

If we take an example of Google, it is known to have an easy, interactive, relaxed and a strong corporate culture. They do believe in work to be challenging but they also believe in that challenge to be exciting and fun. They also don’t have formal clothing like all other companies do because their principle is that “one can always be serious without requiring wearing a suit” (Basch, 2003). IBM focuses more towards their sale strategies and the culture is…...

"How We Listen" By Aaron Copland

In his essay How We Listen, Aaron Copland classifies and divides the listening process into three parts: the sensuous place, the expressive plane, and the sheerly musical plane (1074). I believe by this mechanical separation, Copland succeeds in discussing difficult topic, so natural that most people tend to by pass it. He uses analogy and sometimes stresses on certain situation where these planes are abused or become a cause of a problem. The main purpose for Copland to separate the…...

Listening and Speaking Skill

The teaching of English as a foreign language is now one of the most important subjects in most European primary schools. The implementation of English has brought along the need to establish clear objectives that are different to the ones traditionally assigned to secondary schools. While in secondary schools we still find, in many cases, a teaching based in the formal aspects of the language, i. e. grammar; primary school teachers have had to adopt a different approach as the…...

Concert Report: Schumann and Ibert

The local community college, Bunker Hill Community College (BCC), put on the Music Unites Event. The event occurred on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 5 pm. The event was hosted by the International Education Week (club), in A300 Lobby of BCC. The event was hosted in hopes of united students, and show talents open to all students. The first I am going to deliberate is Jack Ibert’s (1890-1962), the Chanson de Don Quichotte from the lieder concerto, No 1. Chanson…...

The GMEA Symphonic Honor Band Concert Review

When I was growing up I raised in a household that listened predominantly to rhythm and blues and not much else. So, when I was given this assignment I did not think that I would have anything to write about, but it turns out that I do have something to write about. The only music that I really listen to, when I was able to choose for myself, is rap music and after doing some research I learned that all…...

Metallica Concert Review

The first concert I will be reporting about is Metallica. Specifically, the Metallica concert in Salt Lake City, Utah. This concert was brought back and posted as a support for the people who are currently dealing with the unfolding events. This was the first time in ten years that Metallica performed in Salt Lake City. This was the 13th time that Metallica has played in Utah. Metallica first played in Salt Lake City on May 17, 1986, at Salt Palace…...

Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?

Music has become part of our everyday life. Listening to music with your headphone can block out distractions, relieve stress and help you focus better on your exam. Every time you are in a testing environment, there is always something that will divert your attention, like someone coughing, or a pencil falling. Next thing you know, all you can think about is that noise and you zone out for about 1 minute. With music, you won't hear those noises so…...

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