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1 1 Listening for Signal words Listening Strategy

2 2 Signal Words  The ability to identify signal words can help us follow the thread of the speaker’s thought.

3 3 Warm-up Exercises  Most people like music. In fact, we are surrounded by it. It’s on the radio and television and can be heard in stores and offices. not everyone likes the same kind of music. However However, change in thought

4 4  The manager of the music shop was called Brian Epstein. Epstein decided to go and listen to the group himself. so many people had asked for a record by the Beatles, Cause-effect Because

5 5  ??  ?? I would like to talk about classical music and its representative composers,  ??  ?? I will move on to jazz music, ??  and ?? I will focus on pop music in the last century.

6 6  Firstly  Firstly I would like to talk about classical music and its representative composers,  then  then I will move on to jazz music, finally  and finally I will focus on pop music in the last century. Listing of Information

7 7  We listen to exciting music and our hearts beat faster, our blood pressure rises, and our blood flows more quickly. we’re stimulated.  ???,

8 8  We listen to exciting music and our hearts beat faster, our blood pressure rises, and our blood flows more quickly. we’re stimulated. drawing a conclusion; summarizing  In short,

9 9 Listening Tasks First listening Background music may seem harmless, but it can have a powerful effect on those who hear it. topic main idea

10 10 Listening with the signal words  Background music may…, but it can…  first/very soon/now  To begin with,…/however,…  But it has to be…, because…  Yet, slow music isn’t…  So restaurant owners might be well advised to …

11 11 first Recorded background music first found its way into factories, shops and restaurants in USA. Very soon, Now, it spread to other parts of the world. It is becoming _______ to go shopping or eat a meal without listening to music. difficult

12 12 To begin with, To begin with, background music was intended simply to create a soothing atmosphere. Recently, however, it’s becoming a big business. An American expert has shown that music can boost sales or increase factory production by as much as 1/3 (a third). illustration

13 13  ______ music has no effect at all on sales. But But it has to be the ____ music. light  _____ music can increase receipts by 34%. Lively Slow because ☞ This is probably because shoppers __________ and have more __________ to spot items they would like to buy. slow down opportunity

14 14 isn’t always the answer.Yet, slow music What’s the topic of the last sentence?  The expert found that in restaurants slow music meant customers took longer to eat their meals, which reduce overall sales. But But it has to be the light music.

15 15 So So restaurant owners ____________________ to play ____________ keep the customers moving – unless, of course, the resulting indigestion leads to complain. might be well advised to faster music

16 16 Third listening  Very soon it spread to other parts of the world.  Recently, however, it’s becoming a big business.  light music vs. lively music  slow down  more opportunity  Yet, slow music isn’t always the answer.  So restaurant owners might be well advised to play faster music to…

17 17 Repeating  Background music may…, but it can…  first/very soon/now  To begin with,…/however,…  But it has to be…, because…  Yet, slow music isn’t…  So restaurant owners might be well advised to …

18 18 Have a good time!


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