Group One: Listening
First, discuss and review the concepts in chapter 4.
What is the process
of listening, what are the obstacles, and how can we listen for specific goals?
Second, find 4-5 interviews to watch and analyze. (television, Youtube)
These can be political, sports, entertainment, talk show, etc… interviews.
Complete the “Sharpen Your Skills” Activity #2 on p. 94 of your textbook to
analyze and compare the listening in each of these interviews.
Third, prepare a 15-minute presentation outlining the concepts from the
text, explaining your project, its results, and its
. Offer guidelines for
improving listening to the class.
It should be organized and all group members
must participate in both the preparation and presentation.
Feel free to use role
plays, demonstration, visual aids, etc… to enhance your presentation. Be
prepared for a 5 minute question/answer period following your presentation.
will be timed in order for everyone to have the same opportunity.
Group Two: Verbal Communication
First, summarize and discuss the information contained in chapter 5
What is the key to understanding verbal communication?
concepts of Arbitrary, Abstract, and Ambiguous.
What are principles of Verbal
What are the symbolic abilities of verbal communication?
this information to complete and present the project.
Second, interview two individuals for each age group 30, 40, 50, 60+.
what the following words meant to them
when they were 18-25.