miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2011

Five ways to listen better

Julian Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short talk, 5 Ways to Listen Better, he reminds us of the need to slow down and listen to the people and the world around us. At the end of the talk he provides a simple framework for becoming better listeners.

This TED talk may help us in our daily life and as English learners.

Self-study activity:
Watch Julian's seven-minute talk and note down what he says about the following.

Techniques we use when listening
Reasons why we are losing our listening
The five exercises he suggests to improve our listening
What does RASA stand for?

Remember that you can activate the English subtitles if you wish so. You also have the option to go to the TED webpage and copy and paste the interactive transcript of Julian's talk.