LEND ME YOUR EARS: DEVELOPING LISTENING SKILLS

Z. N. Patil

Abstract


Listening occupies a central place in communication in everyday situations as well as business settings. We
spend more time listening than we spend speaking, reading and writing. Most of our knowledge of the world
derives from listening input. In spite of the centrality of listening, it has received an unfair treatment in second
and foreign language classrooms. On the other hand, reading and writing have received a favorable
treatment. The present paper discusses why it is imperative to develop listening skills in our learners. Elaborating
on the ingredients of effective listening and causes and consequences of poor listening, the paper suggests
some remedial measures and exercises to improve the listening skills of learners of English as a second
and foreign language.

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DOI: 10.30595/lks.v6i2.130

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ISSN: 2620-4037