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Note-taking is a profitable strategy that helps to strengthen learners’ attention and retention of information in language listening. For EFL learners, note-taking techniques is a good skill to organize and process information.
By the end of these activities, you will be able to: 1. Gain a brief knowledge of note-taking in language listening; 2. Learn some basic techniques of note-taking; 3. Try to practice note-taking in listening.
A good set of notes has its own features. To take good notes in listening, you need to have a general understanding of the elements of good notes.
Think about each of the statements given below and decide if it is true or false.
1. Good notes should contain all the information.
2. Good notes can involve complete words, symbols and abbreviations.
3. Good notes must always be easy to read.
4. Good notes should be logically coherent.
More information on note-taking is provided below. Please watch them and learn more skills about making notes.
An acronym is a word composed of the first letters of the words in a phrase, especially when this is used as a name. An example of an acronym is NATO which is made up of the first letters of the 'North Atlantic Treaty Organization'. An abbreviation is a short form of a word or phrase, made by leaving out some of the letters or by using only the first letter of each word. Memorizing more acronyms and abbreviations can help students take notes in a faster way.
There are 20 acronyms or abbreviations in this part, you are required to give the complete form of each acronym or abbreviation.
© Qiu Zhanhong; Chen Meixia; Zhao Yiling; Zhang Guojian; Zhu ZhijuanCreated using the LOC Tool, University of Southampton