Listening and Questioning During Lectures

  • Adrian Wallwork
Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)


In this chapter you will learn
  • the type of questions you can ask during a lecture

  • how many native speakers have difficulty understanding each other

  • how to recognize key words in English, which tend to be enunciated more clearly, with greater stress and louder volume. By focusing on these key words rather than trying to understand each individual word, you should thus be able to understand the logical flow

  • that much of what people say in spontaneous speech is redundant, so there is no need to try to understand each individual word

  • how to improve your listening habits


Native Speaker National Border Native English Speaker Individual Word Spontaneous Speech 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Wallwork
    • 1
  1. 1.English for AcademicsPisaItaly

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