State the difference between listening and speaking

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There is no difference exactly, but speaking to is more to do with YOU talking. Speaking with implies a group conversation where you are speaking AND listening. I think conversing is a better word for this, but that's just me :. In English if you listen a lot it can help you. Passive listening is listening without reacting. Active listening is reacting; demonstrating you are listening and understand. Speaking is a verb.

Listening Skills

See also:. Like other skills, listening takes practice. What does it mean to really listen? Real listening is an active process that has three basic steps. Hearing just means listening enough to catch what the speaker is saying.

Hearing An accidental and automatic brain response to sound. We are surrounded by sounds most of the time. For example, we are accustomed to the sounds of airplanes, lawn mowers, furnace blowers, the rattling of pots and pans, and so on. We hear those incidental sounds and, unless we have a reason to do otherwise, we train ourselves to ignore them. We learn to filter out sounds that mean little to us, just as we choose to hear our ringing cell phones and other sounds that are more important to us. Listening, on the other hand, is purposeful and focused rather than accidental. As a result, it requires motivation and effort.


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