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Cooperative Listening Worksheet

This worksheet will help you learn to identify the difference between Cooperative and Adversarial Listening.

Think about an important conversation you've had recently with your spouse. Take a moment to shut your eyes, and remember as much of it as you can.

Then, write quick description of the conversation below.

  • Olga: I love reading murder mysteries.
  • Neville: No you don't. I never see you reading.
  • Matthew: Babies' noses shouldn't run that much.
  • Monica: Hers sure is running. Do you think one of us should take her to the Doctor?
  • Heidi: If you bake fish at a high temperature, say 450 degrees, it stays moist.
  • Henry: There you go, correcting me again.

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