1. The first is that it helps us understand the other side.
2. In four short days, my colleagues and I, by listening to the other side, were able to take this titanic dispute and resolve it with a settlement that left both sides highly satisfied.
3. There is so much noise and distraction that we don't have the mental and emotional space to be able to truly listen to the other side.
4. It may seem odd, but the secret is, if we want to listen to the other side, we have to learn to listen to ourselves first.
1. He paused for a moment and thought about it. What if, before an important, delicate, or sensitive conversation, we took a moment of silence just to tune in and listen to where we are?
2. If I reflect on my own experience for a moment, there are times when I feel like I'm listening pretty well in my work, only to go home and find out I'm not listening so well to my wife.
3. Imagine for a moment a world in which every child learns to listen at an early age.
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Read the following excerpts from your textbook reading. They contain many cognates (words that look and sound like English words) that will help you understand the excerpts. Write what you think some of these words mean in English in the space below.
Los Juegos Panamericanos se establecieron para promover la comprensión entre las naciones del continente americano. Los primeros Juegos se inauguraron en 25 de febrero en 1951 de Buenos Aires, con 2.513 atletas de 22 países. Todos los países de las Américas pueden mandar atletas a competir. Aproximadamente el 80 por ciento de los deportes de los Juegos Paramericanos se juegan en las Olimpiadas.
Cynthia Rylant uses comparison and contrast at the beginning of this excerpt from her autobiography. A comparison points out similarities; a contrast identifies differences. When you read texts keep these points in mind:
- the subjects that the writer is comparing or contrasting
- how the subjects are alike or different
- the writer's attitude toward the subjects (You can infer an att tude by looking closely at the writer's choice of words and details.)