In communication listening is just as important as being well spoken. This is often overlooked by many different people. Often while some is speaking to them, they we be thinking of their next individual response rather than valuing the information that is being shared with them. Listening is not just taking in and receiving information, but also processing that information and making sense of it. Better listening can often lead to much better productivity within communication. Displaying good listening skills to others shows them that we care about what they are sharing and as a result they are likely to trust our responses more.
The average adult spends just under three-quarters of their awake day communicating. Meaning they are either receiving or outputting information. When we communicate just under half the time, we are listening compared to thirty percent of the time speaking and the remain forms of reading and writing account for twenty-five percent of our time. Listening helps us gain a full understanding of a situation and the better we listen the more accurate and well thought out our response is sure to be. These worksheets are great for helping students hone in on the use of their ability to take in and process what they hear.