8 – Taking Notes: Listening for Numbers

Numbers are used to refer to age, amount, time, or dates. Often, there will be several numbers mentioned in a listening section. Understanding the idea each number is connected to is key in comprehending a listening.

A. Listen to the weather report. Write the numbers that you hear, whether it refers to an age, amount, time, or date, and what idea it is connected to. Remember, when you are taking notes, you don’t need to write every word, just the general idea. Don’t forget to write the main idea of the news report. The main idea is always essential. The first number is done for you. Click “next” at the bottom of the page to check your answers.