8 – Taking Notes: The Five W’s

An effective way to take notes on a story that someone tells is to use the “five W’s” as a guide. These are the question words “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, “why”, and “how.” Answering these questions as a story is being told helps the listener to remember important facts and details.

A. Listen to the monologue and complete the following note-taking outline. Click “next” at the bottom of the page to check your answers.