Traditional theories of listeningcomprehension
Example: listening to directions from a friend on how to getto his/her house. This kind of listening comprehension isachieved by dividing and decoding the sounds - bit by bit.The ability to separate the
stream of speech
into individualwords becomes more important here, if we are torecognise, for example, the name of a street or instructionson how to take a particular bus
ocabulary and other specific parts of speechis also very important for this kind of listening.