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Listening Gallery: Expository and Developmental

Module by: Anthony Brandt. E-mail the author

Summary: This module includes exercises to practice listening for expository and developmental passages.

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Problem 1

Please listen to each pair of excerpts, and indicate which is expository and which developmental.

Excerpt 1 is expository; excerpt 2 is developmental.
Excerpt 1 is developmental; excerpt 2 is expository.

Problem 2

Please listen to each pair of excerpts, and indicate which is expository and which developmental.

excerpt 1 is expository; excerpt 2 is developmental.
excerpt 1 is developmental; excerpt 2 is expository.

Problem 3

Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

Exposition predominates.
Development predominates.

Problem 4

Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

Exposition predominates.
Development predominates.

Problem 5

Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

Exposition predominates.
Development predominates.

Problem 6

Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

Exposition predominates.
Development predominates.

Problem 7

Please listen to the following short work. Which predominates---the expository or the developmental?

Exposition predominates.
Development predominates.

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