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      Leon
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      Now that you have watched the video, use this discussion thread to briefly share your thoughts about how you understand the difference between the two approaches to listening.

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      irynaroubel
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      The difference between these two approaches is in the way students interact with the text they are going to listen to. If we use top-down approach, we want our students to use their background knowledge and try to predict some of the things. With bottom-up approach we focus on the understanding of words, grammar structures and pronunicarion peculiaritites.

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