beyond-listening question

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Francois

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What does it mean? It sounds like the title of a chapter in an English book or something. Like, listening questions are all very well, but how to go farther?

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Francois said:
What does it mean? It sounds like the title of a chapter in an English book or something. Like, listening questions are all very well, but how to go farther?

FRC

So, beyond listening questions are very bad, even vulgar questions, right?
 

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Does "beyond-listening questions" make any sense to you? Thanks. :)

Joe, would you have the context? That is, could you show us where, in what sentence, you found the phrase? As is, I have no idea what it means. Guesses only, but guessing is of no help to anyone. :(
 

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Joe said:
Does "beyond-listening questions" make any sense to you? Thanks. :)

What about?

beyond listening means, active listening, and beyond listening questions refers to Open-ended questions:

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The goal of active listening is to go beyond listening to understanding. People have a strong desire to be understood. Words are simply a vehicle to convey a meaning. Active listening allows you to make sure that you hear the words and that you understand the meaning behind the words.

What is Listening? There is a difference between hearing and listening. Hearing is a passive process. We will naturally hear sounds within human hearing range unless there is some hearing impairment. Listening, however, is an active process. When listening, we direct attention to the act of hearing. Listening involves an intention both to hear and to understand what is heard. Hearing may be natural, but listening is a skill.

Open-ended questions are questions that cannot be answered with "yes, "no," or a simple fact (such as a date). An open-ended question is used to get the customer talking. "O.K Mr. Jones, what happens when you turn the machine on?"

Open-ended questions "open up" the conversation.

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Casiopea said:
Joe said:
Does "beyond-listening questions" make any sense to you? Thanks. :)

Joe, would you have the context? That is, could you show us where, in what sentence, you found the phrase? As is, I have no idea what it means. Guesses only, but guessing is of no help to anyone. :(

One of my friend said she encountered someone online who asked her "beyond listening questions". I think she meant "vulgar questions". In Chinese, we say "不堪入耳的問題". (Cas, I happen to remember that you know some Chinese characters because you are living in Japan? :) ) I posted this to make sure that she was wrong. :wink:
 

Francois

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Joe said:
Francois said:
What does it mean? It sounds like the title of a chapter in an English book or something. Like, listening questions are all very well, but how to go farther?

FRC

So, beyond listening questions are very bad, even vulgar questions, right?
The way I interpret it, without context, not at all. It would be along the lines of "beyond the basics". Apparently, the actual context has nothing to do with that, and the intended meaning was more like it doesn't bear listening. I don't think you can say that.

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Joe said:
Casiopea said:
Joe said:
"不堪入耳的問題"

不 (not)
堪 (endure, )
入 (enter)

questions not worth considering, questions not worthy of a response; facetious; ignorant.

All the best, :D

Oh, I see. But doesn't "vulgar questions" make sense? :)

Sorry. I'm translating from Chinese into Japanese into English. :lol: Try, 不堪, which means, unbearable; unbearable questons. :D Note that, endure and bear are synonyms.

EX: He asked questions which were hard for me to bear.

By the way, vulgar, 近义词: coarse; common; crass; crude; filthy; foul; improper; indecent; nasty; obscene; offensive; uncouth.

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Francois said:
,...the intended meaning was more like it doesn't bear listening. I don't think you can say that.

FRC

Great catch, FRC. 8)

Try,

The questions are/were hard (for me) to bear. :D

All the best, :D
 
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