Standard Competency :

—        To comprehend and express the meaning within the transactional and interpersonal conversations about gaining attention in the context of daily life.

Basic Competency :

—        To respond and express the meaning nuance within the formal / informal transactional and interpersonal conversations accurately and fluently by using the simple kind of spoken language in the context of daily life involving the acts of expressing happiness, gaining attention, expressing sympathy and giving instruction

Indicators :

—        After finishing the lesson, the student are expected  to be able:

—        identify  and respond the meaning nuance of gaining attention

—        carry out transactional conversations involving the acts of gaining attention.

—        carry out conversations for interpersonal purpose and social interaction.

Gaining attention is a way or expression that is spoken so that other people will pay their attention  to what we want to.

The example expressions of gaining attention :

—        Attention, please

—        May I have your

attention, please?

—        Excuse me, look here!

—        Listening to me, please

—        Waiter?

—        I’m sorry, but…

—        Wow really?

Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Attention has also been referred to as the allocation of processing resources

Examples include listening carefully to what someone is saying while ignoring other conversations in a room (the cocktail party effect) or listening to a cell phone conversation while driving a car.

Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. Focalization, concentration, of consciousness are of its essence. It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others, and is a condition which has a real opposite in the confused, dazed, scatterbrained state which in French is called distraction, and Zerstreutheit in German.

example: Gaining Attention with way of  demonstration.