LISTENING TIPS

LISTENING TIPS

1. If you don’t catch the answer to a question, it’s natural to think hard to try to remember the answer. If you do this, you will miss parts of the tape and possibly won’t be able to answer other questions. When you miss the answer to a question, forget it – go onto the next question. Remember – you only listen to the tape once. The answer might be repeated on the tape anyway.

2. If you miss the answer to two or three questions, again, miss them out – you won’t be able to remember the answers.

3. If you get to the stage where you are totally lost, you may have to wait until the other candidates turn their pages before you can find out where you are in the questions. Of course, this is not ideal but if you have to do this, don’t panic – if you panic you will have even bigger problems.

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True/False questions for listening test

Have a look at these other ‘traps’ that you can get in True/False questions for listening test:

i) Changing the modifier only


Statement:

All students have to register before 08 August.
Tapescript:

Most students have to register before 08 August.
Answer: False
ii) Changing the answer twice.
Statement:

Peter decides to go to the cinema.
Tapescript:

PETER: Let’s go to the cinema, there’s a new film on.
JANE: I’d like to go to the theatre instead to see the play.
PETER: OK, that’s fine, we’ll go to the theatre.
JANE: Great, thanks, oh no – maybe the cinema would be better.
PETER: OK – the cinema it is then
JANE: Are you sure?
PETER: Yes, sure. No, the theatre – definitely!
Answer: False
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Listening is a skill, not a gift

Listening is a skill, not a gift

Often Listening can be your biggest problem.Your Listening ability in many cases is not developed enough. But the good news is that Listening is a skill, not a gift, which means anyone can learn how to listen and understand.

When training, take a recording of the news, a lecture, a television program, a movie or an actual IELTS Listening test and work with it.

Listening Tip # 1 – use a transcript.

Listening Tip # 2 – repeat phrases.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Smart Phones

Smart Phones are the rage of the world currently! They are the ones that are defining things around and almost everyone is using them! Smartphones have changed the way people act or react, the way things are being done and everything around! They have changed how people take photographs and listen to music. This time, we are looking at a BBC listening module that talks about smart phones.

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions –

  1.  When was the first digital camera introduced?
  2.  Who is the editor of Tech Radar magazine?
  3.  Which expression is used to describe a big fall in sales?
  4. Which expression is used to explain that you have chosen something over something else?
  5.  What expression is used to show that you are disappointed with something?
  6. Which expression is used to show that you are becoming interested in something?
  7. What expression does the author use to show that something is moving at a higher level?

ANSWERS

  1.  2000
  2. Phil Hall
  3. dropped off a cliff
  4. opt for
  5. frustrated
  6. getting into
  7. taking the next rung up

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