Listening @ IELTS Or TOEFL?


IELTS and TOEFL are two English language testing exams. Although they both are worldwide acclaimed, students do get confused whether to take IELTS or TOEFL! Well, for today lets find out the difference between the listening section of IELTS and TOEFL.
The listening section lasts for 30 minutes. This section tests your ability to understand the main ideas while listening, understand the opinions and attitudes of speakers. It is tested whether you can figure out the purpose of the talk. There are four sections to it-:
1.A conversation; It will be a conversation between two people, the one you usually have in everyday social connect.
2.A monologue; It could be a speech regarding the general, the usual social facilities provided.
3.A conversation among four people, set in some educational or business context.
4.A monologue on academic subject, could be a university lecture.

In the listening section of TOEFL, you will encounter two types of languages being used-:
1.Informal-: It would include general daily like conversations; may be a conversation of university students or professor.
2.Formal-: This includes lectures on particular topics.
The entire listening section lasts for 40-60 minutes. There are 2-3 conversational passages and 4-6 lectures. The questions appear while you are listening and so you don’t have time to read the questions before hand.

Focus on what you want. Listen well. Don’t panic and remember, once you decide, there should be no stopping.


Listen Well In IELTS

Are you one of those who go bizarre listening to English and wonders, how am I even going to do it? Are you scared or may be worried about how you are going to do well in your IELTS exam? Is listening section the root cause of that issue? Well if you are one of those, don’t worry. There is always a solution to the problem and that makes the problem important.


Read the instructions carefully. How you are going to perform in this section completely depends on how well you understand the instructions. Remember these are not trivial. There may be chances that the instructions tell you the word limit to answer questions. So, read carefully.


Try to find the keywords and underline them. Now find the synonyms of these keywords. I know there is lot to be done in those thirty seconds, but this is something you really cannot miss.


Don’t write the first thing that sounds right. There are chances that they may say something at the first shot and then say completely different the next moment. And the one said later is correct.


The very moment you get to know what the topic is, start organizing the vocabulary related to that topic.


Remember, to write answers carefully. Don’t use abbreviations until you know what they mean in the native language. It would be although better, you don’t use them while writing answers. Check the spelling and grammar. Make sure to use the words as you listen and don’t try to rephrase them.


If you get lost, while listening, don’t panic. The keywords you marked earlier could be a great help. If you don’t understand move on with the next thing. At times you just remember or able to make a good guess of the answer.

Remember, the more confident you are, the better you will perform.


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