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Listening: Four Essential Exam Skills



There are four important techniques that you will need to use throughout the listening exam.


Specifically, we will look at:


  1. ๐ŸŽฏ Predicting answers

  2. ๐Ÿ” Predicting and understanding synonyms and paraphrases.

  3. โš–๏ธ Avoiding being tricked by 'distractors'

  4. ๐Ÿ“ Understanding fast, connected, and reduced speech

  5. ๐Ÿ’ฌ How improving your vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation will improve your listening score


1. ๐ŸŽฏ How to Predict Answers


Before listening, you have 20 - 35 seconds to read the questions and predict some of the answers. Making predictions will help prepare your ear