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Orientating yourself to the text
Who are the speakers?
In order to understand what people are saying, it helps to know what their relationship is to each other and to you as the listener.
Where are they?
The language we choose to use will depend on our relationship to the other speakers, e.g. we use different language to talk to a family member as opposed to a teacher or a salesperson.
Why are they speaking?
Knowing the context of a conversation also helps us to understand the language because it helps us to anticipate what the speakers
are going to talk about.
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Listening for specific information
What are the key words?
Sometimes when we listen, we are only interested in finding out very specific information such as dates and times, names or key words.
What type of words are they?
It helps us to understand, if we can work out what kind of words we are listening for.
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How to improve your IELTS score
5 top ielts tips
- Improve your listening skills generally,It doesn’t mean practicing lots of IELTS , it means improve your listening skills generally by listening to lots of different types of material
- Improve ability to listen for detail
- Improve the exercise types which lose marks
- Improve use of preparation time before each group of questions
- Recording your answers to answer sheet is the most important section of the IELTS listening test.
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THE ANATOMY OF IELTS MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
- The first part of the question is the ‘stem’
- Generally there will be 2 choices that are similar -one will be better / correct
- There will often be an answer that is impossible or irrelevant
- If you have 2 choices you are half-way there
- use logic
Don’t try to carry too much information in your head .
- If you carry too much information in your head “you’ll get confused.”
- Listening for one phrase or word is easier
- Concentrate on what you are expecting
- Look and listen at the same time
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