Tuesday, August 30, 2016

IELTS Listening Test: Tips

Read the questions. You are given time to read the questions before each task, thus read each questions carefully. Familiarizing the questions gives you an idea of what the conversation  is all about.

Listen carefully . Stay focused and listen carefully. The introduction of each question gives you the most useful information about the speakers and what they're going to talk about. As you listen, take note of the sign post words. Sign post words are the words used by the speaker to introduce stages of the talk. It gives you an idea that the answer for the next question is approaching. Look at the following examples:

           “Today I’m going to introduce the topic of....."
            “Firstly, we will look at....”
             “First of all”.
            “Secondly, we will discuss..."
             “Following this....”