During the Test

During Each Part

  1. Let me be forward

When you are listening to the passages during the test, it’s possible you’ll discover there are large amounts of time while you hear a lot of information which doesn’t answer the questions. Don’t fear when this occurs, simply proceed to hear carefully.

Additionally it is frequent that answers will come fairly close together, particularly in Part 1 while you hear simple details concerning names, locations, dates, times, and so on.

For both situations, being “two steps forward” will assist you to be ready to hear the answers. Being “two steps forward” implies that while you’re listening for the answer to one question, you’re additionally listening for the important words you underlined in the following two questions.

Let’s have a look at an instance of how to do that.

To know this let’s evaluate these two question groups.

The first one right here, if you notice the number 35 and 36 is within the similar subject “glass”. It’s seemingly that these answers are close to one another. So when you find yourself listening for number 35, you must also be searching for number 36.

Corporations working with recycled supplies
MaterialsFirmProduct that the corporate manufactures
glassCLA Aggregates (35)…….materials used for making (36) ………………..
paperMartin’sworkplace stationery
Papersave(37) ……………….. to be used on farms
plasticPacrite(38) ……………….. for accumulating waste
Waterford(39) ………………..
Johnson & Jones(40) ………………..

Nonetheless, for questions just like below, you need to categorize them yourself.

SECTION 1             
Questions 1-10
Questions 1-7   Full the notes beneath utilizing NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for every reply.
Premier Tickets Order Kind
Instance: Live performance:   Reply: Helen Mayne…..
Place: 1 ………………………..Theatre
Date: 2 ………………………………….
Time: 3 ………………………………….
Variety of tickets:   ………….Two…………………
Price of tickets: 4 ……………………………every
Bank card:       
Kind: 5 ………………………………….
Quantity:   ………4809 372 7506………..   
Expiry date: 6 ………………………………….   
Identify of holder: 7 ………………………………….   
Phone quantity:   ………..7261 5834…………..

Q1. If you are listening for the theatre name to reply Question 1, you must also hear for details about the date and time of the concert. These two items of information are associated to one another and could possibly be very close together.
  1. Hey! the meaning is simply same

When you are listening for answers in the Listening test, you have to be conscious that the relevant information could possibly be worded in a different way to the question. This might occur in two methods:-

  • individual words could be completely different – synonyms are used
  • whole sentences could be completely different – language is rephrased.

Recognizing information when the language is rephrased

You should now be aware that the wording of the questions is often completely different from the wording in the listening passage. This is called rephrasing.

Let’s have a look at some frequent examples of rephrasing in Sentence Completion questions.

Instance 1: 

In your Question Booklet you may read the following question:

1 Paola is at present learning to be … a medical psychologist .

However, in the listening passage, you may hear Paola say this:

“This 12 months, I’m studying to be a medical psychologist.”

How has the language modified?

  • In the listening passage, the structure has changed from the third person to the first particular person(I).
  • Synonyms have been used (e.g., at present for this 12 months).
  • The wording of the question and the listening passage is completely different. In the question, at present comes after the verb “to be”, whereas in the listening passage this 12 months comes in the beginning of the sentence.

Active and Passive Voice:-

We use the active voice when the subject of the sentence is doing the action.

topic (noun)verbobject (noun)

In the above sentence, the student (the topic of the sentence) is doing the action to the object, that is, writing an essay.

The passive voice is used when the subject is receiving the action, not doing the action.

The verb structure changes from the past tense active form, wrote, to the past tense passive form, was written.

topic (noun)to be + previous participle
verb (passive construction)
agent (noun group)

In the sentence above, an essay is the subject and the person doing the action of writing, the student, is now the object of the sentence. The meaning of the active and passive sentences is the same, but the subject is completely different.

Let’s look at one other example of the language altering from energetic to passive voice in Sentence Completion questions.

Instance 3:-

In your Query Booklet, you may see the next query:

3 In lots of cultures and … for a lot of centuries individuals have cultivated sea greens.

Nonetheless, within the listening passage, you may hear a college lecturer saying:

Instance“Sea greens have been cultivated and used for a lot of centuries by many individuals in lots of cultures.”

How has the language modified?

  • A extra complicated passive construction within the current good tense has been used within the listening passage. Within the query, the verb have cultivated happens however within the listening passage the passive type have been cultivated is used.
  • We are able to additionally see that the thing of the query, sea greens, has grow to be the topic of the sentence within the listening passage.

Rephrasing in the Listening test is not always so simple as changing from the active to passive voice. Rephrasing usually entails extra complicated grammatical modifications.

However, it’s important to remember, that even with extra complex rephrasing in a listening passage, the meaning will all the time be the identical as the test question.

  1. Let me write this now

Along with “being two steps forward”, it is important that you write down the possible answers that you simply hear while you listen so that you just don’t forget them while you determine on the right answer.

Usually you hear several potential answers. Typically you hear an incorrect answer earlier than you hear the right answer, while different times you hear only one possibility which is the correct reply. For each of those conditions, it is very important write down or mark all potentialities for answers you hear in your Question Booklet, since one in all them would be the correct answer.

When you determine on an answer for a question, be sure you underline, circle or write it in your Question Booklet and then get ready for the next question.

Look!Right here is the instance Part 1 we noticed earlier. On this example, an IELTS student, Esperanza, has written some potential solutions beside the questions in her Query Booklet as she listened to the listening passage.Discover how in some instances, she has written multiple potential reply selection, however has then circled the selection she thinks is the right reply.
  1. Oh! That is the cue

Cue is the information that prepares a listener for an answer you may take into account this as a signpost phrase, in reading, and usually an adverb or adverbial phrase.

Eg: Let’s imagine the question is: ‘When was the lady in the UK?’

In the recording, a girl says: ‘I was in London in 2012. The cues are: ‘London’, the capital, and the preposition ‘in’, which comes earlier than a 12 months.

Eg: Lets say the question is: ‘What number of kids does Ben have?’

In the recording, a girl asks: ‘You’ve got got children, haven’t you, Ben?’ Ben replies: ‘Really, I haven’t got any.’ ‘Really’ means some information is about to be contradicted, and what follows is correct, so ‘actually’ is the cue.

Figuring out cues is one of the best ways to ensure correct answers in IELTS. It means you must focus hard throughout every recording because when you miss a cue, you might also miss an answer.

  1. Hey wait it is a distrator not a solution!

Distractor is word or phrase that has some common elements with the right answer, however is flawed. A distractor could also be a false or a partial answer, or it could be the information that relates to someone or something else.

Eg: Lets say the question is: ‘What does the lady need?’ The choices are:

  1. vacation;
  2. new automobile;
  3. promotion.

Within the recording, a person says: ‘I would wish to go to Bali.’ Later, a girl says, ‘It is time to exchange my automobile.’ A is a distractor as someone else does mention it.

False answer = A solution that’s not true. Eg: ‘blue shirt’ as a substitute of ‘purple pants’

Eg: ‘Japanese instructor’ as a substitute of ‘Chinese language instructor’

Partial answer= A solution that doesn’t have all the right information.

Eg: ‘Mondays’ as a substitute of ‘Mondays and Fridays’

Inference= Reaching a conclusion. Putting two or extra pieces of knowledge collectively to seek out an answer.

The question: ‘What do many college students do?’ The reply is: ‘Not end the course’

With inference, the main target may change between the recording and the question (here, from the teacher to the students), and few or no phrases within the recording are the same as those within the question or answer.

Most answers in IELTS Listening or Studying assessments contain element (a switch of a single piece of direct information). However, there are inference questions in each test. One difference between an IELTS Six and a Seven is {that a} Seven answers most inference questions correctly.

  1. I do know this Grammar Built

IELTS listening can also be about your grammatical information specially Parts of speech. Within a word family (Sentence), there are completely different parts of speech.

Eg: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, gerund (-ing type). The ‘Beauty’ family contains: the nouns= ‘beauty’ and ‘beautification’; the verb= ‘beautify’; the adjective= ‘beautiful’; the adverb= ‘superbly’; and, the gerund= ‘beautifying’.

An IELTS Listening question usually makes use of one a part of speech (eg, beauty) in the recording but the other part of speech is there in the question booklet to be answered by you (eg, beautify).

Now let’s transfer to a different part :-

After Each Section

After every group of question you’re given 10 sec time to check your answer. Use this time to read the question of another part because in part Three and Four the given reading time for you may be not sufficient.

Between each part of the Listening test, there’s a 30-second silence. You’ll now learn helpful methods to make use of during every part:-

  • Get essential information from the spoken introduction  and from the written instructions and the questions before the 30-second break.
  • Read the questions extra carefully and underline key words throughout the 30-second break.
  • Predict the organisation of the listening passage throughout the 30-second break.
  • Read the questions ahead while you listen to the passage (be “two steps forward”).
  • In the paper-based test, write your answers while you listen.
  • In the computer-delivered test, select or type your solutions while you listen.

The Question Booklet

After you determine the key information from the spoken introduction, you must also shortly look at the written instructions and the questions to find out:

  • the kinds of questions you need to answer
  • the variety of questions you’ll answer for each question type and
  • the word limit for the answers.
  • Reading the questions extra carefully and underlining key words in the course of the 30-second break After the spoken introduction, you’re given 30 seconds to read the questions. On this time, you might want to read the questions rigorously and underline the key words in each the instructions and the questions. Instance 1 Questions 21-25Full every sentence with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for every area. These directions let you know that the phrase restrict is a most of three phrases and/or a quantity. Key phrases within the directions can let you know different vital data. Take a look at the next instance.

Key phrases in questions

Within the questions, the important thing phrases could be:

  • nouns
  • verbs
  • adjectives
  • adverbs
  • prepositions
  • query phrases

Predicting the organisation of the passage in the course of the 30-second break

Another important technique you should use during the 30-second break is to foretell the organisation of the listening passage by looking at the key words in the questions.

The organisation of the questions will follow the same organisation as the listening passage, so looking at the key words you’ve underlined will prepare you for the organisation of ideas in the passage.

To prepare yourself for the organisation of the passage, it’s essential to:

  • have a look at the key phrases you’ve underlined for every question type
  • discover the subject(s) talked about from these key words.
InstanceTake a look at the important thing phrases underlined within the questions beneath and predict how the information within the passage is organised.
Questions 12-14 Complete the desk with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for every answer.   What % of deadly crashes have been caused by driver fatigue in 1988? 12 ………………….. What % of deadly crashes have been caused by driver fatigue in 1998? 13 ………………….. What % of crashes in the nation have been associated to fatigue? 14 ………………….. Questions

15-17 Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for every answer.
What are two methods that fatigue causes accidents? 15 ……… 16 
What’s a technique of managing driver fatigue?

What can we predict from the key phrases underlined?

We can predict that the organisation of the listening passage on driver fatigue will probably move from:

statistics on the number of deadly crashes caused by driver fatigue(Q 12-14), to ways in which driver fatigue causes accidents (Q 15-16), to methods of managing or stopping fatigue (Q17)

Therefore, there are three main topic areas on this listening passage:

  • statistics on,
  • causes of and
  • prevention associated to driver fatigue.

Predicting the organisation of a passage will assist you to to really feel extra ready and assured to start listening after which reply the questions.

Thus far we have now checked out methods you should use earlier than and during the 30-second break in each section of the Listening test.

Now, let’s go to the next web page and learn strategies- after the test.