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Listening

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IELTS Listening test 

The paper has four components, with 10 queries in every part. The queries are within the same order as the info within the recording, therefore the answer to the primary question is before the solution to the second question, and so on.

The IELTS Listening test is the 1st part of the exam. It lasts close to half-hour and the test format consists of four sections and a complete of forty questions.

A variety of tasks are used, chosen from the subsequent types:

• multiple-choice

• short-answer queries

• sentence completion

• form/note/summary/diagram/flow-chart/table completion

• diagram/plan/map labelling

• matching

 

Test format – Listening

30 minutes

You will hear four recordings of native English speakers so write your answers to a series of queries.

• Recording one – a spoken communication between 2 individuals set in an everyday social context.

• Recording two - a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about native facilities.

• Recording three – a spoken communication between up to four individuals set in an academic or training context, e.g. a university tutor associated a student discussing an assignment.

• Recording four - a speech on a lecture subject.

Assessors are trying to find proof of your ability to know the most the main and elaborated factual info, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the aim of vocalization and proof of your ability to follow the development of concepts. you will need to transfer your answers to a solution sheet. you may have ten minutes at the end of the test to try and do this. you ought to take care once writing your answers on the solution sheet as a result of you may lose marks for incorrect spelling and grammar.

 

Task type one – Multiple selections

Task kind and format:

In multiple selection tasks, there is an issue followed by 3 possible answers or the start of a sentence followed by 3 attainable ways in which to finish the sentence. test takers are needed to decide on the one correct answer - A, B, or C.

Sometimes, test takers are given a long list of possible answers and told that they must select more than one. in this case, they ought to read the question rigorously to see how many answers are needed.

 

Tasks focus

Multiple selection questions are accustomed to test a large range of skills. The test taker may be needed to possess an in-depth understanding of specific points or associate an overall understanding of the most points of the listening text.

 

Type two – Matching

In this kind of question, you have got to match a list of things from the recording to a list of choices on the question paper, then write the correct letter on the solution sheet.

 

What skills are tested?

This type of question tests your ability to:

• listen for elaborated info. as an example, whether you will be able to perceive info concerning the kind of hotel or guest house accommodation in an everyday spoken communication

• follow a spoken communication between 2 individuals

• recognize how facts within the recording are connected to each other.

 

How many queries are there?

Variable

 

Question kind three – Plan/map/diagram labeling

In this kind of question, you have got to finish labels on a visual which can be:

• a diagram (e.g. a bit of equipment)

• a set of images

• a set up (e.g. of a building)

• a map (e.g. of a part of a town).

You may have to:

• select your answers from a list on the question paper, then write the correct letter on the solution sheet

• select words from the recording that work into gaps on the question paper. during this case, you may get to keep to the word limit given in the instructions. you do not have to change the words in the recording in any manner.

You should read the directions very rigorously because the variety of words or numbers you will use to fill the gaps will change. A word limit is given, you may lose the mark for writing more than the word limit. contracted words like we’re’ will not be tested. combined words like ‘get-in’ count as single words.

Write the words that work into the gap on the solution sheet.

 

What skills are tested?

This type of question assesses your skill, as an example, a description of a place, and the way this description relates to the visual. it should additionally check your ability to know explanations of where things are and follow directions

 

How many queries are there?

Variable

 

Question kind four – Form/note/table/flow chart/summary completion

In this form of a question, you have got to fill in gaps in an overview of half or all the recordings. The outline can specialize in the most ideas/facts in the recording and should be:

• a form: usually used for facts, like names

• a set of notes: want to summarise data and show how completely different points relate to one another

• a table: want to summarise data that can be divided into clear categories, e.g. place/time/price

• a flow chart: used to summarise the stages in a process, with the direction of the method shown by arrows.

You may have to:

• select your answers from a listing on the question paper, then write the right letter on the solution sheet

• select words from the recording which work into gaps on the question paper. during this case, you will keep to the word limit given in the directions. you do not have to change the words within the recording in any way.

You should read the directions very carefully because the variety of words or numbers you will use to fill the gaps can change. A word limit is given, you will lose the mark for writing more than the word limit. contracted words like ‘we’re’ will not be tested. combined words like ‘get-in’ count as single words.

Write the words that fit into the gap on the solution sheet.

 

What skills are tested?

This type of question focuses on the main points the person listening would naturally write down.

 

How many queries are there?

Variable

Question kind five – Sentence completion

In this form of a question, you have got to read sentences that summarise vital information from either all of the listening text or from one a part of it. you have got to fill in a very gap in every sentence using information from the recording.

You should read the instructions very carefully as the number of words or numbers you will use to fill the gaps will change.

 

What skills are tested?

This type of question focuses on your ability to identify the vital information in a recording. you will also need to perceive relationships between ideas/facts/events, like cause and effect.

 

How many queries are there?

Variable

Question kind six – Short-answer queries

In this form of a question, you must read a question and write a brief answer using information from the recording.

 

What skills are tested?
This type of question focuses on your ability to identify the vital information in a recording. you will also need to perceive relationships between ideas/facts/events, like cause and effect.


How many queries are there?
Variable
You should read the directions very carefully because the number of words or numbers you may use to fill the gaps will change. A word limit is given, you will lose the mark for writing quite the word limit. contracted words like ‘they’re’ will not be tested. combined words like ‘check-in’ count as single words.
Write your answer on the solution sheet.

Sometimes you're given a question that asks you to write down 2 or 3 completely different answers.
What skills are tested?
This type of question focuses on your ability to pay attention to facts, like places, costs, or times, detected in the recording.


How many queries are there?
Variable

You should read the directions very carefully because the number of words or numbers you may use to fill the gaps will change. A word limit is given, you will lose the mark for writing quite the word limit. contracted words like ‘they’re’ will not be tested. combined words like ‘check-in’ count as single words.

Write your answer on the solution sheet.

Sometimes you are given a question that asks you to write down 2 or 3 completely different answers.

What skills are tested?

This type of question focuses on your ability to pay attention to facts, like places, costs, or times, detected in the recording.

 

How many queries are there?

Variable

 

Scoring for IELTS Listening

Scoring is simple for the Listening paper. every question is worth one point, thus you'll be able to win a “raw” score up to forty points. However, keep in mind that every version of the IELTS is slightly different. Therefore, obtaining twenty-four out of forty correct on one version of the IELTS might earn you a Band Score of 6.5, whereas on another version of the IELTS you will solely get a six. even so, the tables will offer you a general plan about how Listening is scored.

The difficulty level increases as we advance through the Listening paper. However, question one is worth the same number of points as question forty (one point each). Therefore, you want to treat the queries from Section one as equivalent as you are doing for the queries from Section four. scan the directions carefully, check that you spell words properly, etc. You do not wish to miss simple points within the 1st sections because of silly mistakes.

Additionally, since all points are well worth the same, you do not wish to lose points because you are focusing too much attention on a specific question. Sometimes, despite your best effort and close attention, you may not hear the solution to a question otherwise you might not perceive a large section of the listening passage. If this happens, simply create your best guesses and march on. Do not miss points on future queries because you can’t make out the solution to the question you’re presently performing on.

 

IELTS Listening Section One Tips

Read directions and queries carefully

The first issue you wish to do is to read the directions and queries rigorously. directions are vital because they tell you what to try and do. Take the subsequent sentence for example:

You need to grasp that you ought to write only 1 word/number for every blank. always keep it in your mind once writing your answers. The queries can tell you what kind of data is needed.

 

IELTS Listening test- Changes in the test paper

Do not worry, the test itself has not modified i.e. all the question varieties and the four sections can remain the same.

However, since January fourth, 2020:

1. There are no page numbers within the tape-scripts

2. The word “sections” is modified to “parts”

3. There is an example played at the start of part One

 

What impact can the changes to the IELTS Listening test have on your performance?

Well, the first 2 modifications are very minor and can only influence the language utilized in the exam instructions. In very straightforward terms, it means rather than hearing an exam instruction like this:

“Now turn to section2, on page nine.”

You will currently hear an exam instruction like this:

“Now turn to section2.”

That is it!! there's literally nothing to stress regarding here and, quite honestly, if Cambridge hadn’t revealed the modification, I don’t assume examinees would have noticed it.

 

TOEFL Listening Test

There is not much of a certain pattern to TOEFL Listening. a typical TOEFL Listening section can have twenty-eight questions and be forty-one minutes long (3 lectures, 2 conversations), whereas an extended section that features experimental questions can contain thirty-nine questions and run for fifty-seven minutes (4 lectures, three conversations). spoken communication audio clips are usually 2 to 2.5 minutes long, whereas lecture audio clips are between five and 5.5 minutes long.

There is also an odd aspect of TOEFL Listening timing—perhaps the foremost confusing issue you will see in timing inside the TOEFL exam. The timing for these sections is divided between “clock time”—the time that the onscreen clock is truly running, and overall time, which has the time that the audio clips are playing but the clock itself isn't running. 

There are not any transcripts or captions, however certain important key terms can seem on the screen throughout the lectures.

TOEFL Listening is scored based on raw points (points awarded per individual section), that is converted to scaled official scores that vary from 0-30 for the section. Nearly all TOEFL Listening questions are worth one raw point. However, one of the less common question varieties is worth 2 raw points. Below, we will take a closer look at the kinds of questions you will see in the TOEFL Listening section.


Multiple choice questions in TOEFL Listening
TOEFL Listening multiple-choice queries always offer four answer choices and, in most cases, you will choose only 1 correct answer from the four decisions. there'll always be a number of multiple alternative answers with 2 correct answers on the test further. it is uncommon for there to be 3 correct answers, however, it’s not unheard of. In any case, if you ought to choose 2 answers or have to be compelled to choose 3, the directions for the question can clearly tell you that.
Some of the multiple-choice queries are playback questions. In playback queries, the directions can say one thing like “Why will the speaker say this?” 

 

TOEFL Listening Score?
The TOEFL Listening score calculation is straightforward: you will receive one point for every question you answer properly, and the sum of these points is your raw score. Your raw score can then be converted to a scale from 0-30 to get your final TOEFL Listening score.
So your TOEFL Listening score will be anyplace from zero to thirty, however, what is a decent Listening score? There are 2 ways in which to work out what a decent TOEFL Listening score is. the primary is by using percentiles, and also the second is by using score requirements for the colleges you’re applying to
Raw Scores
The total variety of questions you answer properly on every section of the TOEFL is what test makers call a “raw” score. If a TOEFL Listening section has thirty-four queries and you get thirty-one of them correct, your raw score for that section would be thirty-one (assuming all queries are worth one point, which we tend to discuss more within the next section).

 

 The recommendation you will need to score well on the TOEFL check.


 1.Take Notes
Taking correct notes quickly is that the most vital talent on the TOEFL. It is a cognitive process because you need to summarize sentences, shorten words, identify the most important parts of a sentence, and throw out unnecessary statements.


2. Practice, Practice, Practice
Most significantly, bear in mind to practice. The TOEFL listening section could be a very fast and difficult section. Even native speakers ought to train themselves for this section because of it does not come naturally. so, the best way to improve it's to practice a lot.

 

PTE Listening test
Listening (45 – 57 Minutes)

Part three consists of questions that are based on audio or video clips that begin to play mechanically. You hear every audio or video clip one time therefore listen carefully. You will take notes.
For each question, you will alter the volume. while the audio clip is playing, move the control bar to the right to extend the volume or to the left to decrease the volume
There are 10-12 queries during this test. Here, you will be given a prompt of 3-9 seconds and will have ten seconds to answer the question. you'll be needed to answer a brief question with a clear, simple, single word or a few words.

The PTE Academic Score Report includes your overall score, communicative skills scores, and enabling skills scores.
The overall score echoes your overall English language skill. The range for the score is 10-90 points.
Scores for communicative skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are supported by all test things that assess these skills, either as a single talent or along with different skills. The range for every communicative skill score is 10-90 points.
PTE Academic Listening Section Tips and Tricks
Here are some tips consistent with each variety of questions to assist you to steel oneself for the listening section of the PTE educational examination.


General Listening Tips
• Listen actively, which implies learn to pay attention to English songs otherwise. concentrate on the lyrics which need additional attention.
• Watch movies and television shows first with subtitles and then without subtitles.
• Listening to new content can increase your vocabulary which is able to improve your understanding of spoken English whereas listening.
Summarize spoken text
• Restrict your answer to 50-70 words.
• You will begin with spoken language something “The speaker said”
• Use the provided notepad to jot down down the keywords.
• Close your eyes for better attention.
• Focus on the theme and the most recurrent words.
Multiple-choice, opt for multiple answers
• It is suggested you read queries before the audio starts.
• Stay targeted because the answers can be in the end.


Fill within the blanks
• Use the provided notepad to take notes otherwise, you'll miss the next word.
• Carefully listen and confirm whether or not the word was singular or plural, with an article or not, etc.
Highlight correct outline
• Understand the theme and therefore the message sent by the speaker.
• Use the elimination technique to narrow the choices.
Select missing word
• By the first half of the audio, you'll have a good plan about the topic and three-fourth way in you'll predict how it'll finish.
Highlight incorrect words
• Review your answers before submitting, in case you have missed one thing.
• Double-clicking a word can unselect the word. so click only once.
• This part has negative marking, so watch out.
Write from dictation
• It is best if you type your answer directly on the computer rather than taking notes on the notepad first because it can save time.

 

Conclusion:

Many language learners focus heaps on speaking. They do not pay as much effort on quietly listening.

Listening feels like it ought to be easy, or secondary to alternative more active language skills. To the surprise of the many new learners, paying attention to a foreign language is tough. If you’ve ever had to sit for a second language test, you’ll understand that the listening section is sort of continuously the toughest.

But, listening could be an important talent for acquisition.

Research shows that after we communicate, we have a tendency to pay around 40-50% of our time listening,

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