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Notetaking

  1. 1. Note-taking
  2. 2. What <ul><li>In this part of the Listening Paper, you’ll hear a monologue or conversation and you’ll have to complete a sentence with a given word or to fill in the gaps with notes. </li></ul>RMB: Elena Benito Ruiz http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com
  3. 3. Problems <ul><li>Not changing part of speech to fit in the gap. </li></ul><ul><li>Missing capital letters on proper nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating too much on 1 answer and so missing the next. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing down everything you hear. </li></ul><ul><li>Messy handwriting. </li></ul><ul><li>Wandering mind… </li></ul>RMB: Elena Benito Ruiz http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com
  4. 4. Don’ts <ul><li>Do not try to write everything down: Taking notes does not mean writing down every word you hear; you need to actively decide what is important and what’s not. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry if you can’t understand every word: ‘gist listening’ doesn’t rely on understanding every word. </li></ul>RMB: Elena Benito Ruiz http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com
  5. 5. Tips <ul><li>Predict the part of the speech before listening to the recording, when you’re reading the questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Predict the topic area. </li></ul><ul><li>More exposure to English: no dubbed movies, subtitles in English (if any), listen to BrE radio stations and take notes! </li></ul>RMB: Elena Benito Ruiz http://firstcertificate.wordpress.com

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