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Improving listening skills

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Improving listening skills

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Improving listening skills

  1. 1. TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS Intermediate level
  2. 2. Stop talking  Don’t talk, listen.
  3. 3. Prepare Yourself to Listen  Relax.
  4. 4. Put the Speaker at Ease  Help the speaker to feel free to speak.
  5. 5. Remove Distractions  Focus on what is being said.
  6. 6. Empathise  Try to understand the other person’s point of view.
  7. 7. Be Patient  A pause, even a long pause, does not necessarily mean that the speaker has finished.
  8. 8. Avoid Personal Prejudice  Try to be impartial.
  9. 9. Listen to the Tone  Volume and tone both add to what someone is saying.
  10. 10. Listen for Ideas – Not Just Words  You need to get the whole picture, not just isolated bits and pieces.
  11. 11. Wait and Watch for Non- Verbal Communication  Gestures, facial expressions, and eye- movements can all be important.
  12. 12. TIPS FOR LANGUAGE TEST DEVELOPMENT AND EXAMINING. IELTS TEST
  13. 13. Before taking the exam… Be sure to improve your general skills before you take the exam. Listen to everything you can. Don’t use practice test as a way to improve your score. Learn how to spell and practice your orthography.
  14. 14. During the Test… • This information gives you the topic and makes understanding the rest much easier. • Read the questions quickly and try to decide which type of words goes in the spaces (noun, verb, adjective). • Check your answers by checking for word forms plurals. • Check spelling. • Use initial capital letters when needed.
  15. 15. At the end of the Test… Transfer your answers correctly. • Check you’re writing your answers into the correct numbered space. Don’t leave any blank space. • If you don’t know, make a guess. You never know, you may just be right.
  16. 16. Extra tips…  Don’t be nervous, calm down and try to clear your mind.  Be focus in each part of the test.  Don’t try to copy from another student, you will lose time and you may lose your opportunity of taking the test.  Be sure you have all the material you need (pencil, eraser, sharpener).  If you are not sure of an answer, keep going and go back later to it.  Take your time and check all your answers. Good Luck!

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