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IELTS listening - a tip on how to improve

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:07 am    Post subject: IELTS listening - a tip on how to improve Reply with quote

Listening is a paper that needs to be practised, but it also needs to be practised in the right way. It really isn't a case of practise, practise, practise:

One tip is to do each practice test at least 3 times:

1. test yourself
2. read through with the transcript to see where the correct answers were and why you were wrong
3. A week or so later retest yourself

Phase 2 is the really important part: that's where you will do your learning. Sadly, it's also the part many candidates forget to do.

Another basic tip is not to focus just on a few words in the question: this is probably what causes most of the avoidable mistakes. Rather what you need to do is to focus on the whole question as you listen. To show what I mean by this I have prepared a short video tutorial that you can find here
http://www.dcielts.com/?p=429
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