Video: Multiple choice questions

Narration: Multiple choice questions test your ability to identify key points and details in the recording. There are three different styles of multiple choice question. You might have to answer a question by selecting one answer from a choice of three. You might have to select more than one answer for a question, or you … Read more

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: the steps you need to take for multiple choice questions in the listening test the best techniques for approaching this type of question how to avoid the common errors that result in lost points some tips and hints to help you improve your accuracy with this … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… what you have to do for sentence completion questions in the listening test the best way of approaching these types of completion questions some useful tips for choosing the correct answer some of the common errors you should avoid Now take the end of lesson review

Video: Additional tips

Narration: Here are some additional tips for this questions style. Tip 1. You should follow the instructions for the number of words. Tip 2. Wrong spelling will cost you a point. Tip 3. Consider the grammar of the question you are completing. Tip 4. Although you may have predicted a possible answer, remain open minded … Read more

Video: Feedback

Narration: Now we will consider how we found the correct answers. Having completed Step 1, we knew that we should be completing the questions with up to three words or a number. We also knew that because the instructions mentioned numbers that at least one of the answers was a number. For question 31, you … Read more

Sentence completion practice

Now practice! Note: This is PART of a Section 4 listening section. In a complete Section 4, you would have 10 questions. For this exercise, we are only focusing on sentence completion questions. Click the link below to begin.

Video: Steps

Narration: Here are the steps for answering this type of question. The first step is that you should read the instructions carefully. Once you are sure you know what you should be doing, the next step is to quickly look through the questions to see what the recording is probably about. The third step is … Read more

Video: Sentence completion

Narration: Sentence completion questions test your ability to follow the recording, identify key points and understand rephrased information in the questions. Here is a sample question style. With sentence completion questions, you have to complete a sentence using a number of words or a number. Generally there are no more than three words for one … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. PARAPHRASE REPHRASE IDENTIFY ANTICIPATE CONTEXT ATTRIBUTE OPEN-MINDED

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: what abilities sentence completion questions are testing how best to prepare for sentence completion questions the best approach to listening for the answer some tips to help you stay focused on the answers during the recording other tips that will help you identify the right answers … Read more