Breakdown of the context of IELTS Listening

IELTS Listening Test is the most important part of one of its test from the forefront of communicative forms of development – Task-based testing, its purpose is to examine the candidates in the English language environment, the natural ability to adapt to the language and understanding. However, the hearing has always been a smooth passage of the Chinese language learners of English exams in the course of a chronic problem. Many of the candidates in English reading, writing, translation, and many other areas have shown a strong power, but happen in this part of the listening problems. Many candidates who are pro forma IELTS listening part of the play is not as good as to make the efforts of candidates for a long time in vain. In this article, I will be listening for the IELTS exam skills were the key to do a few concluding questions.

IELTS listening test a total of 40 minutes, 30 minutes of listening time and 10 minutes transcribed answer time. So how efficient and rational use of IELTS listening test of time?

IELTS not scheduled because of time devoted to candidates answer questions, and hearing the recording material only play once, exam candidates must read the test instructions and side issues, while listening to recorded material, but also to record information that the word, write the answer , time pressure is huge. As in real life situations faced by the same candidates must listen at the same time we must respond quickly to complete the task. Understand or do not know whether it is, difficult or easy, candidates have only one chance! Therefore, if there is no proper examination skills, in order to get a good result are a whimsical.

IELTS Listening To the examination room in a tight on to win, you must follow a highest principle, that is, “making a positive and active listener and focus on key information.” And the highest principles and strategies to implement the IELTS listening test in 5 areas:

① Reading Question: Prior to each examination will be placed in a recording on the exam requirements, exam requirements for the already clear in mind of the candidates, can use this recording time reading problems. First spend a few seconds to turn it again from start to finish on the paper, the purpose is to see how many of each part of the general question, what kinds of questions there, so that several can be less heart. Then use the remaining recording time to read the issue SECTION 4, SECTION 1 when they heard the words, and then the questions began to read SECTION 1. SECTION 4 SECTION because the four most difficult, and there 10 questions in one breath, with no pause, so use this time to read the first issue, you can reduce the future burden. But I think most people read SECTION 1 & 2 question time (including examination time) have more, it might move to support the more difficult part of the back, but only if you do not see the back of the title and missed the play in front of time.

When the hearing test begins, the test should be carefully listening to instructions, quick pre-read examples and problems, the relationships among them were analyzed to understand the relationship between the speaker and the topic of discourse and scenes involved. Instructions for each part of the test questions will be prompted to pay attention in addition to the Question, the general also outlined three issues: the spoken account of the subject; tell who the speaker or speakers; and account for dialogue or lecture takes place (This passage is not in the book questions, please note.) Therefore, the process of reading the title of the hearing to establish a framework for text information.

② guess the title: the problem of semantics aside Center (located intent question) and keywords (to capture the information needed to answer the key signal words) to analyze the information structure implied in the meantime relations and lexical cohesion relations, and will hear the contents of the do the appropriate association and prediction, probably know what is missing components, be aware, there are well prepared to listen.

③ Listen Title: IELTS listening test designed to test the candidate discourse grasp of important facts and details, such as time, location, attitude, understanding of the facts and confirmation, so listen, candidates must be targeted to concentrate on capturing the signal words critical information needed to answer. Do not try to split the effort to understand every word, and need not struggle for individual words, or more harm than good.(Listen to questions, please note: only the beginning of the first part of example only, one, two, three parts of a pause, the fourth section is not)

In listening, candidates need to do four areas:

a. With the logic used by the speaker to contact language and means to take care of the overall context of the listening text.

b. use of pre-reading information framework established discourse on lexical cohesion to make quick reaction, rapid and accurate grasp of key information.

c. not only to pay attention to the speaker’s re-read, and stress, but also acutely aware of the speaker’s tone and tone of such differences, according to the tone used by the speaker’s movements and tone of seriousness, humor or sarcasm to understand their implication . Only by grasping the speaker’s true intentions in order to obtain the correct answer.

d. the iron discipline to keep up with the speed issues, grasp the speaker’s rhythm. Not sure if a particular answer, or missed an issue, but also a bold guess, or to simply give up continue to do the following topics.

④ written question: If people read faster speech rate, or more consecutive short answer to the case of candidates is not easy to quickly spell out the words, particularly when a long letter word. At this time, may wish to use some abbreviations or symbols temporary replacement, the final answer and then transcribed the full spelling words such as: “education” can be abbreviated to “edu”; “equal” can be abbreviated to “=”;” market “can be abbreviated into the “mkt” (lack of time, you can write the consonants to the pronunciation of the word after the restore). But using shorthand must follow four principles: simple; proficiency; one correspondence; and can be restored. Many abbreviations skills is not enough skilled candidates to the blind use, transcribed answer, often can not remember a word corresponding abbreviations, there is no way to restore; some students on the spot to create acronyms out after the original words difficult to recall. Therefore, candidates if it is to use abbreviations in the listening test, must be proficient in the use of peacetime training, the exam will be handy, leisurely.

⑤ search question: after the end of each section of candidates have 30 seconds for checking answers.Guiding questions will tell what language they can check answers. I suggest that candidates try to within 30 seconds to hear the word completion, especially those of you unfamiliar with the abbreviations, to avoid hearing all over, the answer can not be reversed transcribed, and the remaining part of the time quickly see next item.

After hearing four parts, candidates have 10 minutes to answer the question book copying on a dedicated IELTS Listening Test answer sheet. 10 minutes can be used to transcribe the answer is more than enough, for some students, these 10 minutes really can be called “Little Fairy.” Because such a long time, candidates will be able to make good use of sound as long as the answer for scoring opportunities.

Moreover, check answers in the transcription, with particular attention to the following points:

a. case of problems

If the candidate practice of using capital to all capital, so wrong. Candidates If you are used lower case, it would need to pay attention to some rules of the first letter capitalized: ⅰ general requirements for the contents of the form which capitalized; ⅱ general requirements for the special term capital, such as time (Sunday) Venue (Church Road) name (Peter) posts (Professor ); ⅲ context but also the corresponding position uppercase (this is easy to overlook, candidates need to pay special attention)

b. abbreviation problem

Can be used universally recognized abbreviations, such as pound and dollar symbols on the proposed use of abbreviations, am, pm, AD, BC and so can be written in the form of abbreviations, professor can be written as pro, but if someone names, need a big write Pro. Note that abbreviations are marked with small dots. Date of expression, generally only accept two, such as the 8th August or August 8th, suggested the other candidates do not use abbreviations.

c. grammar problems

Check the answer must pay attention to the singular and plural nouns, verb agreement, verb tense and voice and other issues. IELTS examiners are very strict, if for some small issues to be points, it is a pity, so the candidates remember the last review syntax error.

d. word limit problem

If the subject is mentioned in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, once the candidate’s answers more than 3 words, it must be penalized, even if it is a or the, it is recommended that candidates check again before the number of words transcribed answers to requirements.

e. spelling problems

IELTS test is a high frequency words in the word British or American spelling can be. Proper nouns in the tape will be spelled out. But the answer requires IELTS Listening entirely correct spelling, so the spelling of a review of candidates is also necessary.

Overall, the IELTS listening test is task-based test, which according to English Nature in the context of real-life testing requirements to determine the objectives and tasks to the use of real life and social “survival language” (survival language), and education work and training places in the use of “academic language” (academic language) as the test corpus to assess the candidates ability to access information. IELTS great time pressure; accent mixed; Text wide range of topics, content, vast; various kinds of questions, the difficulty increases; and test content and more information is synonymous with conversion, these have formed the IELTS listening exam difficult. So if want to get high scores on the IELTS listening test, in addition to familiar with the exam techniques, the power of language to enhance the real IELTS listening test is successfully address the “magic” and “fundamental.”

Finally, a word given to the majority of candidates, both winning the highest principle of IELTS Listening is the most fundamental strategy –

“Be an active and responsive listener and focus on the key information!” I wish you all the IELTS listening test could achieve good results!