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Reading is also very important in listening tests. Use any extra time before you listen to the text to read the questions.
 
  • Always read the questions carefully.
  • Underline the key information in the question.
  • If there are options, read all the options carefully.
  • If the questions or options have numbers, dates or key words, say them to yourself. This will help you think about the way they sound.
  • If the options are pictures, look carefully at them and think about words to describe them in English. This will prepare you for words you might hear.
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Discussion

It is important to read the questions before you listen.  Do you always do that? Does it help you? Tell us about your experiences.

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Ilehana 23 July, 2013 - 21:11

To be sincere, no, i never read the question, I just hear the teacher say how the exam will be, then, I prepare my mind for it, and I always get good grades, I think that I have a special angel for the languages.

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MALINE 8 June, 2013 - 22:26

Yes,it´s extremely important to read the questions before in that way you can familiarized with the words you´re about to hear.

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Alex_umnik 6 June, 2013 - 14:39

In my opinion, it is really very important to read quickly the possible variants of answers, because it helps you to understand the main idea of the text, which you are going to listen!

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TeenGirlie 3 February, 2013 - 08:07

The last time I had a listening exam, we weren't allowed to read the tasks before listening..
But thank you for this information! If I can I will surely follow it :)

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