- Be familiar with the directions àthey’re the same, it isn’t necessary to listen carefully
- Listen carefully to the conversations.
- Never leave any answers blank on your answer sheet
- As you listen to each short conversation, focus on the second line of the conversation àThe answer to the question is generally found in the second line
- Keep in mind that the correct answer is probably a restatement of a key word or idea in the second line of the conversation àeven if you do not understand the complete conversation, you can find the correct answer.
- Keep in mind that these questions generally progress from easy to difficult.
- If you see any synonyms for key words in a particular answer, then you have probably found the correct answer.
- Avoid similar sounds à they usually have different meanings.
- It is common to be asked about: – WHO is probably talking?
– WHAT will he/she probably do next?
– WHERE does the conversation probably take place?
- It is possible for two negative ideas to appear in one sentence
- Listen for negatives with comparatives àno one is more handsome than Aiden
- Listen carefully to the first line of the conversation àit often contains the main idea, subject, or topic of the conversation.
- draw conclusions about the situation of the conversation: who, where, when.
- Anticipate the topic and questions.
- Listen carefully to the first line of the talk àit often contains the main idea, subject, or topic of the talk
- Draw conclusions about the situation of the talk àwho – where – when – what.
- Be familiar with the directions.
- Do not spend too much time reading the passages! àskim to determine the main idea à the topic/ subject/ main idea/ main point/ primarily concerned/ the best title.
- Find the section of the passage that deals with each question à Read the part of the passage that contains the answer carefully
- Recognize the organization of the ideas à how the ideas in one paragraph related to the ideas in another paragraph àprovides examples/ contradicts, etc.
- You will sometimes be asked to determine what probably comes before the reading passage (in the preceding paragraph) or what probably comes after the reading passage (in the following paragraph).
- Sometimes, the last question of particular reading asks about the passage as a whole àthe author’s purpose (Draw a conclusion about the purpose from the main idea and supporting details). , which course the passage might be a part of (Draw a conclusion about the purpose from the topic and supporting details).
- Be familiar with the directions
- Study the sentence àstudy each answer based on how well it completes the sentences.
- Be sure the sentence has a subject and a verb.
- Be careful of present participles (the –ing form of a verb)
– The man is talking to his friend (verb)
– The man talking to his friend wears blue shirt (adjective)
- The woman who is waving to us is Nuri’s aunt àthe woman waving to us is Nuri’s aunt.
- I don’t like the argument which appears in today’s paper à I don’t like the argument appearing in today’s paper.
- The letter which you sent me arrived yesterday àdoesn’t reduce
- Other form:
– The man, who is preparing to leave the town, is arguing with his family.
– The man, preparing to leave the town, is arguing with his family.
– Preparing to leave the town, the man is arguing with his family.
- Question words:
– What are they? (question)
– I know what they are. (connecting two clauses)