Friday, November 23, 2007

IELTS Listening

Cheryl C. wasn’t too happy about the IELTS Listening Test that she took recently. In fact, she was a bit worried about her performance. Her English is good, but IELTS is a requirement for non native English speakers who wish to pursue their studies in the UK and Australia. She admits that age has to do with her listening test. Cheryl is in her early forties. Although she understood the script, trying to recall the information was not easy. She added that the other problem was that it was too fast.

My advice to those sitting for the exam is to know the format of the Test from the back of your hand and practice, practice, practice. If you keep practicing, your mind would be attuned to the speed of the task and the expected questions.
As for Cheryl, I don’t think you should worry too much. I’m sure your score will meet the university requirements.

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