The context is the situation of the listening text. So this will give you a lot of extra information to help you in the test. The more you know about the situation, the easier it is to help you imagine the scene.
- The context can help you think about what the speakers are saying. What do you know about the context?
- If you hear a word you don't know, think about how it might relate to the context.
- If you are not sure about an answer, use your common sense. What makes sense in the context?
- Where are the speakers? Does the background noise give you any extra information?
There are many different contexts you might hear. Sometimes the speakers may be in a 'shop' or in an 'airport'. Tell us which contexts were used in your listening exams.