If the listening test is about a topic that you know something about, you can use this information to help you.
  • Look at the questions. What do you know about the topic? Anything you know about the topic, even in your own language, will help you.
  • Look at the pictures or headings. What information do they give you about the topic?
  • What vocabulary do you know about the topic? Predict which words might be in the listening.
  • Any ideas you have before you listen in English, or even in your own language, will help you understand.
  • Always look for clues to help you predict before you listen. Predict as much as possible and listen to confirm your predictions.
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Predicting is really helpful when taking exams. Tell us your experiences. Does predicting help you?  


Ilehana's picture
Ilehana 23 July, 2013 - 21:21

mmm sometimes, because always there's something new about it, on this case it would be matter of just good luck.(if you predict)

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MALINE 8 June, 2013 - 22:36

Predicting it´s very useful sometime the question makes sense to the answers for example What do monks make at the temple? a) offer food to the visitors b)sing a song c) pray.
The obvious answer is letter c and sometimes this tip works.

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Alex_umnik 6 June, 2013 - 14:51

As far as I am concerned, predicting answers before the listening exam is sometimes very helpful!

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