Sometimes you may be asked to complete a set of notes in a listening exam. This is a type of gap-fill. These tips wiil help you to do your best in this type of exam.

  • Look at the notes before you listen. What information is missing? A noun? A verb? A number? A date? A name?
  • Predict what information you need and listen to confirm.
  • Just write down key words while you listen, not all words.
  • Just write notes while you listen, not complete, perfect sentences.
  • Write the key words quickly.
  • Write abbreviations, not complete words, e.g. info (not information), Eng (not English), etc.
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