Before you listen

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This section gives you lots of advice to help you do well in listening exams even before you start listening.

In any listening exam there is a lot you can do to prepare yourself before the teacher plays the recording and you actually listen to the text. If you are well prepared before you even hear the first word of the text, you will do much better in the test.


Tell us what you usually do before a listening exam.

Average: 3 (15 votes)
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Submitted by yhzbi on Mon, 02/26/2024 - 06:02

I usually do nothing special before listening

Submitted by dmvd0608 on Thu, 08/03/2023 - 14:31

I try to change my mind and think in english

Submitted by sapphiro_sharz on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 08:48

i usually underline important keywords that might help during the test and be calm

Submitted by ali3478 on Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:34

before i listen, i usally get excited and i think that im gonna be fail. but when the teacher plays the listening text, i understand and my fear disappears

Submitted by chandler on Sat, 07/25/2020 - 01:55

Before I listen I usually drink water and ready to listen.

Submitted by midnightsparcl on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:48

I usually look at tasks before listening
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