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Exam Skills


- Making listening exams easier


- Focussed listening
Making listening exams easier
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The best way to make listening exams easier is to listen to as much spoken English as possible, as often as you can. Watch TV. Listen to the radio and practice test tapes. Get used to focussing on the main speakers. In the exam, if you miss a bit, just concentrate on what comes next. Good luck!

  • Prepare by listening to as much spoken English as you can.
  • Do some practice tests in a noisy environment.
  • If you miss something during the exam, keep going.

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