IELTS LISTENING: SENTENCE/SUMMARY COMPLETION
11 Dec 2014 admin
Prediction is a vital skill that can give you a push to focus specifically in section 3 of the listening test, where sentence/summary completion aims at testing your ability to guess information. In this section, you will hear a number of speakers discussing a topic. Here are some tips that you may find helpful in tackling sentence/summary completion.
- Read the sentences about the conversation that you will hear, and predict what the speakers will talk about.
- Make actual guesses as to what type of information is missing from each gap, and also what the missing word or phrase could actually be. You can write these guesses next to the gaps.
- Even though at times your guesses are wrong, making predictions still help you focus on the information you need.
- You should only write the missing words exactly as you hear them and make sure that they fit grammatically and are logical in meaning. Be careful with the plural forms, article use and spelling.
- Lastly, if there’s a word limit to your answers, make sure that you keep it in mind to avoid inadvertent errors.
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