Friday, June 26, 2015

Find Your Partner: Review IELTS Listening Section 2 Information and Strategies

(TESOL Worksheets--IELTS Listening)
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[This is a find your partner game that I used to review the information and strategies from IELTS listening section 2.  It was designed as a supplement for IELTS Express Intermediate Textbook, and all of the information comes from this textbook (some of it verbatim).  However, I think it can also stand on its own as an independent worksheet, so I'm posting it here.  In my class I did this game twice--first as a standard whole class find your partner game, and second having the students match up the cards in small groups.  Some of the information and strategies is repeated from the previous find your partner game I did on section 1, but I figured a little review never hurt.]

Don’t choose an option as soon as you hear it because…
…you may hear information relating to two or more options, but only one option will be correct.
In the listening module, the answers on the recording always appear…
…in the same order as the questions.
Two common task types are…
…multiple choice questions and short answer questions.
Different words to talk about the same thing
synonyms and paraphrases
Things to do before you listen:
* Read through the instructions and questions and try to imagine the situation and the language.
* For short answer questions, read the instructions carefully to see how many words you can use in your answer.
* For multiple choice questions, identify the answer type needed.
* Identify keywords
* Think of synonyms and paraphrases.
* Try to predict the answer.
* Try saying the possible answers to yourself.
the most imporant words in the question
Section 2 is usually one person talking, however…
…sometimes it may feature two speakers.  In this case, one of them will be speaking most of the time, and the other one will be asking a few short questions.
Correct spelling is…
…very important on the IELTS test.
If you miss a question, don’t waste time thinking about it.  Move on so…
…you don’t miss the next question.
Listening section 2 is NOT an…
…academic conversation.  It is a non-academic monologue.

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