Time management tips during your IELTS Listening Exam
Are you struggling to:
- to manage time in your modules?
- to identify the answer?
- write your answers accurately?
in just 60 minutes?
…when you’re already exhausted from worrying about the other modules of the Test? Well, Worry no more because we are here to give you time management tips for the much-dreaded Listening exam.
There is a reason why the first section is Listening. The exam is designed in a manner that increases the skill load gradually. There are a few tips that can help you save time in the exam.
- Set up the audio volume of your headset as it will save you time in the exam.
- Setting up the headset is tricky but there is a designated time for you to test it. Setting it up to your required levels will save you time in the exam.
- Write the answer on practice sheets than the answer sheet
- Writing the answer on the practice sheet helps as you can focus more on listening than writing the answer.
- Underline any specific terms, keywords, the main point of the question asked.
- It will help you save time and improve your accuracy.
- Pay more attention to synonyms, emphasis on word pronunciation.
- In most cases, if you pay close attention to the synonyms and the pronunciation of the words, you will find your answers more easily.
Don’t overthink an answer, what you heard is correct.
Overthinking an answer can lead to time wastage as well as distract you from concentrating on the next question.
Don’t zone out during listening.
Most candidates often zone out or get lost in thinking and lose their train of thought along with the time and marks.
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