How to Prepare for the Listening Comprehension Part?

- Start by breaking listening texts up into smaller parts. Begin with short texts and then gradually lengthen the texts and add questions.

- Expose your students to different types of spoken texts.

- Practice listening tasks from the textbook.

- Read stories to them and include worksheets.

- Use these excellent listening comprehension sites:

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- Explain to the pupils that they must read the instructions and the questions before listening to the text.

- Teach them how to mark important words , go through the questions and predict what the passage is about.

- Break up the listening text into smaller parts so that pupils can get used to listening and then finding the answer.

- When students are listening to a dialogue, teachers should provide practice in identifying what information is given by each speaker.

- Students should pay attention to any background noises in the recording.

- Tell the students not to leave blank answers for the open-ended questions and encourage them to answer. Explain that since no points are taken off for grammar or spelling they should try and answer every question.

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