6 STRATEGIES TO BOOST YOUR LISTENING BAND SCORES

6 STRATEGIES TO BOOST YOUR LISTENING BAND SCORES
LISTENING BAND SCORES

6 STRATEGIES TO BOOST YOUR LISTENING BAND SCORES

In this article, you will get to know about different strategies for the betterment of listening skills for preparing IELTS Listening.

1. Everyday Prefer Listening English

As Listening test is structured to test your ability of listening spoken English. In order to work upon this it’s necessary to listen the spoken English as much as possible.

But what to listen?

You can find every content you need for free online. Save a plenty of time from your schedule in order to work with different material and have planned study time. Wealth if material is available on the different sites. Do listen various things.

The test includes two monologues (one speaker) and two conversations, so you must prefer to practice a lot with both the types.

Online news channels and their ideal news broadcasts is the another best way to improve Listening. It contains good mix of reports and conversations.

One can also prefer to listen various podcasts too. TED talks are also very useful as it contains online lectures that are often very short and considered perfect and are the best monologues.

You tube is also the best way to practice down Listening in an effective manner. It contains millions of videos from serious topics. It’s an invaluable source of any information.

Listening radio is the another better option to enhance Listening skills.

LISTENING BAND SCORES

2. Complete Practice Tests

Complete the different practice test everyday. Solve the practice test of different questions as it will help to improve your each type solving. We recommend you spend your precious time of about 20% on practice papers and 80% of the time in Listening to spoken English. Practicing like this will surely help you to score well in IELTS LISTENING.

Main source to get the different IELTS material are the various books of authentic exam papers. Preferring to various books is an excellent practice. Every book contain different Listening types questions which will help you a lot. Make sure copies you buy must contain an Audio CD for the Listening test as few versions are not available and you need to buy them.

3. Focus on your “Weak Points”

Analyse your weak points as from this you will get know about the area in which you need to improve and after this practice upon the particular section of the Listening and with the particular type. Don’t involve yourself in just solving the practice papers and spending hours listening to spoken English.

Focus, is grammar your weak point, somewhere vocabulary, or do you find it hard to follow conversations?

LISTENING BAND SCORES

4. Practice Paraphrasing

Particular skill you can practice when listening to spoken English that is paraphrasing.

The audios in the Listening test contain lots of synonyms and key words with paraphrasing and phrases in the questions…

Ideal way of paraphrasing is listening to podcasts as you can pause and restart them at any point. Listen them for some sentences each day and improve your skills of paraphrasing steadily.

5. Assuming the answers

Raise your ability to understand question properly and predicting answers. If you are good at predicting, what you might hear in the recording and what is coming next in the conversation, will greatly help you to understand the audio and identity the information needed for answering.

This is a skill that’s easy to practise by highlighting and keeping in mind the bullet points.

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6. Acknowledgment of Connected Speech

This is the one which students find very hard to understand.

Connected speech is when words and sound move together and make listening difficult for a non-native speakers to know what is actually said.

Improve your ability to be personal at connected speech is by listening to the podcasts. Podcasts usually contains confusing sentence which you should listen until you get to know their proper meanings. Doing this on regular basis will assist you to enhance your listening skills considerably.

Thank you

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