LISTENING SECTION

SUMMARIZE SPOKEN TEXT

Introduction

For this item type, you have to listen an audio recording and you have to write a 50-70 word summary.

Skills assessed

Listening and writing

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • For this task type, you can get 10 minutes. The audio begins automatically and you can listen to the audio part only once.
  • Make sure you summarize the main point and include the supporting points.
  • Remember to check grammar, spelling and punctuationYou will be judged for listening, writing, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
  • Noting down the keywords or phrases will help you recalling the lecture.
MULTIPLE CHOICE- CHOOSE MULTIPLE ANSWER

Introduction

In this task type, you just have to listen an audio part and you have to select multiple answers. 

Skills assessed

Listening

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • The audio will start automatically.
  • There is a negative marking.
  • Remember, you are not allowed to listen the audio part twice; you are only able to listen the audio part only once.
LISTENING: FILL IN THE BLANKS

Introduction

You will hear a recording. Type the missing words in each blank.

Skills assessed

Listening and writing

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • You will hear a recording and you need to type in the missing word as you hear the recording.
  • You can also write down the missing words on your notepad and then once the audio is over, type all the words in the blanks.
  • For typing answers, click on each gap and type in the missing word.
  • In the 7 seconds before the recording begins, skim the text before the recording begins.


HIGHIGHT CORRECT SUMMARY

Introduction

For this item type, you need to select the most appropriate matches the recording.

Skills assessed

Listening and reading

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • The audio begins to play automatically, after listening to the lecture, you will need to select the summary paragraph that best matches the lecture.
  • To select an option click on it using the left button on your mouse.
  • Make sure you summarize the main point and include the supporting points.
  • Noting down the keywords or phrases will help you recalling the recording.
MULTIPLE CHOICE- CHOOSE SINGLE ANSWER

Introduction

For this item type, you need to select only one option that is most suitable according to the audio part.

Skills assessed

Listening

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • The audio begins to play automatically. You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.
  • In the 5 seconds before the recording begins, quickly read the question and answer options to make sure you understand the topic. 
  • You can get one question along with several different options and you have to listen to the lecture carefully and select the one option.


SELECT MISSING WORDS

Introduction

For this item type, the last word or the group of the word of the recording has been replaced with the beep.

Skills assessed

Listening

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • The audio begins to play automatically. You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.
  • You just have to select the most appropriate option so that you can complete the recording.
  • In this task type, you have to read the instruction carefully.


HIGHLIGHT INCORRECT WORDS

Introduction

You will hear a recording. Some words in the transcription will differ from what the speakers says.

Skills assessed

Listening and reading

Number of questions

2 – 3

KEY POINTS

  • The audio begins to plays automatically. You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.
  • To select a word click on it using the left button on your mouse. If you change your mind, left-click on the word again to deselect it. 
  • Quickly read the transcription before you listen to focus on key words.
WRITE FROM DICTATION

Introduction

For this item type, you have to listen to a short sentence and have to type the same sentence in the response box at the bottom of the screen.

Skills assessed

Listening and writing

Number of questions

3 – 4

KEY POINTS

  • The audio begins to play automatically.
  • You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.
  • While the audio is playing, you can take notes on the erasable noteboard provided.
  • Type as many correct words as you can remember into the response box in the correct order.