Listening Comprehension and Note-Taking

Advice

Your listening will improve quickly if you hear English often - so make sure you do - films, television, anything. Any kind of comprehension is also part of a circle:

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Listening Circle

So read around the topic before the lecture - or read the newspaper if you want to understand the news on the radio.

For academic listening, particularly listening to lectures, it will also be useful to learn about how the language works in lectures in your subject. You can learn the language you need, learn about how lectures are structured, and the various processes you go through to make sense of the words and phrases you hear.

Listening comprehension & note-taking

Tests

Listening Tests

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In all cases you will hear a discussion with a lecturer and some students about studying. Listen to the discussion and summarise the advice given.

Active Learner 1 - Student Experiences Test

Active Learner 2 - Oral Presentations Test

Active Learner 3 - Oral Presentations Test

Active Learner 4 - Academic Writing Test

Active Learner 5 - Academic Writing Test

Active Learner 6 - Academic Writing Test

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