If somebody agrees or disagrees with something, write that down.
If somebody makes an excuse -- "Do you want to come to my party next week?" "No, I can't. I have to take my mother shopping."
Write that down, "mother, shopping", you don't have to write, "He has to take his mother shopping." no, don't do that, "Mother, shopping", done.
Okay. Which goes with this? Accept, reject.
Somebody makes an invitation, does the person accept or reject?
He accepts and goes, if he rejects, make sure you know what the excuse is.
Okay? Because they'll ask you for that.
Purpose. There's going to be a meeting, okay, meeting, not important.
What is the meeting about? Write that down, that is important.
Or the reason -- reason and excuses: similar, but a little bit different.
Reason for doing something, excuse for not doing something. Okay?
So this is only the listening and speaking, let's look at the writing section, what do you need to do there?
Okay. So now, let's look at the writing section.
What are you doing in the writing section, remember that you have a short reading passage, you're given a little bit of time.
You could already start taking your notes as you're reading.
But for some people, the reading takes some time, concentrate on the reading, get the idea.
Are they...what are they supporting, what are they attacking, what is their argument, what examples are they using?
Then, when you're doing your listening, you're listening for... first thing you're listening for: Are they supporting or attacking the reading? Okay?
Because the question is going to ask you how are they supporting or attacking the reading.
So this is what you have to pay attention for.
If they are supporting, what points are they making?
If they are attacking, what are the points they're making?
Again, big points, major points as compared to the reading.
Also, if the listening uses any names, like a company name or a person's name as an example of supporting or attacking, try to write down that name.
This will get you a lot of points with the graders if they can see that you wrote down the name and used it in your short essay.