Number seven: prediction, very important on the IELTS.
During the listening, at the end of each section, you have some time to check your answers and to read the questions that are coming up.
Very important that you look ahead.
Okay? Any time you have a chance to stop and to... to read ahead on the IELTS, the... the listening part, it's very important to do this.
The reason is you can make a guess, you can predict... it's not exactly a guess,
but you can predict what an answer is going to be, and your chance of getting that answer right is going to go up.
So, for example, maybe this is one of the questions: "The woman will travel on '''_."
举个例子来说，也许这是其中一个问题："The woman will travel on '''_."（这位女士将乘__旅行）
Okay, so I'm going to have to listen to the CD.
Now, what I can do is in pencil, I can just write in what I think it's going to be.
Well, I see the word: "travel", "travel on", so maybe she's travelling on a bus, or maybe a plane.
Okay. Think of some... some thing she might be travelling on.
And then you can just write quickly what your prediction is.
And then, when they actually play the... the tape, listen, see if your prediction was correct, it's not, you can just write in the correct answer.
But you'll have a good chance of getting the answer right.
The listening goes very quickly so it's very good to do this prediction so you can prepare yourself.
Know what they're looking for.
Okay. Prediction, very important.
Now, let's learn some other tips to succeed on this part of the test.
Okay, my next tip is about predicting again.
But if you can't predict the word - maybe there's not enough information - at least you can predict if they're looking for a noun, adjective, adverb, or verb.
Okay. So what's an example of this?
I come over here. For the fill in the blank questions, maybe it will say something like: "She has three '''_." Blank.
我到这边来。在填空题中，也许会有像这样的一道题： "She has three '''_." （她有三个__）
She has three, what? I have no idea; she could have three of anything.
Well, what I do know is this is going to be... What is it going to be?
Is it going to be a verb? No. Adjective? No.
It's going to be a noun.
Keyword: "She has", there's already a verb here, I know it's going to be a noun.
So that can help.