Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. In this lesson, I've put together all the tips I have for IELTS listening,
so if you're preparing to take the test, you've got all my tips to help you do your best in the listening exam.
So, it's 40 marks, and it's around 30 minutes long, so how can you make the most of your listening exam?
Well, it's true what they say: practice really does make perfect.
So you should aim to do as many practice tests of the listening section as you absolutely can, it will really, really help you.
There's a book that I recommend, it's the Cambridge Series for IELTS, we've got some practice tests, there are other parts in that book, not just for listening,
我给你们推荐一本书Cambridge Series for IELTS，里面有一些模拟题，那本书里还有其他部分的题，不只是听力部分，
but the listening materials are good, so I've used those many times.
And you don't get that many listening tests in the book, but what you can do is do the tests,
and then take a break for, you know, two weeks or three weeks or whatever, and you'll forget, and then you can do it again.
So, that's really important, because I'll tell you that as a native speaker, yeah, plus someone with a university degree,
but I'll do...I'll do an IELTS listening test after a long break, and I'll not get a lot of the answers right. Okay?
So what that tells me is that doing IELTS, and the listening part is just another example,
it's as much about learning how to pass a test and learning an exam technique, basically.
Because if a native speaker isn't going to get it all right, it shows you that you need to train yourself to be able to do this listening test.
So, anyway, if I do a couple of those tests, then I'm getting them all right.
So what I'm telling you, just from my experience is: the more you practice those tests, you really will become better and better at doing those tests.