The normal rules apply to all parts of the Listening Test:
- Read the title
- Read through the questions
- Anticipate answers
- Guess the gaps
- Check your spelling
- Avoid distractors
- Listen for synonyms
One of the key skills is keeping your place, as there is no ‘pause’ in this part, and you’re probably getting tired and starting to lose focus.
As we saw in Part 3 there are a very clear signals and signposts that you need to train yourself to become more aware of.
These will lead you to the answers.
- Ordering and numbering
- Rhetorical questions
‘How to recognise signals and signposts in Listening Part 3’.
- How to keep your place in Listening Part 4
- How modals are used in Listening Part 4
- Multiple Choice in Listening Part 4
- Synonyms and parallel language in Listening Part 4
- The importance of plurals in gapfills in Listening Part 4
- Tricks to avoid in Listening Part 4
- Common vocabulary in Listening Part 4
- Choosing from a list in Listening Part 4
- More practice – The Lion Sanctuary
Try this Part 4 gap-fill Lecture:
Learn about signals and signposts:
More practice with gapfill in Section 4:
Get more listening practice here.
How to listen for signals and signposts (especially in Section 3).
Why you need to learn Modals of Deduction for the Listening Test.
How to do Multiple Choice Questions in Listening Part 4.
How to identify the distractors in Listening Part 3.
How to deal with a difficult Listening Part 4.
How to do a Gapfill Summary in Listening Part 4.
How to choose from a list in Listening Part 2.
How to complete a table in Listening Part 2.
How to label a map in Listening Part 2.
How to recognise distractors in Listening Part 4.
Multiple Choice and Tables in Part 4.
Listening to an expert interview (and an Australian accent) in Part 3.
How to review IELTS vocab topics through Listening Part 4.