CELPIP Listening Tips: Practice before the test to get your best score

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CELPIP Listening Tips
Before the Test

Practice Remembering.

One way to improve your ability to predict is to listen to a recorded video, news program, radio interview, or podcast.

Use the pause button to stop the CELPIP writing tipsrecording at the end of a sentence.

Repeat the sentence.

Gradually increase the length of what you repeat. You do not have to repeat the words exactly; the goal is to increase the amount you remember.

Practice Predicting.

IELTS Academic writing tips

One way to improve your ability to predict is to listen to a recorded video, news program, radio interview, or podcast.

As you listen, pause every minute or so and predict what will happen next and what you will hear next.

Write down any words that you expect to hear, and then check to see how many of them you hear.

Keep practicing until your accuracy improves.

Practice listening for specific information.

One way of practicing listening for information is to:

Pick a video, news program, radio interview, or podcast, and listen for specific information.

Listen for What, Where, Who, Why, When, and How.

Listen again for any words that you didn’t catch the first time.

Who What When Where Why

Clean up Your Tenses

Practice your tenses. Know your tenses inside out, back to front, and upside down!

Listen to Current Affairs Programs

Listen to current affairs programs to familiarize yourself with phrases and vocabulary.

Listen to how people express themselves about current affairs.

Take a class

Take a Private CELPIP Preparation class with a tutor to learn some additional CELPIP listening tips and techniques that help you get a good score on your listening.

You can get support with your CELPIP Preparation Online or in a classroom.

 

CELPIP Listening Tips
During the Test

Answer All the Questions

Make a logical guess if you can’t identify the answer. IELTS General writing tips

Do not leave any answer blank. There’s always as chance you’ll pick the right one!

 

Use keywords

Look for keywords or keyphrases in the questions. Use these to help you identify answers.

There may be more than one keyword or keyphrase.

Keywords and keyphrases can appear before or after the answer.

 

Be observant

Watch and listen to the videos carefully.

Pay attention to the situation and the background in the video.

Look for clues that reveal the relationship between the speakers.

Watch for clues that reveal the mood and level of formalilty.

 

Check your grammar

Your answers must be grammatically correct:

* is it a noun, verb, adjective or adverb?
* singular nouns must have an article.

 

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Please call/text Angela at 403-350-8709 for more information.