Listening section 3 and 4 tips
IELTS section 3 and 4 tips
I was observing my students in last class and some of them did not get good score in Listening section 3 and 4. When i asked him what was the reason they got low score, their answer was very difficult. When guided them for how to handle section 3 and 4 and played another test of listening, they did well. They were not paying attention and were panicking , not reading questions and answers.
Candidates must read questions before each sections starts and specially using time given to you before questions and after questions wisely. in last two sections there is not enough time and if it is wasted , what would happen is you would not know what the questions are and answer in the recording will pass and confusion starts when you miss some answers , as a result, you get panicked which leads to bad score band.
Having ability to answer section 3 and 4 mainly depends on your reading speed as in short time given to you if your reading speed is average and can not read questions and their answers , dramatic fall comes in your score band. So improve your reading speed by practicing these difficult sections.
Also one more tip that i normally recommend to candidates who feel answer just disappear while listening. They can improve such weak areas by looking at questions and and guessing their answers. What happens in do so is mind activates and picks answers quickly.