If we are to be certain, English is an interesting subject to learn and an outstanding language for communication. That doesn’t make any other language weigh less, but the truth is that having English as an additional language opens you to vast opportunities, apart from the education ambition you currently focus on.
The listening aspect in IELTS is our major topic today, and after an evaluation, it has been found that the biggest problem here stretches from- Synonyms. Ideally, most students hardly believe the importance of synonyms until they perform badly in this particular area.
What Are Synonyms?
Synonyms are words or phrases that mean the same thing, but with different spellings. Having a limited vocabulary can make your synonyms range unreliable and certainly has a negative effect on your English skills.
An example of synonyms we can give you- abroad. Abroad can be interchanged with overseas to mean the same thing, which relates to a foreign country. Other examples of synonyms include ‘sample’ (specimen), and loquacious (talkative). These and the likes are known as synonyms.
This is What To Expect During the Listening Test
Normally, a student is given 30 seconds to look at the question paper at the beginning of the test. Indeed, this helps you look at the words on the question paper and then predict the words the audio will consist of.
Much as there is a high possibility of hearing the words you read, some may be interchanged, but certainly, mean the same thing. Take this example, you read this word- occasion, but as you listen to the audio, you hear the word event. Occasion and event, mean the same thing.
So, How Can You Pass The Test?
Stay Focused, but not tensed up- Many students naturally become disorderly right before the paper to the extent of falling sick. This is certainly nervousness that can make you fail.
Stay calm and read each question with keenness and try to open your mind to help you think outside the court.
Mark the key words- Key words are very important and it takes intelligence for someone to identify several key words in the paper. Mark them and try to think about their synonyms.
Follow the recording while comparing it with the questions and certainly the words you think are crucial.
How To Prepare for Your Listening Test?
Try as much as possible to widen your synonyms vocabulary and using English more often can incredibly help.
In case you come across new words during your studies, try to google out their meaning or cross-check the dictionary for their synonyms.