In this section, you should present your own opinion and provide examples to support your ideas.
u Try to describe as specific as possible.
u Try to contain as much information as possible in your statement.
u You needn’t to tell the truth, but must be logical and easy to understand.
“I think/ I believe/ In my opinion….”
“I prefer…/ I strongly agree with the idea/ opinion that…”
In this part, you should present the man/ woman’s attitude first, and then explain the reasons she gives. Remember, you should not talk about your own opinions.
“The woman/ man agrees with the announcement/ memo/ letter (and thinks that the university is right to …) One reason is that…(explain). In addition,…(explain)”
u In reading you may have no time to take notes, so try to remember what the passage tells you.
u When listening, take notes as many as impossible. However, if taking notes disturb your understanding of the listening materials, you should focus more attention on listening, rather than taking notes.
u Focus on the key points the woman/ man gives. You should not miss anyone.
“In the lecture, the professor provides two examples to demonstrate that …. One example is that… Another example Is that … So…”
u Firstly, look through the short passage quickly, find the key words and memorize or put them down if time allows.
u When taking the notes, pay attention to the signal words, and find out the key points.
u Don’t contain your own opinions.
In this section, you should state what problem the man or the woman faces and the woman or the man offers what solutions for him or her. Then give your own choice. However, you should leave 15 to 20 seconds to explain your reasons.
“In this conversation, the man/ woman is facing the problem that… And the woman/ man offers him/ her alternative solutions. One is … The other is… As for me, I prefer option…. For one thing … For another thing … ”
u You needn’t to remember too many details. Taking down the key points is enough, because you have to leave 15 to 20 seconds to explain your own choice.
u Remember that you have to state your own ideas in this section.
In this section, the speaker usually gives two examples to explain a theory or a phenomenon. So try to find out what the theory or phenomenon is, and the description of the examples.
“In the lecture, the professor provides two examples to demonstrate that …One example is that… Another example Is that … So…”.(You can change this style according to different lectures)
u Question 6 is similar to Question 4 to some extent. However, it doesn’t offer any clue for you before you hear the lecture. So you have to understand the lecture thoroughly.
u In this section, you should take notes as many as possible, especially the details of the examples, because you have to name them when you give your summary.
u As there are too many details, you needn’t to take all of them down.
u I think the logicality in this part is very important. When listen to the lecture, try to figure out the logical relationships among different objects.
u When speaking, try to even distribute time, because you have to cover two points.