TOEFL TIP A DAY : FIVE
Listening: The key words
There can be innumerable challenges in listening to a small piece during the exam. It could be the speaker’s accent or the subject being spoken or lack of concentration while listening.
TIP:Note taking is a good idea for more than one reason. Taking notes while listening forces your brain to concentrate. You save yourself from distraction. Even if you don’t understand the entire piece, you will still be able to hear key words. If it is a lecture, chances are that the speaker will write some important key phrases on the black/green board. Look for key words and you will find them while listening. And you will see how it helps you perform better in the Listening and Answering section.