TOEFL TIP A DAY: SIX
Listening: The OMG!
Candidates somehow have a tendency of panicking while listening. They consider the sense of hearing as their weakest factor. They think of the clock, they panic when they don’t understand the first few sentences of the speech and so on.
TIP: Understand that your concentration level will be zero towards the beginning of a listening exercise, more out of stress really. So give it some time. And in a few seconds, things will begin to make more sense. Also don’t think of the clock while listening since the clock doesn’t tick until then. It starts only once you start answering questions. So that time must only be used for focusing on the subject matter.