- Listen carefully to the introduction to each section. This will give you useful information about the situation and the speakers.
- Use the time at the beginning of each section (and in the middle of Sections 1–3) to look through the questions and think about the topic.
- Read the instructions for each task carefully. Remember to check the maximum number of words allowed.
- Write all your answers as you listen – remember, you won’t hear the recording a second time.
- Check that what you write makes sense in the context.
- Pay attention to any examples that are provided.
- Keep to the word limit: if you are asked for ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS’, for example, then do not write more.
- Try to answer all the questions, even if you don’t feel sure about an answer – you may have understood more than you think.
- Transfer your answers at the end of the test. You have 10 minutes for this, which is plenty of time. P Write clearly when you transfer your answers. If an answer isn’t clear on your answer sheet, you will lose the mark.
- Check your spelling (and grammar, where necessary).
Try to discuss points about marriage ceremony. You should include:
- what happens at a typical wedding ceremony in your country?
- how is it different from a typical wedding in Britain?
- do you have any memories of .your / your friend’s wedding ceremony?
- What roles do men / women typically play in families in your country?
- How different is your life from the lives of your parents / grandparents?
- How have these roles changed recently?
- Entertainment is a very important part of our lives. Most people listen to the radio or watch television. How did people entertain themselves before these things came into existence?
- Do you think radio and television have had a positive effect on the world?
- Has television stopped family members from communicating with each other?
- Is there too much violence on television these days?
- Does violence on television or on video contribute to violence in society?
- Thank you and good luck.