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Nama : Adam Ramadhan

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Softskill (Bahasa Inggris Bisnis 2)
Trick and Tips TOEFL Listening Test
1. Take past TOEFL listening tests and become familiar with the format. Quickly read the
comprehension questions before the recording begins - this helps you to listen out for key
points often there is a lot of content that you will not be tested on keep your focus and
energy for the points that count!
2. Practice note taking whenever you are listening to something in English only write down
key words or phrases, use abbreviations for long words and always write in English. Record
only the major points you will not have time to write down the minor, unimportant details
in the exam.
3. Improve your vocabulary the more words you know, the easier it will be for you to
understand the listening section. Learn new vocab and save words you have trouble with by
becoming an English, baby! Super member.
4. Listen for signal words that indicate major steps, changes or ideas such as seldom, at the
moment, in 1975, so far, usually, often, up to now, at the moment. Make sure to also listen for
repetition, synonyms and pronouns.
5. Download listening practice lessons, such as lessons on Daily English Audio and stop it at
different times. Try to guess what will happen next! This is a great way to practice your
ability to connect and combine ideas. Then go back and listen to the lesson in full and see
how well you did.
6. Determine the purpose of a conversation or speech what do you think the speakers are
trying to do? Are they angry? Trying to resolve a conflict? Sad? Expressing an idea? Practice
this technique every time you hear English including English movies or TV shows, daily
English lessons on English, baby!, even people you hear speaking English on the street! This
will help you focus on the key points and improve your ability to filter out information that is
not necessary for theTOEFL listening exam questions.
7. Recognize key points who or what is the conversation about? What is the main point of
the lecture? Why are they talking about this? Remember, the TOEFL listening exam is

testing your comprehension, not your ability to memorize and repeat what you have just
heard!
8. Find connections between ideas how do these points connect to the key ideas of the
passage? If they do NOT connect to the key ideas, they are probably not the major ideas of
the passage and you should not focus on them.
9. Pay attention when someone in the exercise asks a question often it is a clue that
information is about to be given. However, this is not always true so be careful for responses
that sound a lot like the answer to a question. Listen very carefully as these responses are
often there to test your ability to understand the context of what you heard.
10. Categorize

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practice TOEFLlistening tests. Ask yourself is it a lecture (mostly one-sided and on


academic topics) or a conversation (language is more informal, two or more people)? This
will help you understand the flow of the conversation more clearly.