Listening is one of the most difficult skills to improve in English, but here are a few tips to make it easier for you (you will become the DETECTIVE):
- Close your eyes and just listen first and get your ears ready to hear
- Make a table with WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY
- Focus on any background noises that might give you some clues about the audio
- Put any of that information into the table, you can draw the noises to visualise or just write the words
- Listen again and identify the change of voices (male or female?), identify WHO and write it on the table, how many people are in the story?
- Listen again and write down the words you hear, try to figure out who said them, fill in the table again WHERE, WHEN, WHY
- If necessary, listen a final time to be sure you have understood
- Always re-use the information:
- Tell the story
- Write the story
For the Baccalaureate LV1 and LV2 have the same document, you will have an audio/video document:
- 1m-1m30 seconds
- This audio or video document will be chosen by your teacher
- This document will be linked to the 4 notions studied in class
- You will be able to listen to the document 3 times, divide your paper into three columns to take notes (listening 1, listening 2 and listening 3)
- After each time the audio/video is played, you will have 1 minute to take notes
- Once the listening is finished, you will have 10 minutes to write a summary in FRENCH.
* When writing your summary, make sure that you include as many details as possible, the more the better.
* Here are the official grids that the teacher will use when evaluating you, be sure to take a look so you know what to write for the summary:
REMEMBER– it’s like running a marathon, you won’t get any better if your ears aren’t in shape. SO you must practice.
Here are a few links that will help you improve, use the method above while listening to the documents: