IELTS listening tutorial part4

IELTS listening tutorial part4 in section 2 and section 4 you have the language of reasoning.  When I say the language of reasoning, it means the reason has to result in or conclude in something.  So when you hear the first word most likely you will come across the second word too.

If you hear the word because, in the next sentence you will also hear, so.  That means because it happened like this, so and so is the result of this particular incident.



IELTS listening tutorial part4

examples are given below:

due to      will result in    this

Since    results in   Hence

As a result of    results in     therefore

“In order to”   results in    “As a result”

“To”  results in   “Leads to /led to”

“For” is followed by “it means”

“Caused” is followed by “ by”

“I realise” is  followed by “in turn”

Listen for PRONOUNS  like (he, she, it, his, her, they’re, them, they, us, we, our, I ……)

Identify the speaker and the department he/she is representing.

Then we have Multiple choice questions MCQ, wherein you will see

Language of Approximation

Degrees of comparison

Conditional statements

The language of opinion or fact, where you will have to be prepared to infer.    Repetition of same words is not wrong.

The correct answer is using SYNONYMS

Use the method of ELIMINATION in multiple choice questions. Let go of the unrelated answers and stick to the most relevant answer

Section – 4 has high speed, no pauses, no repetition.   It is usually not divided into parts.  Of late a few times it has been divided into parts.  If it is divided into parts you can score more.  Few questions could be indirect.  Be prepared to infer.  Keep the track.  Remember the language of reasoning and signpost words which give direction as to which way the discussion is going.